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    Anyone using the epia m 9000, what is your setup? Name brand of ram and amount, power supply, dvd player brand, what you output video to, etc. I'm buying this mobo now I'm trying to figure out what else I should get so I thought I'd get some opinions from people already using this mobo. Any feedback is much appreciated.
    97 Mazda MX6 LS lowered with some Zoom Zoom, Alpine 7894, Via Epia M 9000, Western Digital 60 gig 7200rpm, 256 mb pc2100 ddr ram, 5" LCD, PC P&C PSU, Gyration Ultra cordless optical suite

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    Crucial 256MB PC2100

    Regular Power supply, but to install a PC Power and Cooling that I have or Opus.

    OEM Laptop DVD w/ adapter

    Composite out

    Windows XP Pro - 45 Seconds to boot from a complete shutdown.
    30 seconds max from hybernate, 7 secs from stand-by although the LCD doesn't like hybernate.

    CrystalFontz 4x20 USB LCD

    No problems yet.
    I recommend a heatsink for the southbridge on the M9000

    -Mario

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    • #3
      Let's hear your boot times. Especially you Win98 users.
      Don't Click

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      • #4
        My project is in its very early stages!
        http://www.gotfrogs.com/carpc.htm
        Take a look at my CarPC

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        • #5
          EPIA-M 9000, Generic pc2100 256Meg of RAM, Casetronic external DC power supply, 40 Gig. IBM Travelstar laptop HD, Pioneer 5 1/4" 16x slot load DVD, Generic 7" wide screen tft/LCD w/ composite, Fellowes Internet touchpad, Dolphin mini keyboard (soon to be Mini VIK), Griffin Powermate, Creative Remote control w/ Girder, Win XP Pro, Object Desktop components, Serial GPS w/ Street Atlas 9 Deluxe.

          Boot time: about 1 Min from power.
          Aura MR62 (F and R)
          My Current MP3s
          IamDefiler.com

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Defiler
            Boot time: about 1 Min from power.
            Yikes! How long does it take to get through POST?
            Don't Click

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Gutter
              Yikes! How long does it take to get through POST?
              Not long really...Maybe 3 to 4 sec.

              Now that I think of it...It does seem long. This is even after I ran bootviz. Hmm, I'll have to look into this.

              NOTE Please understand this time is from power button till the HD stops crankin' in Windows. Not till I can play a song in WinAMP. I will have WinAMP load and start playing automaticly and see how long it takes then.
              Aura MR62 (F and R)
              My Current MP3s
              IamDefiler.com

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              • #8
                shutdown time : 12seconds
                bootup time: 24 seconds

                Windows XP Corp Edition
                p4 1.8ghz
                256mbs ddr pc2100

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                • #9
                  Ok, if it's only 3-4 seconds to get past POST, there's hope yet. Small Windows/Linux installs could probably be up and running in less than 30 seconds.

                  bstanton, how did you fit a P4 onto an Epia 9K?
                  Don't Click

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                  • #10
                    i have an ecs board :/

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Gutter
                      Ok, if it's only 3-4 seconds to get past POST, there's hope yet. Small Windows/Linux installs could probably be up and running in less than 30 seconds.
                      OK I did a few more time trials and this is what I got.

                      POST takes 10sec. Why it takes so long is beyond me. I have every "search" type option disabled like secondary boot device, floppy search, auto detect IDE drives, etc. Fast boot is enabled, virus disabled...you get the picture.

                      Linux is a no go and I don't think there is a "small" install of XP yet except for embedded which I am still looking into...

                      My final boot time from power to winamp was 1:06.

                      I ran bootviz again, stopped all unecessary apps from running, ran a few tweaks, and disabled all unecessary services.

                      best boot time from power to winamp was 55sec.

                      Am I missing something? How is everyone getting 45sec. boot times with doing nothing but installing??? Are you estimating or REALLY timing it? Granted I do have girder, powermate software, and gesture software loading but 55sec.??!!!??!!

                      I was hoping to get at the very most 45...If someone could offer a little insight I would be greatfull.

                      Originally posted by Gutter
                      bstanton, how did you fit a P4 onto an Epia 9K?
                      I was going to ask the same question.
                      Aura MR62 (F and R)
                      My Current MP3s
                      IamDefiler.com

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                      • #12
                        Re: Epia M 9000 setups

                        Originally posted by wysiwyg
                        Anyone using the epia m 9000, what is your setup? Name brand of ram and amount, power supply, dvd player brand, what you output video to, etc. I'm buying this mobo now I'm trying to figure out what else I should get so I thought I'd get some opinions from people already using this mobo. Any feedback is much appreciated.

                        I plan on using the M9000 MB with a Castronic 2699R case http://www.caseoutlet.com/case/2699/CS-2699.html

                        I was wondering if you came up with a solution.
                        I have about the same setup as yours. What power supply are you using? Are you using a regulator? I can't find a straight answer in any threads. Some are using the PS that comes with the case directly and others are recommending a regulator.

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                        • #13
                          I dont know how much this applies, but i have a duron based system that ive been trying to get to boot faster. I have tried all the tweaks, but my boot times have actually gotten longer as a result. What's going on here?
                          System: AMD Duron 1200+ , 512 MB ram , usb sb mp3+ , Tview 7" touchscreen , M1-ATX PSU , Slot Load iMac DVD-Rom , 40 GB laptop HDD, netgear USB 802.11g

                          Progress: Installation: 90% Dash fabrication: 80%

                          Parts Needed: USB GPS

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                          • #14
                            My Setup

                            25 sec boot

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                            • #15
                              M9000, 512MB, IBM 5400 Travelstar, WinXP Pro

                              regular power up
                              -----------------------
                              00:00 power on
                              00:06 post beep
                              00:14 ide finished enum
                              00:21 verify dmi
                              00:24 screen clears
                              00:31 windows logo / loading
                              00:46 video mode switch
                              00:50 background painted blue
                              00:57 desktop is visible

                              startup from previous hibernate:
                              -----------------------------------------
                              00:00 power on
                              00:06 post beep
                              00:14 ide finished enum
                              00:21 verify dmi
                              00:24 resuming windows
                              00:38 desktop visible

                              powerdown to hibernate
                              -------------------------------
                              00:00 power off (action: hibernate)
                              00:04 screen goes black
                              00:14 harddrive spins down
                              00:18 atx powers off

                              Suspend to Ram:
                              ---------------------
                              time into suspend to ram: < 4 seconds
                              time out of suspend to ram: < 6 seconds

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