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Yang
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Posted:6/6/2010 10:51:00 PM # 1
Hi everyone;

M2A-VM has 1394 port. But xp sp3 cannot  support, always has question mark.
I use 5001 bios.

Any idea?

Thanks


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Posted:6/6/2010 11:36:00 PM # 2
Hi Y..

The information that I have about the M2A-VM does not show a Firewire port.... 

http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?InvtId=M2A-VM-BO-R

However, the HDMI model does...  Do you know for sure which board you have...?

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Posted:6/7/2010 6:40:00 AM # 3

It is strange. I bought M2A-VM follow the link. According to the manul, no firewire port. But I can see the firewire port on rear panel and window xp indicates the VIA firewire.
but I use the bios 5001 for m2a-vm. tricky, tricky.....

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Posted:6/7/2010 7:29:00 AM # 4
Hi Y..

You may have an OEM mainboard... where did you get the mainboard...?

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Posted:6/7/2010 7:37:00 AM # 5
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Author: Yang Posted: 6/7/2010 6:40:00 AM

It is strange. I bought M2A-VM follow the link. According to the manul, no firewire port. But I can see the firewire port on rear panel and window xp indicates the VIA firewire.
but I use the bios 5001 for m2a-vm. tricky, tricky.....


The M2A-VM does not have built-in Firewire. I just walked over to mine to confirm it. See page 11 of the manual:
http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/socketAM2/M2A-VM/e3088_m2a-vm.pdf

There is no BIOS setup entry for 1394 on my PC in BIOS version 5001. I can only guess that you are using a hardware reporting tool that is listing another device incorrectly.

For basic firewire support in my M2A-VM, I use this card:
http://www.amazon.com/Syba-SD-VIA-FW1E1H-FireWire-9-pin-Header/dp/B00076QVM8

It has only 2 ports - but they're not shared. For a card with an internal header, that's hard to find.

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Mobo - ASUS M2A-VM, Bios - 5001, CPU - AMD Athlon X2 AM2 4400+, Hard drives - 2 @ 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s and 2 @ 750GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s, RAM - 8 GB of 2 @ Corsair TWIN2X4096-6400C5DHX 4GB Kit DDR2-800 XMS2-6400, Video - Asus EAH4650-DI-1GD2(LP) 1GB 128-bit GDDR2, TV tuner - Hauppauge 1213 WinTV-HVR-2250 Dual Hybrid PCI-X1 TV Tuner, PSU - OCZ600SXS (600 Watt), Case - Antec SLK1650B, OS - Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
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Posted:6/7/2010 8:28:00 AM # 6
http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?InvtId=M2A-VM-BO-R

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Posted:6/7/2010 8:43:00 AM # 7
Hi Y..

That board ia apparently a bulk OEM item that has been refurbished..

"This wholesale product is a refurbished case lot of Asus M2A-VM AMD 690G Socket AM2+/AM2 mATX Motherboard w/DVI, Video, Audio, GbLAN, & RAID (Wholesale Item248-M2A-VM-BO-R)"

Large system assemblers like HP. Compaq, Packard-Bell, etc. sell what they don't use in bulk to various outlets at low prices... and the OEM design is in many cases different from the Asus retail board.  One difference is that your board has a Firewire port... but the Asus retail BIOS can't initialize it since that item is not installed on the retail board. 

Does the Windows Update service suggest a Firewire driver..?

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Posted:6/7/2010 3:15:00 PM # 8

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Author: Yang Posted: 6/7/2010 8:28:00 AM

http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?InvtId=M2A-VM-BO-R

For the Firewire, this is the manual method that I use for finding drivers for the Exclamation mark. I found the below at this link. Basically, the Vendor and Device IDs tell you what it is - and with that you can Google for drivers.

Open the Device Manager
Right Click on the Device in question
Properties
Details Tab

In XP the VEN_ #### and DEV_ #### is located under Device Instance ID
In Vista and Win7 the VEN_ #### and DEV_#### is located under Hardware ID

Once you have the PCI\VEN_ ####&DEV_ #### , the search is on!

NOTE: You must find not only the exact VEN_ #### and DEV_ #### that matches your number, but it also has to match your operating system!

There are millions of these numbers, but there is hope and several ways to narrow down the device (or driver). I will use this number for an example: pci\ven_8086&dev_2792

A quick Google Search of pci\ven_8086&dev_2792 will give you several hits.
Mobile Intel® 915GM/GMS,910GML Express Chipset Family Device

The key words here are Intel and 915GM/GMS,910GML Express Chipset Family Device

From your Google search you may be able to find a firewire driver for the device, and it may not necessarily be from ASUS.

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Mobo - ASUS M2A-VM, Bios - 5001, CPU - AMD Athlon X2 AM2 4400+, Hard drives - 2 @ 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s and 2 @ 750GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s, RAM - 8 GB of 2 @ Corsair TWIN2X4096-6400C5DHX 4GB Kit DDR2-800 XMS2-6400, Video - Asus EAH4650-DI-1GD2(LP) 1GB 128-bit GDDR2, TV tuner - Hauppauge 1213 WinTV-HVR-2250 Dual Hybrid PCI-X1 TV Tuner, PSU - OCZ600SXS (600 Watt), Case - Antec SLK1650B, OS - Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
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