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    Biostar P4M900-M4 socket 478 Motherboard

    hi there

    I am a bit struggling regading buying a new motherboard. Can anyone help me in finding a good motherboard. As i have Biostar motherboard which a bit old so i was thinking of buying a new one.
    Can any one please post some information regarding Biostar P4M900-M4 socket 478 Motherboard.

    your views will be appreciated

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    Re: Biostar P4M900-M4 socket 478 Motherboard

    Biostar P4M900-M4 Motherboard If you’re looking for superb performance from an Intel Pentium or Celeron D-driven system, here’s your platform. And the Biostar P4M900-M4 micro-ATX Socket 478 platform is compatible with the Windows Vista operating system. Based on the VIA P4M900/VT8237A chipsets, the P4M900-M4 supports DDR2 533/667 MHz memory up to 4GBm PCI-E x16/x1, SATA RAID (0,1), and features VIA Chrome9 HC IGP onboard graphics with a maximum memory of 256MB. This rock-solid mainboard also supports 6-channel HD audio, and Fast Ethernet LAN. The P4M900-M4’s exclusive Biostar technologies include FLASHER, 9th Touch, WarpSpeeder, BootBlocker, WatchDog, and WINFLASHER. An ideal board for home, school, surfing the Internet, or multimedia entertainment. Factory direct pricing and outstanding performance make the Biostar P4M900-M4 one of the best values on the market.

    Socket 478
    Supports Intel Pentium 4/Celeron D Processor
    Supports FSB 400/533/800MHz
    Support Intel Hyper-Threading Technology



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    Re: Biostar P4M900-M4 socket 478 Motherboard

    Take a Look:

    Technical Specification:

    • Brand:

    Brand: BIOSTAR
    Model: P4M900M4

    • Supported CPU:

    CPU Socket Type: 478
    CPU Type: Pentium 4 Prescott / Celeron D
    FSB: 800/533MHz
    Supported CPU Technologies: Hyper-Threading Technology

    • Chipsets:

    North Bridge: VIA P4M900
    South Bridge: VIA VT8237A

    • Memory:

    Number of Memory Slots: 2×240pin
    Memory Standard: DDR2 667
    Maximum Memory Supported: 4GB

    • Expansion Slots:

    PCI Express x16: 1
    PCI Express x1: 1
    PCI Slots: 2

    • Storage Devices:

    PATA: 2 x ATA100 4 Dev. Max
    SATA: 1.5 Gb/s 2
    SATA RAID: 0/1

    • Onboard Video

    Onboard Video Chipset: S3 Chrome9 IGP

    • Onboard Audio:

    Audio Chipset: Realtek ALC861VD
    Audio Channels: 6 Channels

    • Onboard LAN:

    LAN Chipset: Realtek 8201CL PHY
    Max LAN Speed: 10/100Mbps

    • Rear Panel Ports:

    PS/2: 2
    COM: 1
    Video Ports: D-Sub
    USB: 4 x USB 2.0
    Audio Ports: 3 Ports

    • Onboard USB:

    Onboard USB: 4 x USB 2.0

    • Physical Spec:

    Form Factor: Micro ATX
    Dimensions: 9.6" x 7.5"
    Windows Vista: Certified for Windows Vista
    Power Pin: 24 Pin

    • Packaging:

    Package Contents: P4M900M4
    Driver Disk
    User Manual
    Rear I/O Panel Shield
    IDE/PATA Cable
    SATA Cable


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    Re: Biostar P4M900-M4 socket 478 Motherboard

    I recently got the list of the processors that are apllicable for Biostar P4M900-M4 socket 478 Motherboard. The list provides an entire information regarding the type of processor support required by this motherboard. The list also provides better information regarding the processors CPU's FSB, speed and the power it takes.

    Check the lis below:


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    Re: Biostar P4M900-M4 socket 478 Motherboard

    hi there

    Let me give you the latest Bios version available with Biostar P4M900-M4 socket 478 Motherboard. The Bios version is 1.9.2.1 and it's size is just 512 Kb. The Bios Version is applicable for windows operating system such as Windows 2000, Windows XP x86, Windows XP x64 Windows Vista x86, Windows Vista x64, Windows Server 2003 x86 Windows Server 2003 x64 and Windows XP MCE. The Bios version filename is P490MC12.BS and you can download it from below:

    DOWNLOAD


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    Re: Biostar P4M900-M4 socket 478 Motherboard

    does it support p4 1.9ghz ??

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    Re: Biostar P4M900-M4 socket 478 Motherboard

    P4 1.9 Ghz Processor is a 478 socket compatible processor, so yes, it is supported by this Biostar P4M900-M4 socket 478 Motherboard.

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    Re: Biostar P4M900-M4 socket 478 Motherboard

    Hi guys.
    Firstly, i have a p4 extreme edition SL7CH gallatin core processor.478 pin. will this mobo support it?
    is this the best pci express, 478 pin, sata, and ddr2 [667, but my 800 mhz should work fine i think] capable mobo around?
    and lastly, is this still available, and approximately how much it would cost, in rupees?

    do you guys have any other suggestions [hopefully including a ddr2 800 mhz ram!]?

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    Biostar P4M900-M4 socket 478 Motherboard

    Dear boys
    I wanted someone to help me understand something!
    I bought a motherboard manual reflects the fact that the words P4M90-M4 (so you can install 4GB of RAM) but with a bitter surprise installing
    SIW program and going on the "motherboard" I reported that lza symbol identifying mainboard is just P4M90-M4 (so max 1 GB of RAM)!
    I wonder but Biostar has covered both motherboards?
    The difference of the two is precisely on the mainboard RAM (900 = 90 = 1 GB and 4 GB)?
    The fact that I mistakenly put two benches of kingston 2 gb (total 4gb) thinking it was the model 900 it determines revive spontaneous?
    Indeed lamcchina with two banks of 2 gb gave life to revive spontaneous and unexpected!
    I state that the initial startup screen of the PC goes well written the model of the motherboard which is precisely: "P4M900-M4"
    Or has mentioned the problem on another explanation?
    And if so which one?
    Do I have to install any case management software (bios-drivers)
    Sorry for the verbosity of the dilemma, but some days I am going crazy to unravel this situation!
    A double edged thanks ....
    Post scritum : posso post photos that depict what is said above!
    A cordial greeting dodago
    Please exscuse me because j am italian boy
    Last edited by dodago; 15-12-2009 at 06:23 PM.

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    Re: Biostar P4M900-M4 socket 478 Motherboard

    Trying to build an inexpensive server running Windows Home Server (WHS). Can anyone tell me if the Biostart P4M900-M4 mobo drivers will support WHS. I've gotten conflicting info from my local infotech store, so would like to confirm.

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    Re: Biostar P4M900-M4 socket 478 Motherboard

    Does any one have the latest bios or bios "P490MC12.BS".

    I have gone to the site and downloaded the latest bios P490M117.BS and tried 3 flashing utilities, they hangs, reject it,says "this is not an award bios". even tried /f for force.

    I'm wondering if the site has the correct bios up for download.

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    Re: Biostar P4M900-M4 socket 478 Motherboard

    Quote Originally Posted by cdoublejj View Post
    Does any one have the latest bios or bios "P490MC12.BS".

    I have gone to the site and downloaded the latest bios P490M117.BS and tried 3 flashing utilities, they hangs, reject it,says "this is not an award bios". even tried /f for force.

    I'm wondering if the site has the correct bios up for download.
    Can you tell us what is the make and model of your motherboard? I think that this bios is not compatible with the motherboard model that you have?

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    Re: Biostar P4M900-M4 socket 478 Motherboard

    Biostar P4M900-M4

    the bios i download form the website refuses to flash, i think IT might be the wrong bios. the website lists P490M117.BS. contact bios chip seller on ebay, they said it comes the chip comes with "P490M117.BS" but, i can not flash it to my Biostar P4M900-M4.

    I did the award bios flasher and did

    "A:\ awdflash.exe /f" it still refused to flash saying "not an award bios"

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    Re: Biostar P4M900-M4 socket 478 Motherboard

    Quote Originally Posted by cdoublejj View Post
    Biostar P4M900-M4

    the bios i download form the website refuses to flash, i think IT might be the wrong bios. the website lists P490M117.BS. contact bios chip seller on ebay, they said it comes the chip comes with "P490M117.BS" but, i can not flash it to my Biostar P4M900-M4.

    I did the award bios flasher and did

    "A:\ awdflash.exe /f" it still refused to flash saying "not an award bios"
    Can you try to follow the topic on "BIOS Update per bootable CD under DOS" from the below link and see if that helps:

    http://www.biosflash.com/e/bios-boot-cd.htm

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