As Jim Macklin has said, the only difference is the onboard LAN. The correct
name for the board is D865GBF - the order-code "D865GBFL" that you may see
on suppliers' pricelists simply means "D865GBF, LAN variant".
Ergo, if you buy a D865GBFL board, it will have Intel Pro/100 onboard 10/100
LAN. For the record, the board is also available with onboard Gigabit LAN -
strictly speaking, the order-code for that variant would normally be
"D865GBFLK", the "K" denoting Gigabit.
All the drivers, BIOS files, and documentation for the board - whichever
variant you buy - can be found here:
As for memory, the board takes DDR 400 or 333 non-ECC modules. For maximum
performance, install matched pairs (e.g two 256MB modules rather than a
single 512MB module) - this allows the 865G chipset to run in "dual channel"
memory mode. Whenever I've built systems using Intel motherboards, I've
always bought memory from Crucial (www.crucial.com) and found that it works
Hope this helps - post back if you have further questions.
David Hollway [MVP, Windows Networking]