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Review: DFI NB78-HL

by David Ross on 8 December 2002, 00:00

Tags: Intel (NASDAQ:INTC), DFI (TPE:2397)

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Supports Socket 478 for Intel Pentium 4 processors (400FSB & 533FSB)
Supports Socket 478 for Intel Celeron processors (400FSB)
Supports Hyper-Threading Technology


North bridge: Intel 845PE MCH
South bridge: Intel 82801 ICH4

System Memory

2 x 184-pin DDR SDRAM
DDR200 / DDR266 / DDR333 support @ 2.5v
2GB maximum system RAM


AGP slot 4x AGP compliant (1.5v support only)
6 x 32-bit PCI 33MHz slots

On-board peripherals - I/O

1 floppy port supports 2 FDD
3 Audio Jacks for AC97 sound
RJ-45 LAN Port
2 USB 2.0 connectors
Header for another 2 USB2.0 ports
PS/2 ports
1 Com port
1 Parallel port
2 Serial ports
1 Game/Midi port

On-board IDE

An IDE controller on the ICH4 chipset provides IDE HDD/CD-ROM with PIO, Bus Master and Ultra DMA/100/66/ operation modes

Integrated Components

Realtek RTL8100 10/100
AC97 2-channel sound

BIOS & Voltages

Award Bios
up to +10% Vcore
2.5v to 2.9v Vmem
FSB speeds of 100Mhz to 165Mhz (quad-pumped)

Other features

Custom backplane
3 fan headers

Form Factor

305mm x 210mm