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    I was just wondering if there were any known problems that would be a hinderance to carpc applications on a macmini running under bootcamp with windows xp.

    I've just spent a lot of time fiddling with a machine that I bought from someone, but it does not work so I've decided to go ahead and buy a prebuilt pc(or mac in this case) to ease most of the headaches associated with building your own machine. So I just wanted to make sure the components i'm using don't have any known problems.

    Im using or going to be using the following:
    Macmini 1.66 1.66GHz Intel Core Duo 512MB ram, 60GB hdd
    Carnetix PSU CNX-P1900 Ver. 2.2
    MacPac Power Cable Kit
    Sirius USB adapter from rush2112.net
    BU-353 GPS
    4 channel amp

    Now the only thing i've read is that the audio on the mac mini can be finnicky. Are a lot of people having these problems, and if so what specifically is the problem.

    Also how is it at getting the screen resolution for a 7" lcd screen, I believe it is 800X480. I am planning on buying the old mini with the Intel GMA 950 graphics processor with 64MB of DDR2 memory if that makes a difference.

    Thank you guys

  • #2
    I was considering doing exactly what you're planning but I'm running a Griffin Firewave for sound and I have no idea if it'll work under bootcamp.

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    • #3
      Lol, I know where you're at. I wouldn't usually ask such a mundane question, but i'm just so frustrated because i've spent the last week fiddling with this other computer and I just want everything to work like it is supposed to if I get the mini. No surprises, lol.

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      • #4
        Well, I've been fiddling now for 2 months or so. I feel your pain.

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        • #5
          A Mac running Bootcamp is just like any other Windows PC. It will be fine, probably better than a normal Windows system considering its size and all-in-one design. I am considering a Mac Mini for a CarPC too (or possibly a hacked AppleTV, even smaller).

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          • #6
            It's official, the Griffin Firewave does not work under bootcamp. No windows drivers.

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            • #7
              I bought a Griffin Firewave for my iMac, and just realize it does not work under bootcamp, now I don't know what to do with this FireWave that I bought recently while I'm using Windows OS..

              Has anyone made a driver for it yet? Just wondering, that would be wonderful if there is one out there.

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              • #8
                No one has made a Windows driver for FireWave and in my opinion no one will. FireWire interface is not that popular on Wintel, there are many alternative USB or PCI solutions for multi-channel sound... Developing drivers for some "obscure Mac-only hardware with that weird interface" is just waste of time.

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                • #9
                  aww.. what you say I agree, but the thing is I just got my FireWave yesterday, and it's very hard to accept that fact it's not compatible with Windows OS

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                  • #10
                    Well, no one ever claimed it was supported on Windows. We have a saying: "Measure twice, cut once"

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                    • #11
                      Yeah, lesson learned.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Jirka Jirout View Post
                        No one has made a Windows driver for FireWave and in my opinion no one will. FireWire interface is not that popular on Wintel, there are many alternative USB or PCI solutions for multi-channel sound... Developing drivers for some "obscure Mac-only hardware with that weird interface" is just waste of time.
                        I've only found 2 windows compatible devices that do what the firewave does.

                        Both are USB of course.

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