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Athlon Hit Parade: 10 mobos with the nForce2 Ultra400
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Manufacturer Abit AOpen Asus DFI Epox
Model NF7-S 2.0 AK79D-400Max A7N8X Deluxe LANParty NFII Ultra EP-8RDA3+
Chipset
Socket nVIDIA nForce2 Ultra 400 nVIDIA nForce2 Ultra 400 nVIDIA nForce2 Ultra 400 nVIDIA nForce2 Ultra 400 nVIDIA nForce2 Ultra 400
Clock (CPU/Bus) 2204.99 / 200.45 2230 / 202.73 2205.00 / 200.45 2205.00 / 200.45 2205.00 / 200.45
Northbridge nForce2 SPP nForce2 SPP nForce2 SPP nForce2 SPP nForce2 SPP
Southbridge nForce2 MCP-T nForce2 MCP-T nForce2 MCP-T nForce2 MCP-T nForce2 MCP-T
Northbridge Fan no no no no no
Form Factor ATX ATX ATX ATX ATX
Memory
Maximum RAM 3072 MB 3072 MB 3072 MB 3072 MB 3072 MB
DIMM Sockets 3 3 3 3 3
Memory Type DDR SDRAM DDR SDRAM DDR SDRAM DDR SDRAM DDR SDRAM
Memory Frequencies DDR200, DDR266, DDR333, DDR400 DDR200, DDR266, DDR333, DDR400 DDR200, DDR266, DDR333, DDR400 DDR200, DDR266, DDR333, DDR400 DDR200, DDR266, DDR333, DDR400
ECC Support no no no no no
Standard Components
Size (LxH) 305 x 245 mm 305 x 244 mm 305 x 245 mm 305 x 245 mm 305 x 245 mm
PCI Slots 5x PCI 2.2 32 Bit 5x PCI 2.2 32 Bit 5x PCI 2.2, 32 Bit 5x PCI 2.2, 32 Bit 5x PCI 2.2, 32 Bit
AGP AGP 3.0 / 8x AGP 3.0 / 8x AGP 3.0 / 8x AGP 3.0 / 8x AGP 3.0 / 8x
AGP Card Lock yes yes no yes yes
ACR / AMR / CNR no / no / no yes / no / no no / no / no no / no / no yes / no / no
Parallel Ports 1 1 1 1 1
Serial Ports 2 1 2 2 2
USB 2.0 internal/external 4 / 2 2 / 4 2 / 4 2 / 4 2 / 4
Fan Headers 3 3 3 3 3
IDE Controller 2x UltraATA/133 2x UltraATA/133 2x UltraATA/133 2x UltraATA/133 2x UltraATA/133
Additional Components
Piezo Speaker OnBoard no yes yes yes yes
Wake on LAN (WOL) no yes yes yes yes
Wake on Modem (WOM) no no yes yes yes
IrDA Port yes yes yes yes yes
Chassis Intrusion Detection no yes yes no yes
Temperature Monitoring yes yes yes yes yes
Fan Status Monitoring yes yes yes yes yes
Network Controller Realtek RTL8201 Realtek RTL8201BL Realtek RTL8201, 2x Realtek RTL8201, ICS1893 Realtek RTL8101L / 8201BL
IDE RAID Controller Silicon Image Sil3112 Promise PDC20375 Silicon Image Sil3112 HighPoint HPT372N Silicon Image Sil3112
Firewire Controller nForce2 / Realtek RTL8801B agere FW802 Realtek RTL8801B agere FW803 agere FW323
SCSI Controller - - - - -
Sound System
Type AC97 / MCP-T AC97 / MCP-T AC97 / MCP-T AC97 / MCP-T AC97 / MCP-T
Manufacturer / Chip Realtek ALC650 Realtek ALC650E Realtek ALC650 Realtek ALC650 C-Media CMI9739A
Surround Sound 6 Channels, Dolby Digital 6 Channels, Dolby Digital 6 Channels, Dolby Digital 6 Channels, Dolby Digital 6 Channels, Dolby Digital
External Connectors In, Out, Mic In, Out, Mic In, Out, Mic In, Out, Mic In, Out, Mic
Internal Connectors CD-in, AUX-in CD-in, AUX-in CD-in, AUX-in CD-in, AUX-in CD-in, AUX-in
Setup
CPU Config BIOS BIOS BIOS BIOS BIOS
Selectable Multipliers 8.0 - 23.0 / 0.5 5.0 - 23.0 / 0.5 6.5 - 17.0 / 0.5 5.0 - 22.0 / 0.5 5.0 - 24.0 / 0.5
FSB Range / Increments 100 - 237 MHz / 1 100 - 255 MHz / 1 100 - 233 MHz / 1 100 - 300 MHz / 1 100 - 250 MHz / 1
AGP clock 66 - 100 MHz 66 - 100 MHz 66 - 100 MHz 50 - 100 MHz / 1 66 - 100 MHz
Voltage
Vcore Range / Increments 1.1 - 1.85 / 0.05 V 1.1 - 1.85 / 0.05 V 1.65 - 1.85 V / 0.025 V 1.10 - 2.0 V / 0.025 V 1.4 - 2.2 V / 0.025 V
Vram / Increments 2.4 - 2.7 / 0.1 V 2.5 - 2.8 V / 0.1 V 2.6 / 2.7 / 2.8 V 2.5 - 2.8 V / 0.1 V 1.5 - 1.8 V / 0.1 V
Vchipset / Increments 1.4 - 1.7 / 0.1 V 1.4 - 1.7 V / 0.1 Vagp 1.5 / 1.6 / 1.7 V 2.6 - 2.9 V / 0.1 V 1.6 / 1.8 / 2.0 V
Board and BIOS Details
Bios Award/Phoenix Award/Phoenix Award/Phoenix Award/Phoenix Award/Phoenix
Version 1.6 1.01g 1005 ? ?
Date June 25, 2003 June 2, 2003 May 14, 2003 July 9, 2003 June 19, 2003
Motherboard Revision 1.0 ? 2.00 A 1.1
Boot Devices Floppy, LS120, HD, SCSI, CDROM/DVD, ZIP, USB-ZIP, USB-FDD, USB-CDROM, UDB-HDD, LAN Floppy, LS120, HD, SCSI, CDROM/DVD, ZIP, USB-ZIP, USB-FDD, USB-CDROM, UDB-HDD, LAN Floppy, LS120, HD, SCSI, CDROM/DVD, ZIP, USB-ZIP, USB-FDD, USB-CDROM, UDB-HDD, LAN Floppy, LS120, HD, SCSI, CDROM/DVD, ZIP, USB-ZIP, USB-FDD, USB-CDROM, UDB-HDD, LAN Floppy, LS120, HD, SCSI, CDROM/DVD, ZIP, USB-ZIP, USB-FDD, USB-CDROM, UDB-HDD, LAN
Manual Interrupt Assignment no yes no yes yes
Special Features - SilentTek, Dr.Voice Speech Post Reporter, Q-Fan - -
Shared Interrupts ? ? ? ? ?
Clock Generator nForce2 nForce2 nForce2 nForce2 nForce2
Miscellaneous
Layout Issues - IDE connectors in front of PCI CD/AUX connectors directly behind PCI slot IDE RAID connectors in front of PCI IDE RAID connectors in front of PCI, floppy connector at the bottom of the board
Model Variations - - - -
Shipment / Utilities
Manual / Quality comprehensive excellent short but complete excellent complete
Languages English English English English, French, German, Spanish English
Quick Setup Guide 6 languages yes 12 languages yes no
Cables 1x IDE-80, 1x Floppy, 1x SATA 1x IDE-80, 1x IDE-40, 1x Floppy 1x IDE-80, 1x IDE-40, 1x Floppy, 2x SATA 2x IDE-80 round cable, 1x Floppy, 1x SATA, 1x SATA power 2x IDE-80 round cables, 1x Floppy, 2x SATA, 2x SATA power
Adapters 1x IDE-to-SATA, 2x Firewire, 2x USB Audio adapter (optical & coax S/PDIF), Firewire (2x), Game & USB (2x) COM2, Game port, 2x USB, 2x Firewire Audio adapter, Firewire (2x), Game Firewire (2), Game & COM,
Software Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.05, Winbond Hardware Doctor AOConfig, EzClock, EzSkin, WinBIOS, WinDMI, 3Deep E-Color, Adobe Acrobat Reader PC-cillin 2002 Anti Virus, PC Probe RadarSync Online BIOS update software, Winbond Hardware Monitor, McAfee Virus Scan Online Norton Ghost 2001, PC Cillin 2002
Miscellaneous Die-Hard BIOS Asus Live Update FrontX, Pc Transpo gear Debug System
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