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    I'm in the process of building my car pc, but have a question. Doesn't it suck having to wait for the PC to boot to be able to listen to music and all the other stuff? Is there a way around it, or do you just sit in silence till it boots up?

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    Originally posted by Jorge18
    I'm in the process of building my car pc, but have a question. Doesn't it suck having to wait for the PC to boot to be able to listen to music and all the other stuff? Is there a way around it, or do you just sit in silence till it boots up?
    Yes, you are stuck with those 10 seonds untill the pc boots from stand by.
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    • #3
      search the form for boot time, most people put their pc into hibernate because it takes as little as 10 seconds to come out of it. Pretty much 5 seconds after your post you are listening to music. Mine boots in 15 seconds, which is pretty much the time it takes me to back out of a parking space.
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      Lilliput; XPC/FLEX mobo; 1.7 ghz P4 Mobile;512 DDR; 160 gb HDD; opus 150; slot usb dvd-rw
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      • #4
        How is the PC in hibernate mode if the car is off?

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        • #5
          Mine takes a bit longer to boot, but unless you are consistently parking and driving off again (assuming you turn the PC off each time) it's no biggy.

          And sometimes it can be a benefit.

          For example say you are taking your getting on a bit mother, auntie, gran, mother in law for a ride and the last track you were in the middle of was some pornagraphic gangsta rap you will have a chance to stop the music being played.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Enforcer
            .... pornagraphic gangsta rap....

            hahaha!!

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            • #7
              hibernate doesn't use any power... search it up

              it stores the volatile RAM into a non-volatile (sp?) hard drive. Still have to POST (power on self test) which takes some time, but it does tend to be faster.

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              • #8
                Here's a video of mine starting up, I turn the ignition on about 1 second into the video.

                http://www.stevieg.org/file.php?file=video/carpc.wmv

                The PC takes 3-4 seconds to come out of standby, the other 5 seconds is waiting for the Opus to switch on. It's much less noticable in real life, and it's faster than the old (ford MP3) head unit when it was resuming playing a MP3 CD.
                Ford Focus MP3 : www.stevieg.org/carpc Blog Updated 29 January 2009!
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                • #9
                  nice video.....have to work on the XP speedups before i can even think of going out to the car
                  "A rose by any other name is still a flower"

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by stevieg
                    Here's a video of mine starting up, I turn the ignition on about 1 second into the video.

                    http://www.stevieg.org/file.php?file=video/carpc.wmv

                    The PC takes 3-4 seconds to come out of standby, the other 5 seconds is waiting for the Opus to switch on. It's much less noticable in real life, and it's faster than the old (ford MP3) head unit when it was resuming playing a MP3 CD.

                    You are so right Stevie!!! Compared to the pc, the mp3 took like a week to play.
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