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    Quote Originally Posted by sxott View Post
    I have a jetway nf3 board. It works 100% in the cold down to 8F, but the HDD won't.

    I just figured you people would by SSD's. That is what I will do eventually. My current drive died this winter.
    could you copy the list and add your board?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rijk View Post
    could you copy the list and add your board?
    I would, but I don't see the list. Clicking on the link in your sig brought me to the thread, so I posted it. Never saw the actual list.
    J754GT3-PTD is the model.

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    Forum name..., mobo…………..............., temp startup, temp malfunction, age board..., power-supply..., harddrive.......,suspected failer
    Rijk………........, Commell 673NS…........., +9C……......., +4C……….........…, 17 moths...., M2 / DSX12VD.., SSD 8 Gb......., mobo
    andrewb........, EPIA-5000.................., -30..........., -42..................., 0 months ?., M2.................., ?.................., mobo
    andrewb........, EPIA-M10 /k..............., -35..........., -42..................., 0 months ?., M2.................., ?.................., mobo
    andrewb........, EPIA-MII-10K.............., -15..........., -42..................., 0 months ?., M2.................., ?.................., mobo
    cartft..........., Jetway 7F2WE-1G-OC..., ?.............., -40..................., 0 months ?., M2.................., ?.................., mobo
    cartft..........., Jetway 7F2WE-1G3-OC., ?.............., -40..................., 0 months ?., M2.................., ?.................., mobo
    cartft..........., Jetway 7F2WE-1G5-OC., ?.............., -40..................., 0 months ?., M2.................., ?.................., mobo
    Maheriano....., Via Epia M10000..........., -17..........., -17..................., 24 months.., M1 ATX............, Toshiba 5400 RPM, Hard Drive
    nobb............, Via Epia M10000..........., -35C........., -35C................., 2 months..., M2-ATX........, Seagate EE25 ST940814AM (automotive grade, aftermarket model).......,...Hard drive wont spin fast enough[/QUOTE]

    here it is:

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    so has anyone ever come up with a good way to fix this without having to rebuild what they already have? Im just starting my build but don't have the HDD yet. so I was reading all the threads I could find about booting in the cold and seems like nothing but a bunch of ides being tossed around. But I think a ssd would be best right? and have a hdd that you can take in and out via usb in the winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StUpId8000 View Post
    so has anyone ever come up with a good way to fix this without having to rebuild what they already have? Im just starting my build but don't have the HDD yet. so I was reading all the threads I could find about booting in the cold and seems like nothing but a bunch of ides being tossed around. But I think a ssd would be best right? and have a hdd that you can take in and out via usb in the winter.
    Depends on what you think "this" is. Some are certain the issue is the HD, which I suspect is more common. Other think the MB or a different component is the issue. This is certainly possible.
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    well i'm thinking its the hdd also....Ive had some do the same on me before in really cold boots(non carPC)

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    How cold does it get in Ohio?

    eBay sometimes has good deals on automotive grade drives, that would solve your problems in the cold. No one really seems to see the value in these drives (because you can get more Gb/$ elsewhere), so the winning bid is usually fairly low. This isnt my listing, but its a good deal if you can get it for under $150:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-SEAGATE-ST98...d=p3286.c0.m14

    I also have a Seagate EE25 listed in the mp3car classifieds...but no one seems to be interested in it =(

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    Thanks for the ebay link nobb, I just won that ebay auction.

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    Nice one. I scored the sata version of that drive for about the same price a month ago. Cant wait to test it out in the -40C...

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    Yeah, I would have preferred SATA but for the price I said why not, it's cheap for an automotive HDD.

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