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    VIA vs. Pentium 4

    Id like opinions on what the pros and cons are of each.

    I have OPUS 150W

    also Id like to have the pc up front not in the trunk

    thanks everyone

  • #2
    VIA:

    Smaller than mATX, cheaper than P4 ITX (processor is included with VIA)
    Uses less power
    Produces less heat
    Small heatsink, quieter fan

    P4

    FASTER
    More expensive, or larger mobo.
    Uses more power (processor and mobo)
    More heat
    noisier fans required

    People choose the VIA usually because it is smaller and cheaper. Depends if the VIA will do what you want it to. I switched from VIA to mATX/Athlon because I felt it needed more oomph.
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    • #3
      If you already have an Opus 150 and you're NOT going to be playing Doom3 in your car, get a VIA. They're not as powerful, but they also don't draw 100W at idle like the Pentium 3.4 EE.
      For mp3/DivX/DVD/GPS, a VIA processor will be just fine. Just don't try to run photoshop or a video conversion program on it.
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      • #4
        Yeah... P3 1GHz will do you fine. You don't need P4...

        ...although...

        It sure was fun hooking up my P4/GeForce6800OC GT tower in the van and playing Doom3 over the sound system. Okay antimatter... NOW I want 5.1 surround.

        Made me think of someday making a straigt-up mega-gaming van, with just a fat easy chair in the back, 5.1, nice 30-something" screen, big sound.

        Or a UPS-style boxtruck LAN-VAN. Hm... I should start looking for hardware sponsors.
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        • #5
          P4's mobo does have small size too.

          Originally posted by pip
          VIA:

          Smaller than mATX, cheaper than P4 ITX (processor is included with VIA)
          Uses less power
          Produces less heat
          Small heatsink, quieter fan

          P4

          FASTER
          More expensive, or larger mobo.
          Uses more power (processor and mobo)
          More heat
          noisier fans required

          People choose the VIA usually because it is smaller and cheaper. Depends if the VIA will do what you want it to. I switched from VIA to mATX/Athlon because I felt it needed more oomph.
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          • #6
            p4...why? cause it's cool and you can

            It can fit up front...with a little help
            see pics:
            http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=34829

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            • #7
              Originally posted by faichiu
              P4's mobo does have small size too.
              Thats what I said. ITX P4 mobo & P4 is the same size but is an expensive combination...MATX mobos & Athlon processors work out to a similar cost but are larger.
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              • #8
                nrls2000 how much you pay for your mobo and processor combo?

                so VIA is ok say if I want (in the future) to have dual monitor and run navigation while using the other screen for mp3 .. or etc

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by VanMan69
                  Yeah... P3 1GHz will do you fine. You don't need P4...

                  ...although...

                  It sure was fun hooking up my P4/GeForce6800OC GT tower in the van and playing Doom3 over the sound system. Okay antimatter... NOW I want 5.1 surround.

                  Made me think of someday making a straigt-up mega-gaming van, with just a fat easy chair in the back, 5.1, nice 30-something" screen, big sound.

                  Or a UPS-style boxtruck LAN-VAN. Hm... I should start looking for hardware sponsors.
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                  • #10
                    I've got a P4 crammed in my dash...

                    I only have 2 fans with it too, and it's fine, no noise or anything as mentioned earlier. One on the chipset, the other, duh...

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                    • #11
                      You can go for the older slower P4s. I 'inherited' my GFs old PC which has a P4 1.5GHz and a MATX mobo, the system runs virtually silent due to not much heat produced by the CPU, the HSF is the only fan in the case. Maybe even get by if I slapped on a passive heatsink on it.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Proplus
                        You can go for the older slower P4s. I 'inherited' my GFs old PC which has a P4 1.5GHz and a MATX mobo, the system runs virtually silent due to not much heat produced by the CPU, the HSF is the only fan in the case. Maybe even get by if I slapped on a passive heatsink on it.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by jdub421
                          nrls2000 how much you pay for your mobo and processor combo?
                          Unfair cost comparison. I got mine through an acommodation program before they were released(2 or three years ago). $175 for mobo + processor + windows xp pro. I believe upon release the board retailed for $150 ish and the processor $200 ish.

                          However 1 year ago I purchased a dfi board and 2 ghz celeron processor for $100.

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                          • #14
                            I'll go for a Via but ...

                            Hi eveeryone !

                            I'm searching parts and components to do a carputer and i think the Via motherboards are the most efficient but i want to know if Via's m.b.'s are compatible with linux or windows 98/me/xp/2000, because they've their own integrated processors and i dont know if they're compatible with o.s. and other programs like mp3 players, divx players, gps software ...

                            Finally, what model of Via will you go for ? The Via M-series, Via V-series or the new Via M2 ???

                            Thank !!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by enaut
                              I'm searching parts and components to do a carputer and i think the Via motherboards are the most efficient but i want to know if Via's m.b.'s are compatible with linux or windows 98/me/xp/2000, because they've their own integrated processors and i dont know if they're compatible with o.s. and other programs like mp3 players, divx players, gps software ...
                              You're not reading hard enough.
                              Most people here are running WindowsXP. Some are running Win2000. There are somet hat are running Win98 (I couldn't tell you why!).
                              Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
                              How about the Wiki?



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