Motherboard problems

Esys / P4m266a
August 12, 2010 at 03:56:53
Specs: Windows XP
Dear Sir/Madam,

I have a Esys p4m266a motherboard, but I would like to know if it supports dual core cpu, as well as DDR2 RAM please? Thank you.


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#1
August 12, 2010 at 04:51:59
ESYS make PC's not motherboards

P4M266A is that is what is stamped on the motherboard ?

http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/c...

Try HWINFO32 to identify motherboard manufacturer:

http://www.hwinfo.com


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#2
August 12, 2010 at 08:12:11
I highly doubt an old S478 board based on the P4M266A chipset will support any dual core CPUs.

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#3
August 12, 2010 at 09:17:33
Jam, what do you mean by S478 board? Is this something to do with the CPU? I have read that some cpu (especially the 775 ones) do support dual core...but thats the problem you see, cannot find anything about the Esys p4m266a supporting dual core....

In reply to my friend X86...yes it does indeed say Esys p4m266a on the motherboard...and I have also had a look on the website yo gave me...but all it says is that it is the "core logic solution for the intel pentium 4 processor platform".

So what I am saying is, ture it does support Pentium 4, but whatabout anything else? Also, on the base unit, there is a logo that says Intel Inside Celeron D...does this mean it supports dual core or just Pentium 4? Sorry i am a bit clueless in these areas.....


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#4
August 12, 2010 at 09:21:46
Also..I forgot to mention...celeron D is not equivalent to dual core, will it boost performance of programmes that will run inder pentium 4?

AND....if the aformentioned Esys p4m266a does support dual core, can i just place a dual core processor into the cpu as normal, and just allow the system to boot?

Thanks...sorry to I keep pestering you :(


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#5
August 12, 2010 at 11:13:29
Socket 478 has 478 holes in it. A CPU with 478 pins--a P4 or Celeron--plugs into the socket.

Yes, Socket 775 supports dual core CPUs, but you have a Socket 478 motherboard. Socket 478 does not support dual core procesors.

"So what I am saying is, ture it does support Pentium 4, but whatabout anything else? Also, on the base unit, there is a logo that says Intel Inside Celeron D...does this mean it supports dual core or just Pentium 4?"

No dual cores; only P4 and Celeron D.

"Also..I forgot to mention...celeron D is not equivalent to dual core, will it boost performance of programmes that will run inder pentium 4?"

The Celeron D is much faster than the old Northwood Celeron, but slower than a P4 at the same clock speed (GHz). For example, a 2.66GHz P4 generally matches the performance of a 3.06GHz Celeron D.

"can i just place a dual core processor into the cpu as normal, and just allow the system to boot?"

No.

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#6
August 12, 2010 at 11:19:46
What did HWINFO32 state ??

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#7
August 12, 2010 at 18:03:25
Boards based on that chipset do NOT support dual core CPUs or DDR2 memory.

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#8
August 12, 2010 at 22:00:55
I cannot start HWINFO32 using the above motherboard, as I am having boot problems...basically, the fans, hard drive, cd drive and everything are running as normal, but I am getting nothing on the monitor...plus there are no start up beeps..I have done everything I can, but am still having problems....

But now that more than one person has confirmed the fact that the motherboard will not support dual core, what in the world will HWINFO32 do? Its not going to turn round and tell me that it indeed has dual core support!!!!!

Plus...even though Pentium D is newer than Pentium 4 somewhat....i dont understand why it may act slower....i know you have stated the speeds....but i though that the newer the processor, the faster the speed, and the better the performance...please can you shed more light on this? I have games like, Prototype, Dark Void and Xmen Origins: Wolverine that are quite choppy on P4...

Also...could someone suggets a motherbard that has both AGP video card support and dual core CPU? I know that they do exist, but I am having trouble finding them thats all....it would certainly make things a lot easier for me....


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#9
August 13, 2010 at 08:49:22
Socket 478 is redundant, it is not worth doing any upgrades what-so-ever. Time to build a new system, especially as you state it has serious issues....


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#10
August 13, 2010 at 17:25:50
x68....my dear fellow....if everything else s up and running, but I ma not getting anything on the monitor, does that mean the actual socket is dead, or just the processor? Suppose I insert the processor into a base unit that has the pentium 4 logo on it (i.e. a 755 socket) will the celeron d one work in that????

Also...what makes you say that just because there is nothing on the screen, that the cpu and/or socket is dead???


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#11
August 13, 2010 at 17:28:32
Also...you forgot to suggest any motherboard that supports both dual core and AGP graphics card...I have looked on the net, but seem to be going round in circles, as it is quite rare....

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#12
August 14, 2010 at 06:04:16
775 will not work in 478, as has been explained, if you do not understansd basics and as you say you get nothing on screen time for a new build.

AGP is redundant
Socket 478 is redundant
DDR1 memory is redundant
IDE Hard Drive and Optical Drives are becoming redundant.

See where I am coming from, your PC is virtually worthless and not worth spending any money on, time to move on, end of answering, I have said my piece...


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#13
August 14, 2010 at 06:15:51
Right, ok I have gahered what you said....the computer is dead...end of.

But still you have not told me about any other motherboard that supports AGP as well as dual


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#14
August 14, 2010 at 09:20:35
prince.ov.persia

try this..
Manufacturer MSI
Manufacturer Part # K9MM-V
Product Type
Motherboard

Form Factor Micro ATX
Chipset Type VIA UniChrome Pro K8M800 / VIA VT8237R Plus
Multi Core Support Dual Core
Max Bus Speed 800 MHz
Processor Socket Type 0 ( 1 ) - Socket AM2
Compatible Processors Athlon 64, Sempron, Athlon 64 FX, Athlon 64 X2
64 Bit Processor Compatibility Yes
Multi Core Support Dual-Core
Max Bus Speed 800 MHz
Chipset Type VIA UniChrome Pro K8M800 / VIA VT8237R Plus
Memory Supported RAM Technology DDR II SDRAM
RAM Installed 0 MB / 2 GB (max)
Supported RAM Speed PC2-4300, PC2-6400, PC2-5300
RAM Features Two DDR Channels
Video Graphics Controller VIA UniChrome Pro K8M800
Video Memory Shared video memory (UMA)
Audio Audio Output Sound Card
Signal Processor Intel HD Audio
Audio Codec Realtek ALC655
Sound Output Mode 5.1 channel surround
Networking Network adapter - Realtek RTL8201CL - Ethernet, Fast Ethernet
Expansion / Connectivity Expansion Slots Total (Free) 1 processor - Socket AM2
2 memory ( 1.8 V ) - DIMM 240-pin
1 AGP 8x
3 PCI ( 3.3 V/ 5 V )
Storage Interfaces ATA-133 - connector(s): 1 x 40pin IDC - 2 device(s)
Serial ATA-150 - connector(s): 2 x 7pin Serial ATA - 2 device(s) - RAID 0 / RAID 1
Interfaces 1 x storage - floppy interface - 34 pin IDC
1 x parallel - IEEE 1284 (EPP/ECP) - 25 pin D-Sub (DB-25)
2 x serial - RS-232 - 9 pin D-Sub (DB-9)
4 x Hi-Speed USB - 4 pin USB Type A
1 x audio - SPDIF output - RCA
1 x audio - SPDIF output - TOS Link
1 x audio - line-out (rear) - mini-phone 3.5 mm
1 x audio - line-out (center/subwoofer) - mini-phone 3.5 mm
1 x audio - line-out - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm
1 x audio - line-in - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm
1 x display / video - VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15)
1 x network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX - RJ-45
Additional Connectors 4 x Hi-Speed USB
Compliant Standards Plug and Play, RoHS


===ferrari===


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#15
August 14, 2010 at 14:36:16
Socket AM2 has been superseed by AM2+ and now AM3

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#16
August 15, 2010 at 08:40:25
i know, but do these processor mobos still support AGP?

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#17
August 15, 2010 at 08:49:35
i know, but do these processor mobos still support AGP?

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#18
August 15, 2010 at 10:20:27
ferrari726, why are you posting all that garbage about an AMD socket AM2 system? P.o.P. clearly has an Intel socket 478 system. Everything you listed does NOT apply.

"do these processor mobos still support AGP?"

AGP support depends on the motherboard, not the processor. If you have questions, start your own thread.

P.o.P., your "Esys p4m266a motherboard" is very old/outdated & only supports old/outdated technology. You have to stick to what your board supports:

- single core socket 478 CPUs (may be limited to certain FSB speeds)
- DDR1 RAM (may be limited to certain RAM speeds)
- AGP video cards (may be limited to 4X AGP)

Your best bet would be to find the exact make/model of the motherboard, then go to the manufacturer's website & have a look at the specs. The board is NOT an "Esys p4m266a" but it IS based on the VIA P4M266A chipset. There were a number of boards built around that chipset...my guess is you have a BIOSTAR, ECS/EliteGroup or PCChips. The only way to know for sure would be to open the case & look for a make/model number.

Here's the ECS P4VMM2 (V8.1)...does it look anything like your board?

http://www.ecsusa.com/ECSWebSite/Pr...

Here's the PCChips version:

http://www.pcchips.com.tw/PCCWebSit...

Here's the Biostar version:

http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en/mb...

Hey, looks like some other idiot is having the exact same problem as you!

http://www.fixya.com/support/t55679...


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#19
August 16, 2010 at 00:16:38
SIGH !!!!!

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