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    I want to put a itx computer in my boat to run chart navigation software. The software would be Seaclear or PolarNavy. What kind of video power do I need? Any recommendations on motherboards or CPU?

  • #2
    that software is recommended for win 95 and up. i'm pretty confident any current embedded mini itx motherboard will run it fine
    New System in progress:
    Phaze TD1500 ~> Dynaudio MD130
    Phaze TD1500 ~> Seas g18rnx/p
    Zapco Ref 500.1 ~ 12" tc-9
    Behringer DCX2496 ~ Envision Electronics psu
    Transflective Xenarc

    My Car Pc Install
    My Boat Pc worklog


    • #3
      From an update point of view, I'd get PolarNavy. It's updated a lot more than SeaClear appears to be.
      1999 Mercury Grand Marquis GS with: ASRock E350M1 w/4GB RAM, 80GB Intel SSD, Opus DCX3.120, Visteon HD Radio + HDR-USB, PL-18N wifi, OBDLink Scan Tool, BTA6210 BT, BU-353, Win 7 Ultimate, CF 4.0, Alpine MRP-F240 + MRP-T220, RF Punch 1572s, Kicker 8" Comp.


      • #4
        I would reccommend using one of the products from Via. I use a fairly new Via Epia-Sp in my setup and they seem to do well in extraordinary environments like a car or the like,


        • #5
          You should check out the AEC series from Aaeon:

          My buddy has one on his boat, and says it is a great product.


          • #6
            I will say that go for a AMD based processor for boating computer, it is fast and will work naturally most of the times according to need.
            Last edited by morgancooper; 11-03-2012, 03:24 AM.