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    I"m working on a carputer, and trying to do ti as cheaply as possible. I've found some old PII-233's for 50$, will this be a powerful enough machien for MP3 ? I don't plan on DVD at this point, but would it work for that also ?
    -thanks

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    a p2 233 is more than enough to decode mp3s, and with the right hardware (read videocard or deoder card) you might even be able to pull off the dvds.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by MP3DUB
      a p2 233 is more than enough to decode mp3s, and with the right hardware (read videocard or deoder card) you might even be able to pull off the dvds.
      or maybe even without any extra hardware....
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      • #4
        If you look hard enough, you can probably get one for free. I went to my school and asked if they had any extras. Now I just tell everyone, "I found it in the dumpster."

        You could also go to a hospital. Bribes aren't out of the question either for uncooperative people.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Graf Spee
          If you look hard enough, you can probably get one for free. I went to my school and asked if they had any extras. Now I just tell everyone, "I found it in the dumpster."

          You could also go to a hospital. Bribes aren't out of the question either for uncooperative people.
          But if you bride someone, you are paying for it anyway.. lol... offer someone 100bucks to give you a 50dollar computer for free.. lol... thats what I would do..
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          • #6
            Originally posted by THEMP3KID

            or maybe even without any extra hardware....
            p233Mhz playing DVDs... no chance...
            Project - GAME OVER :(

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            • #7
              No, not DVD, but Divx.... I just picked up a P180 with soundcard and graphics card for free... it'll do mp3s very well... look around before you buy...
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              • #8
                just info>
                my 300 AMDK6 (ATI grafic card & 256 Megs of RAM) is limt to play DVD without decoder card but I#ve to say that sometimes it doesn't work - divx only some movies (quite limit too )
                VCD's =OK

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by THEMP3KID
                  No, not DVD, but Divx....
                  DIVX is derived from MPEG-4. DVDs are MPEG-2. If it cant play DVDs then there is no way it will play DIVX! Iv tried to play DIVX on a celery 400 and it skips about half the frames.
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                  • #10
                    DIVX is derived from MPEG-4. DVDs are MPEG-2. If it cant play DVDs then there is no way it will play DIVX! Iv tried to play DIVX on a celery 400 and it skips about half the frames.
                    Don't know but on my celeron Notebook with win2k and only 64MB RAM I can watch ~80% of my divx movies .
                    I's hard limit but works !

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                    • #11
                      I have a pentium MMX200mhz and i got it to play divx without skiping under dos using quickviewer
                      Apple Ipod 20gig 4th gen black and white. Saves you lots of time. and a pocketpc with wifi for the ocasional email cheking and mapping at a hotspot.

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                      • #12
                        hi guys i was wondering what operating system was used on these systems.. I am trying to build an Xp system that can do Gps. thanks

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                        • #13
                          I suggest purchasing a Pentium 3 :P these have enough power for DVD's, DIVX, Windows XP etc etc

                          Khalid

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                            • #15
                              Its always better to add onto old, than to start a new thread about the same subject. NOOOB! lol. just joking around.


                              DVD's id say forget it.. I ran win98 and winamp 2.x? on my old p200 w/ 64mb ram... was a tad slow, but did fine.

                              A DVD system, you should probably use around 1ghz min if you can find it (mobo/cpu combos on ebay go for like $40-80).. There will be a time when processing high speed complex video + in depth sound will tax your machine...
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