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    i have about 31266 mp3's 120 gig's and it takes about 12 min
    to boot up the pc and MMJ , with just the pc running the hard drives
    powerd off and the vid off
    how long do you think it would run with the car off

  • #2
    The battery of the car isnt design to do that kinda thing, (long time usage when the car is stopped) ...

    and 12min(!?)

    Mine boots up in 4 - 5 sec (STR/S3) Suspend to ram)


    You should try anything like, hibernation or suspend to ram mode, this way the carputer would not use that much amp (or nothing at all when in Hibernation mode) Dont think hibernation would help you that much.. maybe,, dunno..

    Richard
    "If A equals success, then the formula is: A=X+Y+Z. X is work. Y is play. Z is keep your mouth shut."
    Albert Einstein

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    • #3
      Hibernation (aka suspend to disc) does little more than write the ram to disk then power off so when you power on it restores that state... It should be relatively fast as compared to booting up.. but 12 minutes is absolutely absurd...
      aka Kumaneko
      "Don't make me moderate your ***!"
      Maxima of Doom - project thread - photo gallery
      mp3car system is currently FUBAR and finances do not allow for a correction of that situation
      Real computer hackers use a rotary cutting tool on their motherboard.

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      • #4
        the computer is still in the house i haven't made any mods yet
        the pc starts from power off to windows in about 2 min
        then when i start MMJ it takes 8 Min to load it with all the Mp3's
        120 Gig's.
        when I had only 60 Gig's it took only 3-4 sec

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        • #5
          In that case, i recomend using another software that doesn't do the silly things that cause MMJ to take 3 decades to load!
          aka Kumaneko
          "Don't make me moderate your ***!"
          Maxima of Doom - project thread - photo gallery
          mp3car system is currently FUBAR and finances do not allow for a correction of that situation
          Real computer hackers use a rotary cutting tool on their motherboard.

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          • #6
            Re: can you leave the pc on

            Originally posted by tjp1968
            i have about 31266 mp3's 120 gig's and it takes about 12 min
            to boot up the pc and MMJ , with just the pc running the hard drives
            powerd off and the vid off
            how long do you think it would run with the car off
            try checking to see if there is an option to load the mp3s without reading the file information.

            in winamp, you can set it so that it loads the files, and when it plays the song, it reads the id3 tags. it saves a lot of load time in winamp. i dont know about MMJ

            ~mike
            Single Member of the "1000 Post and No MP3 Car" Club
            PROJECT ON INDEFINATE HOLD... BOUGHT A HOUSE
            2000 Cavalier Z24 [###-------] Only 30% Done ... Still

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            • #7
              Re: can you leave the pc on

              Originally posted by tjp1968
              ...with just the pc running the hard drives
              powerd off and the vid off
              how long do you think it would run with the car off
              With my last setup I could leave my system on for about 2 Hrs. without the car running. I never let it go past that in fear of killing the bat.

              My setup was a Celeron 566, 40gig HD, 150W. PSU, ATI Radeon AIW PCI, and an Audigy Sound card running off a 300W inverter wired to the bat. I would leave the screen off but everything else stayed on without hybernation or the like.

              I could even start the car with out the computer rebooting after 2 Hrs..
              Aura MR62 (F and R)
              My Current MP3s
              IamDefiler.com

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              • #8
                If you are going to run a system off the battery for a long time, make sure you have a deep cycle battery.

                Regular car batteries are damaged when they are drained down all the way and recharged back up. With deep cycle batteries, it doesnt matter if the battery is drained, and recharged. (They will still die just like other batteries, but it wont damage them.)
                Project AutoBoxen: Coming along, almost ready to hook up in the car.
                Celeron 500, 192mb ram, 8gb hdd, other stuff.
                '91 Mazda 626: Its free, so ill use it.

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                • #9
                  Ok, I gotta ask . . . whats MMJ?

                  Dex

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Dex4now
                    Ok, I gotta ask . . . whats MMJ?

                    Dex
                    cruddy, spyware infested Music Match Jukebox....

                    avoid like the plage IMHO... uses the Xing mp3 encoding engine to make mp3z too... which we all know to avoid as well ..
                    Project - GAME OVER :(

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