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  • Via Epia M1000 still the "one"?

    Ok, im about to start buying the stuff for my car now.
    And the M1000 seems to be the best choice, but....

    They are releasing some new motherboards (here) and im wondering if anyone of those are a better choice than the M1000?
    Only one i think i can get hold of now is the MII...

  • #2
    I believe the MII is the newer version or upgrade to the M10000. If I was just starting a project I would probably go with the MII (assuming I decided to go with a via).

    The M10000 is 1ghz, the MII is 1.2ghz and has a compact flash slot on board. I would look around the "show off your project" section and see what the newly completed projects are sporting.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by BasicEvil
      I believe the MII is the newer version or upgrade to the M10000. If I was just starting a project I would probably go with the MII (assuming I decided to go with a via).

      The M10000 is 1ghz, the MII is 1.2ghz and has a compact flash slot on board. I would look around the "show off your project" section and see what the newly completed projects are sporting.
      Actually the MII is available in 3 versions:
      600mhz fanless
      1ghz (MII10000)
      1.2 ghz (MII12000)
      It adds a compact flash card slot AND a PCMCIA slot.

      Other than that, they are the same board. I have the MII10000 and I love it. Having the PCMCIA slot is great for a wi-fi card.

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      • #4
        Using the MII 12000 now and loving it!
        List of front-ends/usefull apps
        XTroniC | XTroniC Direct

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        • #5
          I'm shooting for the PD10000, I can use the extra serial ports (I've seen problems with USB->serial adapters).
          System status: in progress

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          • #6
            I'm waiting on the US release of the EPIA SP. It's a 1.3ghz processor and will be able to utilize PC3200 RAM instead of PC2700 like all the other VIA boards out right now.

            I was told to expect to be able to purchase it in Dec. by a VIA retailer. I think it's worth the wait personally.
            My Car

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Bootbox
              I'm waiting on the US release of the EPIA SP. It's a 1.3ghz processor and will be able to utilize PC3200 RAM instead of PC2700 like all the other VIA boards out right now.

              I was told to expect to be able to purchase it in Dec. by a VIA retailer. I think it's worth the wait personally.
              did the retailer mention expected price range?

              this is a long shot I know...

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              • #8
                220 bucks for the 1.3 SP is what I heard. I want it too. I couldn't wait, so I got a ME6000 that will be recycled for another project once the SP is out.

                Faster RAM, hardware encoding MPG2 (not hardware acceleration), among many other things. MPG4 hardware acceleration. Loses printer port, still has one com port and one on header, horizontal audio connector pack. I can't wait for it.

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                • #9
                  Is there any reason that I cannot user PC 3200 DDR in a board that supports 2700 (without the speed benifit of the 3200 of course) my thinking is that if i get a used board or cheaper board for now and want to replace it down the road with the SP I dont want to have to rebuy the ram as well.

                  Thanks
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                  CFiG v1
                  iGuidance Plugin for CF

                  CarShell
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                  StopWatch plugin remade for centrafuse RC1

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                  • #10
                    Occasionally some boards not rated for faster speed have issues, but most of the time faster ram should be OK. I think others have used faster ram on VIA mobos without trouble. I'm sure those that have will post.
                    EPoX mATX SocketA w/onboard Geforce4MX / 512MB PC2700 / AthlonXP 1600
                    Lilliput / DVDrom / Opus 150W / WD 3.5" 160GB / SB Audigy NX
                    XP home / Road Runner / iGuidance 4.0

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                    • #11
                      I have used various RAM in my ME6000 board.

                      Buffalo PC3200 256 with Samsung chips <-- current and permanent RAM
                      Buffalo PC2700 256 unknown (probably Micron) chips
                      APacer PC2700 512 with Samsung chips
                      APacer PC2700 512 with Infineon chips

                      These have all worked fine, but at PC2100 (266) speed.

                      I tried a stick of RAM from all my home computers, borrowed a 256 megs stick while waiting for one I ordered to arrive, just to see what worked and what didn't. All low end of the price scale RAM. Most of it is specific RAM because I have mainly NForce2 boards and use the onboard video, and those machines are very finicky when it comes to RAM and speeds when using the onboard video.

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                      • #12
                        Anyone know if the MII will fit in a C134 case? I guess it would depend on wether or not the low profile heatsink can be used. Although, I guess you could probably cut the stock heat sink to fit.
                        Epia M10000 | Travla C134 | Lilliput 7" | Opus 90w

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