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DFI LANParty 865PE

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Martin Finbow

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November 10th , 2003.


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With the introduction of Dual Channel, Intel brought out two chipsets, the i865 and the i875. The i865 has support for lower FSB (400) CPUs which includes the early Northwood, Celeron and Willamette members.
DFI have launched their new LANParty series, and the i865 is chipset included in the family.
A new series, aimed at the LAN gamers of this world who also like to show off their systems - but is it all show and no performance? Let us show you!


Motherboard Features


  • Supports Intel Pentium 4 Processor with Hyper-Threading Technology
    - 800MHz/533MHz system data bus
  • Supports Intel Pentium 4 Northwood Processor
    - 533MHz/400Mhz system data bus
  • Supports Intel Celeron Northwood Processor
    - 400MHz system data bus


  • Intel 865PE
    -Intel 865PE (MCH)
    -Intel 8280IEB (ICH5)

Memory slot

  • Supports four 184-pin DDR DIMM sockets
  • Supports dual channel (128-bit wide) memory interface
    - Each channel supports 2 DIMM sockets
  • Supports up to 4GB system memory
  • Synchronous operation with processor system bus
    - PC2100/PC2700/PC3200 (DDR266/DDR333/DDR400) with 800MHz FSB CPU. DDR333 will run at 320MHz memory frequency when used with 800MHz FSB CPU.
    - Use PC2100/PC2700 (DDR266/DDR333) with 533MHz FSB CPU
    - Use PC2100 (DDR266) with 400MHz FSB CPU
  • Supports non-ECC (x64) DIMM using 128Mb, 256Mb or 512Mb
  • Supports unbuffered DIMMs


  • Award BIOS, Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP Plug & Play compatible
  • Genie BIOS profides:
    - CPU/DRAM overclocking
    - AGP/PCI/SATA overclocking
    - CPU/DIMM/AGP overvoltage

Energy Efficient Design

  • ACPI STR (Suspend to RAM) function
  • Wake-On-PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse
  • Wake-On-USB Keyboard
  • Wake-On-Ring
  • Wake-On-LAN
  • RTC timer to power-on the system
  • AC power failure recovery

System Health Monitor Funcions

  • Monitors CPU/system temperature and overheat alarm
  • Monitors CPU/1.5V/5VSB/VBAT/3.3V/5V/±12V voltages and failure alarm
  • Monitors the speed of the CPU, chassis and 2nd fans and failure alarm
  • Automatic chassis fan and 2nd fan on/off control
  • Read back compatibilty that displays temperature, volrage and fan speed
  • Opened chassis alarm
  • CPU Fan Protection function monitors the CPU fan during system boot-up
  • CPU Temperature Protection function monitors CPU temperature during system boot-up

Onboard Audio Features

  • C-Media CMO9739a 6-channel codec
  • 20-bit stereo full-duplex codec with independent variable sampling rate
  • High quality differential CD input
  • True stereo line leve outputs
  • S/PDIF-in/out interface
  • 6-channel audio output

Onboard Gigabit LAN PCI

  • Realtek RTL8110S Gigabit LAN PCI controller
  • Integrated power management functions
  • Full duplex support at both 10, 100 and 1000 Mbps
  • Supports IRRR 802.3u auto-negotiation


  • Silicon Image Sil3112A PCI to Serial ATA controller
  • Supports two SATA (Serial ATA) interfaces which are compliant with SATA 1.0 specification (1.5Gbps interface)
  • Supports RAID 0 and RAID 1

IEEE 1394 Interface

  • VIA VT6306 PCI I394 integrated host controller
  • Supports three 100/200/400 Mb/sec ports

PCI Bus Master IDE Controller

  • Support ATA/33, ATA/66 and ATA/100 hard drives
  • PIO Mode 4 Enhanced IDE (data transfer rate up to 14MB/sec.)
  • Bus mastering reduces CPU utilization during disk transfer
  • Supports ATAPI CD-ROM, LS-120 and ZIP

Processor Socket

  • Socket 478

AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port)

  • Support AGP 3.0 (AGP 4x and 8x) and AGO 2.0 (AGP 1x and 4x)
  • Supports 1.5V AGP 8x (2.13GB/sec.) and AGP 4x (1066MB/sec.) add-in cards. AGP 2x and 3.3V AGP card are not supported.

Rear Panel I/O Ports (PC 99 color-coded connectors)

  • 1 PS/2 mouse port
  • 1 PS/2 keyboard port
  • 1 DB-9 serial port
  • 1 DB-25 parallel port
  • 4 USB 2.0/1.1 ports
  • 1 IEEE 1394 port
  • 1 RJ45 LAN port
  • 2 S/PDIF RCA jacks (S/PDIF-in and S/PDIF-out)
  • 3 audio jacks: line0out, line-in and mic-in
  • 2 audio jacks for center/bass and rear out

I/O Connectors

  • 2 connectors for 4 additional external USB 2.0/1.1 ports
  • 2 connectors for 2 external IEEE 1394 ports
  • 1 front audio connector for external line-out and mic-in jacks
  • 1 connector for an external game/MIDI port
  • 2 internal audio connectors (CD-in and AUX-in)
  • 1 S/PDIF connector for optical cable connection
  • 1 connector for IrDA interface
  • 4 Serial ATA connectors
  • 2 IDE connectors
  • 1 floppy connector
  • 2 ATX power connectors (20-om and 4-pin 12V)
  • 1 Wake-On-LAN connector
  • 1 opened chassis alarm connector
  • CPU fan, chassis fan and 2nd fan connectors
  • 1 diagnostic LED connector for 4 external diagnostic LEDs display
  • EZ touch switches (power switch and reset switch)

Expansion Slots

  • 1 AGP slot
  • 5 PCI slots


  • PCI 2.2 and AC '97 compliant
  • Intel AGP version 3.0


Let's take a tour of the actual motherboard.......




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