PM800-M2 (V1.0)
Socket 478 for Intel Pentium 4 processor
  • P4 FSB 800
  • DDR 400
  • Hyper-Threading Technology
  • RAID0, RAID1 support
  • Serial ATA
  • AGP 8X
  • 6 Channel Audio
  • 10/100 LAN
  • ATA133
  • USB 2.0

  •   FSB 800MHz
    Supports the 800MHz front side bus Intel CPUs.
      DDR 400
    Supports bandwidth up to 3.2GB/s to provide enhanced system performance.
      AGP 8X Technology
    AGP 8X / AGP3.0 enables enhanced graphics performance with high bandwidth speeds up to 2.12GB/s, twice faster than AGP 4X.
    SATA RAID allows you to join several hard drives and increase data transfer by separating data (RAID 0) or by keeping 100% secure data duplication (RAID 1). This fulfills a total performance and security purposes that you need for your data.
      Serial ATA
    Serial ATA is the next generation ATA specification that provides superior performance. With up to 150MB/s data transfer rate, Serial ATA is faster than current Parallel ATA, while providing 100% software compatibility.
    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.
    CPUº Socket 478 for latest Intel Pentium 4 / Celeron processor
    º FSB 800/ 533/ 400MHz
    º Supports Hyper-Threading Technology CPU
    CHIPSETº VIA® PM800 & VT8237
    º North Bridge: VIA® PM800
    º South Bridge: VIA® VT8237
    GRAPHICSº Integrated S3 UniChrome Pro 2D/3D Graphics
    º Share memory : 16/32/64MB
    MEMORYº 2 x 184-pin DDR DIMM socket support up to 2 GB
    º Support DDR400/333/266 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 8X/4X slot
    º 3 x PCI slots
    º 1 x CNR slot
    STORAGEº Support by VIA® VT8237
        • 4 x Ultra DMA133/100/66 devices
        • 2 x Serial ATA devices
        • RAID0 & RAID1 configuration
    AUDIOº Realtek ALC655 6-Channel audio CODEC
    º Compliant with AC'97 2.3 specification
    LANº VIA® VT6103L 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 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 2 x Serial ATA connectors
    º 2 x USB 2.0 headers support additional 4 USB 2.0 Ports
    º 1 x Speaker header
    º 1 x SPDIF out header
    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 4Mb Flash ROM
    º Supports Plug and Play 1.0A, APM 1.2, Multi Boot, DMI
    º Supports ACPI revision 1.0 specification
    FORM FACTORº Micro-ATX Size, 244mm*244mm

     Driver Download

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    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).

    Why the system hangs at IDE detection with LG52X CDROM? 

    Please update the BIOS to v1.2d to slove the issue.

    The system got error message when running memory test program with Elixir DDR400 512M x2, how can I fix it? 

    Please update the BIOS to v1.2d or above to fix it. You can link the website below to download it. (Download -> BIOS)

    Please refer to Product page - Download tag

    Does PM800-M2 support Celeron D & Prescott CPUs? 

    Yes, the PM800-M2 supports Celeron D CPU up to 3.06GHz & P4 Prescott CPU up to 3.4GHz.

    Does PM800-M2 support Celeron 1.7GHZ CPU? 

    Yes, the PM800-M2 supports Celeron from 1.7GHZ to 2.6GHZ with 400MHz FSB.

    Which version of AWARD flash utility can I use on PM800-M2? 

    Please use AWDFLASH v8.32 and link the website below to know how to use it correctly.

    The system always hangs at POST when running the Intel P4 3.2G/1M/800 SL7PN E0 stepping Philippines CPU, how can I fix it? 

    Please update the BIOS to v1.2c attached or above to fix it, you can link the website below to get the BIOS. (Download -> BIOS)

    I got the color in 16 bit after installing the VGA driver under Windows 2000 on PM800-M2, how can I do next? 

    Please update to the latest VGA driver to fix it. You can link the website below to download it. (Download -> Driver)

    Please refer to Product page - Download tag

    Why does Apacer 1G DDR400 w/ Samsung memory chip get instability on PM800-M2 1.0? 

    Please update attached BIOS to patch it. If you didn't get instability with DDR400, please don't update this BIOS. Since VIA PM800 chipset memory timing tolerance is very small, the standard released BIOS does not cover all the DDR400.

    There is a message - "Warning! CPU has been changed or CPU Ratio changed fail" during PSOT of my PM800-M2. How can I fix it? 

    Please follow the steps below to fix it.

    1. Power off computer.
    2. Remove the CMOS jumper to clear CMOS mode (JP1,2-3) for 30 seconds.
    3. Resume the CMOS jumper back to normal mode (JP1,1-2) & then power on your system again.

    Please refer to attached file for jumper setting.

    How can I disable the onboard VGA on PM800-M2? 

    The onboard VGA will be disabled automatically when you insert an external AGP VGA card.

    Do you release Hardware Monitor utility for PM800-M2? 

    No, we don't have the Hardware monitor utility for PM800-M2. Maybe you can use hardware monitor from the third party. It's easy to find it via Internet. (For example: Sandra 2005.. etc)

    Does PM800-M2 have PXE or RPL LAN boot? 

    PM800-M2 has only PXE boot function.

    We encounter the KingMax 512M DDR400 memory in PM800-M2. It's unstable. 

    Please update attached BIOS for KingMax 512M DDR module.

    My ECS PM800-M2 can't detect my 80GB WD Sata hard disk.At the bios the onboard SATA is enabled. 

    Please access "BIOS Setup" --> "Integrated Peripherals" --> "VIA OnChip IDE Device" to set "SATA Mode" to [IDE] and save the change. Then check if the SATA HDD is detected after reboot.

    * 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 4 Extreme EditionN/AN/A3.2 GHz2MN/A1.2e
    Socket 478Intel Pentium 4 Extreme EditionN/AN/A3.4 GHz2MN/A1.2e
    Socket 478Intel Pentium 4N/AN/A1.6 GHz256KN/A1.2e
    Socket 478Intel Pentium 4N/AN/A1.6A GHz256KN/A1.2e
    Socket 478Intel Pentium 4N/AN/A1.7 GHz256KN/A1.2e
    Socket 478Intel Pentium 4N/AN/A1.8 GHz256KN/A1.2e
    Socket 478Intel Pentium 4N/AN/A1.8A GHz512KN/A1.2e
    Socket 478Intel Pentium 4N/AN/A1.9 GHz256KN/A1.2e
    Socket 478Intel Pentium 4N/AN/A2.0 GHz256KN/A1.2e
    Socket 478Intel Pentium 4N/AN/A2.0A GHz512KN/A1.2e
    Socket 478Intel Pentium 4N/AN/A2.2 GHz512KN/A1.2e
    Socket 478Intel Pentium 4N/AN/A2.26 GHz512KN/A1.2e
    Socket 478Intel Pentium 4N/AN/A2.4 GHz512KN/A1.2e
    Socket 478Intel Pentium 4N/AN/A2.4A GHz1MN/A1.2e
    Socket 478Intel Pentium 4N/AN/A2.4B GHz512KN/A1.2e
    Socket 478Intel Pentium 4N/AN/A2.4C GHz512KN/A1.2e
    Socket 478Intel Pentium 4N/AN/A2.5 GHz512KN/A1.2e
    Socket 478Intel Pentium 4N/AN/A2.53 GHz512KN/A1.2e
    Socket 478Intel Pentium 4N/AN/A2.6 GHz512KN/A1.2e
    Socket 478Intel Pentium 4N/AN/A2.66 GHz512KN/A1.2e
    Socket 478Intel Pentium 4N/AN/A2.6C GHz512KN/A1.2e
    Socket 478Intel Pentium 4N/AN/A2.8 GHz512KN/A1.2e
    Socket 478Intel Pentium 4N/AN/A2.8A GHz1MN/A1.2e
    Socket 478Intel Pentium 4N/AN/A2.8C GHz512KN/A1.2e
    Socket 478Intel Pentium 4N/AN/A2.8E GHz1MN/A1.2e
    Socket 478Intel Pentium 4N/AN/A3.0 GHz512KN/A1.2e
    Socket 478Intel Pentium 4N/AN/A3.06 GHz512KN/A1.2e
    Socket 478Intel Pentium 4N/AN/A3.0E GHz1MN/A1.2e
    Socket 478Intel Pentium 4N/AN/A3.2 GHz512KN/A1.2e
    Socket 478Intel Pentium 4N/AN/A3.2E GHz1MN/A1.2e
    Socket 478Intel Pentium 4N/AN/A3.4 GHz512KN/A1.2e
    Socket 478Intel Pentium 4N/AN/A3.4E GHz1MN/A1.2e
    Socket 478Intel Celeron D325 (Prescott)N/A2.53 GHz256KN/A1.2e
    Socket 478Intel Celeron D330 (Prescott)N/A2.66 GHz256KN/A1.2e
    Socket 478Intel Celeron D335 (Prescott)N/A2.8 GHz256KN/A1.2e
    Socket 478Intel Celeron D340 (Prescott)N/A2.93 GHz256KBN/A1.2e
    Socket 478Intel Celeron D345 (Prescott)N/A3.06 GHz256KN/A1.2e
    Socket 478Intel CeleronN/AN/A1.7 GHz128KN/A1.2e
    Socket 478Intel CeleronN/AN/A1.8 GHz128KN/A1.2e
    Socket 478Intel CeleronN/AN/A2.0 GHz128KN/A1.2e
    Socket 478Intel CeleronN/AN/A2.1 GHz128KN/A1.2e
    Socket 478Intel CeleronN/AN/A2.2 GHz128KN/A1.2e
    Socket 478Intel CeleronN/AN/A2.3 GHz128KN/A1.2e
    Socket 478Intel CeleronN/AN/A2.4 GHz128KN/A1.2e
    Socket 478Intel CeleronN/AN/A2.5 GHz128KN/A1.2e
    Socket 478Intel CeleronN/AN/A2.6 GHz128KN/A1.2e
    Socket 478Intel CeleronN/AN/A2.7 GHz128KN/A1.2e
    Socket 478Intel CeleronN/AN/A2.8 GHz128KN/A1.2e
    Model: PM800-M2
    PCB Version: V1.0
    Expansion_Slot: AGP8X
    USB: 2.0
    Audio Pin: Front Panel Audio Connector
    USB Pin: Front Panel USB Connector
    IR Pin: Infrared Port