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Old January 12, 2008, 03:02 AM
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Default Motherboard rev??

I'm new to this stuff, and I've just discovered that motherboards may have the same model number, but not necessarily be the same.
I thought the "rev" numbers just indicated what driver was installed...higher number, more updated driver.

If I'm not off track here, is it best to ask for the highest rev number when ordering a board?

The motherboard I'm looking at buying is the Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3P.
Some of the different features from 1.0 to 2.1 are:
Thermal Solution
-Heat Sink on NB and SB for rev 1.0-2.0
-Silent Pipe-rev 2.1

-Number of USB rev 1.1-12(8 by cable), rev 2.1- 12(4 by cable)

-PCB size rev 2.1-30.5*24.4CM, rev 1.0-24.4CM

-FSB rev 1.0-2.0 1333/1066/800 MHZ, rev 2.1 adds 1600 (O.C.)

I know some of these things may be minor, but is is safe to say that each rev update probably adds some improvement on the original?

Thanks for any replies!
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Old January 12, 2008, 07:51 AM
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Manufacturers usually only bother with a revision when there's a fairly significant issue with the original board- so whenever possible, go for the latest
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Old January 12, 2008, 02:55 PM
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Thanks B!
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