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  • My New wishful Install (hopefully)

    Hello there all members of mp3car

    i have just come on to the scene of a car pc's and software.

    What my plans are for my install:
    1. Advent 4211-B Netbook Aka MSI Wind U100
      CPU Intel Atom Processor 1.6 GHZ But Overclocked with msi bios running at 1.8GHZ with Turbo Mode on.
      BIOS MSI 1.09 updated to overclock
      Chipset Mobile Intel 945GM Express
      Memory 2GB DDR2 533Mhz SODIMM PC4300
      Hard Drive 80GB
      CD Drive Not Fitted
      Screen 10" widescreen TFT (native resolution 1024x600)
      Video Card Intel 945GM (64MB shared)
      Web Cam 1.3 Megapixel
      Sound Card Realtek ALC888 integrated soundcard
      Modem Not Installed
      Network Car Realtek RTL8101E/8102E LAN controller (onboard)
      Realtek RTL8187SE (MS-6894) Wireless LAN
      MSI MS-6837D Bluetooth
      Ports 1x Kensington Lock
      3x USB 2.0
      1x 4-in-1 Card Reader (supports SD, MMC, MS, MS-PRO cards)
      1x Microphone
      1x Headphone
      1x VGA
      1x LAN
      Battery BTY-S11 (11.1v 2200mAh)
      BTY-S12 (11.1v 4400mAh)
      Power Supply ADP-40MH Power supply
      Dimensions 28 x 260 x 178 (HxWxD in mm)
      Weight 1.2kg
    2. Kenwood KVC-1000 Televison(Dated)
      Its Has just been sitting here, so what to try it on this.
    3. Kenwood KTC-1000R Receiver box for the Television.
      Im only using this to have a pre-outputs for my sub.
    4. Bluetooth GPS Reciever By a company called fusionz :S
      Never heard of them but it works fine.
    5. Small Wireless keyboard and a rollerball mouse (In the process of Finding something decent)

    So This is my Setup for now

    I brought a VGA to Rca converter but the screen didnt power on with what the laptop was meant to be showing, then i read up more that i had to buy a vga to tv av serial converter with a converting box that is powered by usb.

    so im stuck here for now.

    The only factor that i hate about this install is that its going to be pretty annoying that i wont be able to use the touch screen to control the controls on the pc.

    hence with im going for a rollerball mouse.

    but the plus side is the the volume and subs will be easily controlled via the television unit,
    as i dont have much money for any other amps at the moment.

    im using my netbook because it means i can easily remove it to and from the car, and not only that its a very good base unit and quite powerful for its size.

    i was actually thinking of buying another 1 to leave it permanently mounted in the car.
    there is a question i have on this, Would it be a good idea to have a charger cut in from the Cigarette lighter point? and leave the laptop battery in the netbook? or should i go for a addition PSU?

    I just want to see what people think of this setup.

    thanks in advance.

  • #2
    Originally posted by beemer_twins View Post
    there is a question i have on this, Would it be a good idea to have a charger cut in from the Cigarette lighter point? and leave the laptop battery in the netbook? or should i go for a addition PSU?
    run a new power wire. while your pc requires very little power, i don't trust factory wiring for anything that is going to be permanently installed in the car. too often, attempting to use factory wiring creates more hassle then it is worth.

    for the battery, i would say to leave it installed-- then you can do some things like standby, or if you have win7, hybrid sleep.

    not sure what the last question means..
    My OLD 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT:
    "The Project That Never Ended, until it did"


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    carpc undecided

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