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    The specifications may be slightly different by region accordingly. Please contact your local dealer for more details.
     
    P4VMM2 (V8.1)
    Socket 478 for Intel Pentium 4 processor
  • FSB 533
  • Prescott CPU support
  • HT CPU Support
  • ATA133
  • 6 Channel Audio
  • 10/100 LAN


  •   FSB 533MHz
    Supports 533MHz front side bus Intel Pentium 4 CPU
     
      ATA133
    Supports Ultra DMA 33/66/100/133 IDE devices, data transfer rate up to 133MB/s
     
      6-Channel Audio
    Onboard 6-channel audio CODEC supports uncompromising DVD audio quality, bringing a move vivid sound experience and high-quality 6-channel audio without having to buy advanced sound cards
     
      10/100 LAN
    Provides 10/100 Mbps solution to your network or broadhand connection without having to buy an extra LAN card.
     
      USB 2.0
    USB2.0 is the latest connectivity standard which delivers transfer speeds up to 480Mb/s for easy connectivity and ultra-fast data transfers.
     
      AGP 4X
    AGP 4X supports 1 GB/s data rate and runs at 266MHz.
     
      DDR 266
    Enables bandwidth up to 2.1GB/s providing enhanced system performance
     
    CPUº Socket 478 for latest Intel Pentium 4 / Celeron processor
    º FSB 533/400 MHz
    º Supports Hyper-Threading Technology CPU
    CHIPSETº VIA® P4M266A & VT8235
    º North Bridge: VIA® P4M266A
    º South Bridge: VIA® VT8235
    GRAPHICSº Integrated S3 ProSavage8 2D/3D Graphics
    º Share Memory : 8/16/32MB
    MEMORYº 2 x 184-pin DDR DIMM socket support up to 2 GB
    º Support DDR266/200 DDR SDRAM
    Due to the operating system limitation, the actual memory size may be less than 4GB for the reservation for system usage under Windows® 32-bit OS.
    For Windows® 64-bit OS with 64-bit CPU, there is no such limitation

    EXPANSION SLOTº 1 x AGP 4X slot
    º 3 x PCI slots
    º 1 x CNR slot
    STORAGEº Support by VIA® VT8235
        • 4 x Ultra DMA133/100/66 devices
    AUDIOº Realtek ALC655 6-Channel audio CODEC
    º Compliant with AC'97 2.3 specification
    LANº VIA® VT6103 10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet PHY
    REAR PANEL I/Oº 1 x PS/2 keyboard & PS/2 mouse connectors
    º 4 x USB ports
    º 1 x RJ45 LAN connector
    º 1 x VGA port
    º 1 x Parallel port (LPT)
    º 1 x Serial port (COM1)
    º 1 x Audio port (Line-in, Line-out, Mic-in)
    INTERNAL I/O CONNECTORS & HEADERSº 1 x 20-pin ATX Power Supply Connector & 4-pin 12V Connector
    º 1 x FDD connector supports one 360K~2.88MB FDD
    º 2 x IDE connectors
    º 1 x IrDA for SIR header
    º 1 x SPDIF out header
    º 1 x USB 2.0 header support additional 2 USB ports
    º 1 x Front panel switch/LED header
    º 1 x Front panel audio header
    º CD in/ AUX in headers
    º CPUFAN/CASFAN connectors
    SYSTEM BIOSº Award BIOS with 2Mb Flash ROM
    º Supports Plug and Play 1.0A, APM 1.2, Multi Boot, DMI
    º Supports ACPI revision 1.0 specification
    FORM FACTOR & LAYERSº Micro-ATX Size (244mm*244mm), 4 Layers

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       BIOS(2)

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       MANUAL(1)


    IMPORTANT NOTE:
    Please read the notes carefully before updating BIOS.
    1.Do not update the BIOS if the system is running fine. Unsuccessful BIOS flash may cause the system fails to boot up. The manufacturer is not responsible for any BIOS flash failure.
    2.Make sure your M/B PCB version number first, and then read the updated description & special note carefully to check if the new BIOS version patch pertain to your current problem.
    (How to recognize the M/B PCB version)
    3.Please DO NOT reboot system,unplug power supply and remove battery during BIOS update process.
    4.It is recommended to use the updated flash utility included in each BIOS download package.
    (How to use flash utility).

    Question
    Can I mix SDRAM and DDR memory modules on P4VMM2 V1.2 at the same time? 


    Answer
    No, please don't mix SDRAM and DDR memory modules at the same time. Otherwise, the motherboard may be damaged.


    Question
    Can I mix SDRAM and DDR memory modules on P4VMM2 V3.1 at the same time? 


    Answer
    No, please don't mix  SDRAM and DDR memory modules at the same time. Otherwise, the motherboard may be damaged.


    Question
    Can I mix SDRAM and DDR memory modules on P4VMM2 V5.0A at the same time? 


    Answer
    No, please don't mix  SDRAM and DDR memory modules at the same time. Otherwise, the motherboard may be damaged.


    Question
    Does P4VMM2 V8.1 support 80GB HDD & higher? 


    Answer
    Yes, the P4VMM2 V8.1 supports hard drive capacity up to 160GB.


    Question
    Does P4VMM2 support AGP 8X? 


    Answer
    No, the P4VMM2 V8.1 supports AGP mode up to 4X (1.5V only). You can install an AGP 8X card on this MB but the card will run with AGP 4X mode.


    Question
    What is the APM spec supported on P4VMM2 V8.1? 


    Answer
    The P4VMM2 V8.1 is cpmpliant with APM V1.2.


    Question
    What is the DMI version supported on P4VMM2 V8.1? 


    Answer
    The P4VMM2 V8.1 is compliant with DMI V2.3.


    Question
    What is the AC97 spec supported on P4VMM2 V8.1? 


    Answer
    The P4VMM2 V8.1 is compliant with AC97 v2.3.


    Question
    Does P4VMM2 V8.1 support Hyper-Threading technology or not? 


    Answer
    Yes, the P4VMM2 V8.1 supports Hyper-Threading technology.


    Question
    Which type of AGP card is supported by P4VMM2 V7.3 & does it support PC2700 DDR module? Can I install PC3200 DDR RAM with FSB 533 MHz on this MB? 


    Answer
    1.The P4VMM2 V7.3 is compliant with 1X/2X/4X AGP 2.0 card with 3.3V and 1.5V.
    2.The P4VMM2 V7.3 only supports PC2100 DDR. But you still can use PC 2700 DDR, the memory speed will  
       downgrade to PC2100.



    Question
    Why does the system freeze/hang if I try to open many layers in Adobbe Photoshop? 


    Answer
    Please update BIOS to v1.1F attached below to solve this Adobe Photoshop 7 issue.


    Question
    Why BIOS detected 1.8GHz at POST screen when I installed a P4 2.4GHz CPU on P4VMM2 V8.1 M/B? 


    Answer
    During POST, please press "Del" key to enter BIOS Setup & set the right CPU clock. The setting depends on the FSB of your CPU. (For example, if the CPU is P4 2.40G/533MHz FSB, please set the CPU clock to 133MHz.)


    Question
    What is the maximun cpu speed for the P4VMM2 V1.3? 


    Answer
    The P4VMM2 V1.3 supports CPU up to P4 2.6GHz( FSB 400MHz).


    Question
    Does P4VMM2 V8.1 support CeleronD 315(2.26GHz) or 320(2.4GHz) E0 stepping CPU? 


    Answer
    Yes, the BIOS v1.1F of P4VMM2 supports P4 Prescott 3.4G E0 & Celeron D CPUs without any problems.


    Question
    Why the P4VMM2 V1.3 can not bootable when I install ATI Radeon 9600 VGA card in system? 


    Answer
    Please make sure the APG card is 8X because M/B supports AGP 4X only.


    Question
    I am unable to save BIOS settings even if BIOS Protect jumper is disabled. The system hangs upon pressing "Y" when saving BIOS changes. The message "Press F1 to resume" always appears on startup. 


    Answer
    Please update P4VMM2 8.1 BIOS to v1.1f to patch this issue by following steps.

    1. Extract the utility to a disk and copy BIOS .bin file to this disk.
    2. Boot from floppy with bootable disk.
    3. Insert the disk(with utility and BIOS)
    4. Execute the awd832b XXX.bin /sn/py/r
    5. Load the default setting.
    6. Save the BIOS then restart the system.



    Question
    How can I disable the integrated video card while installing a new extrenal AGP card on the M/B? 


    Answer
    The integrated video card will be disabled automatically when you install an external AGP card.


    Question
    How can my computer recognize "160 GB Samsung HDD"? 


    Answer
    Please link the following website to click "Download --> BIOS" page to download the latest BIOS which supports the HDD's capacity up to 250GB.
     
    Please refer to Product page - Download tag



    Question
    The graphics card "ASUS ATI RADEON 9200 SE/TD/128mb/AGP 8X" does not work on my P4VMM2. 


    Answer
    Due to H/W chipset limitation, this M/B does not support 8X AGP VGA card. Please use 4X AGP VGA card on this board.


    Question
    What's the maximum HDD I could use on P4VMM2 V1.x M/B? What's the latest BIOS for this M/B? 


    Answer
    The P4VMM2 V1.x supports IDE HDD up to 250GB. The latest BIOS for it is ver. 2002/08/30. Please refer to attached file & run it under Clean MS-DOS mode (boot from bootable FDD), A:\> AMINF341 020830S.ROM.


    Question
    I would like to know if I can run a Celeron D 335 Processor 2800 in this motherboard. Is there any updates that I need to do to get this working? 


    Answer
    The P4VMM3 (V7.3) does support Celeron D 335 with latest BIOS 30703. You can download it from the following link:
    Please refer to Product page - Download tag




    * means validated by ECS at time of writing. Changes to component or CPU may produce a different outcome. The result shown is for reference only and is subject to change w/o notification.

    SocketFamilyProcessorWattageFrequencyCacheSteppingSince BIOS
    Socket 478Intel Pentium 4N/AN/A1.6 GHz256KN/A1.1f
    Socket 478Intel Pentium 4N/AN/A1.6A GHz256KN/A1.1f
    Socket 478Intel Pentium 4N/AN/A1.7 GHz256KN/A1.1f
    Socket 478Intel Pentium 4N/AN/A1.8 GHz256KN/A1.1f
    Socket 478Intel Pentium 4N/AN/A1.8A GHz512KN/A1.1f
    Socket 478Intel Pentium 4N/AN/A1.9 GHz256KN/A1.1f
    Socket 478Intel Pentium 4N/AN/A2.0 GHz256KN/A1.1f
    Socket 478Intel Pentium 4N/AN/A2.0A GHz512KN/A1.1f
    Socket 478Intel Pentium 4N/AN/A2.2 GHz512KN/A1.1f
    Socket 478Intel Pentium 4N/AN/A2.26 GHz512KN/A1.1f
    Socket 478Intel Pentium 4N/AN/A2.4 GHz512KN/A1.1f
    Socket 478Intel Pentium 4N/AN/A2.4A GHz1MN/A1.1f
    Socket 478Intel Pentium 4N/AN/A2.4B GHz512KN/A1.1f
    Socket 478Intel Pentium 4N/AN/A2.5 GHz512KN/A1.1f
    Socket 478Intel Pentium 4N/AN/A2.53 GHz512KN/A1.1f
    Socket 478Intel Pentium 4N/AN/A2.6 GHz512KN/A1.1f
    Socket 478Intel Pentium 4N/AN/A2.66 GHz512KN/A1.1f
    Socket 478Intel Pentium 4N/AN/A2.8 GHz512KN/A1.1f
    Socket 478Intel Pentium 4N/AN/A2.8A GHz1MN/A1.1f
    Socket 478Intel Pentium 4N/AN/A3.06 GHz512KN/A1.1f
    Socket 478Intel Celeron D325 (Prescott)N/A2.53 GHz256KN/A1.1f
    Socket 478Intel Celeron D330 (Prescott)N/A2.66 GHz256KN/A1.1f
    Socket 478Intel Celeron D335 (Prescott)N/A2.8 GHz256KN/A1.1f
    Socket 478Intel Celeron D340 (Prescott)N/A2.93 GHz256KBN/A1.1f
    Socket 478Intel Celeron D345 (Prescott)N/A3.06 GHz256KN/A1.1f
    Socket 478Intel CeleronN/AN/A1.7 GHz128KN/A1.1f
    Socket 478Intel CeleronN/AN/A1.8 GHz128KN/A1.1f
    Socket 478Intel CeleronN/AN/A2.0 GHz128KN/A1.1f
    Socket 478Intel CeleronN/AN/A2.1 GHz128KN/A1.1f
    Socket 478Intel CeleronN/AN/A2.2 GHz128KN/A1.1f
    Socket 478Intel CeleronN/AN/A2.3 GHz128KN/A1.1f
    Socket 478Intel CeleronN/AN/A2.4 GHz128KN/A1.1f
    Socket 478Intel CeleronN/AN/A2.5 GHz128KN/A1.1f
    Socket 478Intel CeleronN/AN/A2.6 GHz128KN/A1.1f
    Socket 478Intel CeleronN/AN/A2.7 GHz128KN/A1.1f
    Socket 478Intel CeleronN/AN/A2.8 GHz128KN/A1.1f
    Model: P4VMM2
    PCB Version: V8.1
    Expansion_Slot: AGP4X
    USB: 2.0
    Audio Pin: Front Panel Audio Connector
    USB Pin: Front Panel USB Connector
    IR Pin: Infrared Port
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