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    So my epia m10000 decided to stop outputting any video signal after updating the bios (per instructions on via's site)

    thinking it was my 8" lilli, i tore it apart and tried reseating the ribbon cables, tearing one pretty good in the process

    seeing how im takin a 1000 mile road trip next week, i decided to upgrade and fedex 2-day the following items:

    -insight p4 itx mobo
    -p4 2.8ghz (no hyperthreading, tho the mobo supports it )
    -lexar high performance 2gb compact flash (keeping 80gb hard drive to store music till i buy the creative nomad jukebox zen xtra 60gb)
    -epia compact flash to ide adapter
    -pw-200 dc-dc power supply
    -replacement 30pin ribbon cable from digikey.com
    -destinator 3 30-day trial cd


    anyone have any experience with that p4 board? cant find too much info on the forums here... would like to know if i have to buy that ATI 128mb pci video card for 60 bucks i found somewhere (looking to have dazzling fullscreen vis goin)

    im assuming its all gonna work when i throw it together...

    I'll be installing all this in my old NES case, gonna cut a hole in the top for the cpu fan, cut out the back for the mobo ports, wire up the power & reset buttons, and mount a rectangular usb hub behind the cartridge door This should be a step up from the 8x16 piece of plywood i had been using for a "case".

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    Originally posted by therussman2002
    So my epia m10000 decided to stop outputting any video signal after updating the bios (per instructions on via's site)

    thinking it was my 8" lilli, i tore it apart and tried reseating the ribbon cables, tearing one pretty good in the process

    seeing how im takin a 1000 mile road trip next week, i decided to upgrade and fedex 2-day the following items:

    -insight p4 itx mobo
    -p4 2.8ghz (no hyperthreading, tho the mobo supports it )
    -lexar high performance 2gb compact flash (keeping 80gb hard drive to store music till i buy the creative nomad jukebox zen xtra 60gb)
    -epia compact flash to ide adapter
    -pw-200 dc-dc power supply
    -replacement 30pin ribbon cable from digikey.com
    -destinator 3 30-day trial cd


    anyone have any experience with that p4 board? cant find too much info on the forums here... would like to know if i have to buy that ATI 128mb pci video card for 60 bucks i found somewhere (looking to have dazzling fullscreen vis goin)

    im assuming its all gonna work when i throw it together...

    I'll be installing all this in my old NES case, gonna cut a hole in the top for the cpu fan, cut out the back for the mobo ports, wire up the power & reset buttons, and mount a rectangular usb hub behind the cartridge door This should be a step up from the 8x16 piece of plywood i had been using for a "case".
    Wow, I am doing just about same thing.
    My m10000 stop working and I could not figure out, so I order P4 mini-ITX board and P4 2.4ghz (just like you no HT, but board suppots it).
    I just got them in mail today, so I haven't done anything yet. But looking like I am going to have a little sleep tonight.

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    • #3
      You should order an inverter as well. That PW-200 will not do anything to that setup.
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      • #4
        eh mini-box.com claimed the pw200 worked with that board & a p4 up to 3.06ghz

        i still have my 90w opus, wonder if i can use both somehow (w/o opus i gotta hit a button somewhere to turn the darned thing on everytime)

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        • #5
          200 watt for a P4? thats not a lot although i beleive your CPU is a Northwood which would put it at about 65 watts max which is less then the 100 watts that the other p4's pull. Are you useing a video card or onboard? That is going to be real close.
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          • #6
            im usin onboard, got a pci audigy2zs though... and i plan on runnin a 3.5" hd on it for a short while

            would hope to run the lilli off of it, we'll see what happens

            does anything bad happen to the hardware if its low on power?

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