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


Answer
Please update attached BIOS for KingMax 512M DDR module.


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


Answer
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.


Question
Does PM800-M2 have PXE or RPL LAN boot?


Answer
PM800-M2 has only PXE boot function.


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


Answer
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.


Question
Why the system hangs at IDE detection with LG52X CDROM?


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


Question
Do you release Hardware Monitor utility for PM800-M2?


Answer
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)


Question
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?


Answer
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.



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


Answer
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



Question
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?


Answer
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)




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


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

http://www.ecs.com.tw/extra/flashutl/index.html



Question
Does PM800-M2 support Celeron 1.7GHZ CPU?


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


Question
Does PM800-M2 support Celeron D & Prescott CPUs?


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


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


Answer
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



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


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


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