Top 20 VIA ECS PM800-M2 PM800 P4FSB 800 Supports Intel Pentium 4 Processor (REV:1.0) (ECSPM800M2V10) Motherboard Questions & Answers

You need to make sure that your SATA drive has an Operating system on it. It can't boot if it only has a data drive.

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Hello Gerard, my name is Arman (online alias: thedrain)

Attached in the below hyperlink is the manual that you are looking for...


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Is it an ECS PM800-M2 motherboard?

Uses a VIA motherboard chipset, (VIA PM800 / Northbridge chip, and VIA VT8237 / Southbridge chip)

If so suggest you download the Motherboard User Manual.
Click on the - Download - tab.
(Features / Specification / Download / Cerification / FAQ / etc)

Click on the blue - Manual
(Driver / BIOS / Manual)

Go to the Bottom file -
English manual for PM800-M2
Release Date: 2004/5/3

To the Right of - Download - click on the country name nearest yours.
(Yeah, I know. Europe is not a country, it's a continent)

A small window will come up -

Make SURE there is a Green dot in the small circle, to the left of Save File.
IF not; click in the empty circle to the left of Save File.
No go below in the window, and click on OK.

A small download window will come up.
Allow the file to fully download, then DOUBLE-click right on the file name.
In the next small window go to the far left, and click on -
Extract all files.

At the bottom of the next 3 small windows, click on -
Next, Next, and Finish.

[DO NOT change anything in the second small window.
Windows knows where to put the file.
Just click on Next ]

In the last small window, there will be a red Adobe PDF icon, and the file name next to it.
DOUBLE-click right on the file name.

You are now looking at a PDF file version, of the Motherboard Manual.

The front of your computer is the Front Panel.
The area of contact pins on the motherboard, that the Main wires from the Front Panel go to, is the Front Panel header.

If you cannot figure out the Front Panel header pinout, post back in a Comment.


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if your computer came with a motherboard disc the sound drivers could be on it

click start control panel administration tools computer management device manager scroll to sound video and game controllers you might see a yellow question exclamation mark? ! or a red X Right click to

reinstall drivers

click start control panel sounds and audio volume advanced speakers make sure you have selected the

(appropriate speakers) also audio you will find 3 drop down lists make sure you have the correct settings there

click start control panel sounds and audio devices select advanced there might be a tick in the mute box untick it
hope this helps you

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When you install the drive, go to "Computer" or "my computer" and right-click on the icon.
From the dropdown menu, choose "manage".
Click on Disk Management. You will see your C: drive there and it will tell you what it is.
You will probably also see the new drive, but it will appear as unknown. You can right-click on it to initialize it and format it if it is not formatted.
There you go.

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If your power is failing at a few minutes, you could have a bad power supply, power cord, or maybe a bad motherboard.

If you have a spare power supply, try using that and see if the problem resolves itself. Also try a new power cord.

Check that you have configured the connections properly.

If this does not resolve the issue, you may want to return the motherboard for a replacement through ECS or the company you purchased it from.

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First, check the boot drives to make sure that the computer is not trying to boot from a different drive to the one that contains Windows.
Check that there are no CDs or DVDs 3 1/2 inch floppy discs
in the CD/DVD,3.1/2 floppydrives.
Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA
the leads from your ((motherboard to your hard drive)) make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them there probably old and faulty
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty if this does not fix the problem it might be a registry problem
Close all open programs

Click on Start, Run, and type regedit and press Enter
Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders







This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column.

Upper Filters

Lower Filters

Upper Filters.bak

Lower Filters.bak
If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete

After deleting the keys, close the registry editor
Reboot your computer
Open My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drives have returned. You may also want to open Device Manager and verify that the yellow exclamation and error code on the CD or DVD drive is gone.

hope this helps

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This motherboard supports Intel Pentium 4 processors which are made for socket 478.

If you visit this webpage:

And scroll down to the bottom there is a list of the CPUs that it supports.

Hope this helps, please rate my answer :)


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Click start control panel administrive tools computer management device manager scroll to display adapters + to expand you might see a yellow question mark ? or exclamation mark ! or a red x right click select reinstall drivers

If your computer came with a motherboard disc the drivers could be on it

Want to make sure your drivers are in place and no errors have occurred? Simply click start right click on my computer select properties then select device manager scroll to Display Adapters and click on the small "+" you should see the model of your PCI Express graphic card there. If there is a problem with it, a yellow exclamation mark should appear besides it. If you don't see it everything is OK and your card is working properly. Hope this helps don't forget to vote

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All the drivers for that board are available here

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What is your OS? go to and download your driver.

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u should install sata driver while installing win xp and sata drivers are in built in win 7

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Most modern motherboards dont have removable BIOS modules. However they can be updated in the Windows. Visit the manufacturers website and download the appropriate BIOS update. Here is the link.

In the above picture i cannot tell you exactly which is the BIOS chip but it is surely among the three big chips near the RAM slots.

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check your RAM and your VGA card (if any). If the ram is not recognized by the motherboard, there is be no display at all. Also the VGA card.

So, remove the ram, clean the ram slot on your motherboard s there might be dust on it, check your VGA card if it is well fixed. Also check your VGA cord, is might be damaged, Check the pin on the cord to be sure its intact.

Do general troubleshooting your the motherboard and there should be a difference. But if there is not difference, then I think its high time you got another motherboard.

Lastly, test all the components of the motherboard with another motherboard in other to know precisely where the problem is coming from.

Be more patient with the motherboard and you will definitely get a solution.

Good luck.

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It is a ram problem please check it

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There are two or more slots present to install ram on the motherboard.
It doesnot matter how many slots you are using to install ram just keep this in mind that the amount of ram which you are putting in must be supported by your PC.
Hence you can use one slot to install ram.

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Each memory slot can hold DDR PC2700 or DDR PC3200 with a maximum of 1GB per slot.

Here is the full info you need for your motherboard:

PM800-M2 Info

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Take this link to via and make the necessary selections from the pull down menus to get your desired drivers.

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