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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkSlice View Post
    been along time since i did my carputer install (think 4/5 years have passed)
    but i would like to upgrade the system now.

    Can anyone confirm this line up?

    Intel D945GCLF2 Dual-Core Atom
    http://store.mp3car.com/ProductDetai...-0001&CartID=1

    M2-ATX
    http://store.mp3car.com/ProductDetai...R-015&CartID=3

    Power Cable convertor (needed for D945GCLF2 )
    http://store.mp3car.com/ProductDetai...L-056&CartID=2

    1GB of DDR2 RAM
    http://store.mp3car.com/1GB_DDR2_SOD..._p/mem-015.htm

    My D945GCLF2 just arrived today and installing tonight. It's replacing my jetway C7. I have the M2 and using 1GB DDR. will post how it goes.

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    Yeah I picked up a 1 gig DDR2 667 Crucial from Newegg because it was the cheapest (like $17 with free shipping). Just ordered a 4th gen Mo-Co-So case. They said that they'll be in stock in 7-10 days. I've got a Seagate 120 gig 2.5 and M2-ATX from my last CarPC build. So far I've only checked the board to make sure it POSTs.

    One issue is that the M2-ATX includes a 20 pin power plug and the board requires a 24 pin. I'm going to have to splice a 24 pin plug on there, and also create a P4 to P4 wire.

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    na, you just plug into the first 20 pins on the m/b and leave the last 4 empty.

    have a look thru the paperwork that comes with the board, it shows you that in there too

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    My D945GCLF2 just arrived today and installing tonight. It's replacing my jetway C7. I have the M2 and using 1GB DDR. will post how it goes.
    I wouldn't replace the C7 for this board. The C7 boots like 5-6 seconds faster then this board.

    The BIOS of this board loads dog slow even after disabling all the non-needed devices in the BIOS. Resuming from Hibernation is much slower then the C7 as well. The C7 comes out of hibernation in about 15seconds and the Intel board in 21+ seconds.

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    i was planning to buy this mb to replace my jetway c7, what do you think about boot times? Are they really so slow?

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    mine it takes 8 seconds before i start to see the windows Xp booting screen

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    On my Jetway it takes about 4-5 seconds, have you tried with bios update??
    I got a long time boot in the past with my mb, but i solved the problem updating bios...

    I can't believe that a so wonderful motherboard like D945GCLF2 gives this problem, because for me is a problem, i've passed days and days trying to get fast boot times :/

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    Again, using hibernation and disabling all non-needed items in the BIOS of both boards and using a fresh OS install, the C7 beats this board by 5-6 seconds. Def. this is a problem with me and will not change my C7 for it.

    This board would be perfect if it booted with the same speed as the C7 or better.

    I measured boot time from the time the cpu fan starts to when the Front End is fully loaded and active.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woofnstuff View Post
    na, you just plug into the first 20 pins on the m/b and leave the last 4 empty.

    have a look thru the paperwork that comes with the board, it shows you that in there too
    Wow that rocks.... what I get for not RTFM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by borikru View Post
    Someone was asking about sound on D945GCLF

    When I first got it it was connected to 2 channel amplifier and everything worked well.
    Then i decided to use 4-channel capability and configured appropriately in the software. Now line-in on the back of the board should be connected to rear speakers. When I restarted CPC I heard strong noise coming from rear speakers which lasted until PC booted (probably until Audio driver was loaded). Also, when driving later I noticed very silent but still noticeable whining noise that did not exist before.
    I spent few hours researching noise/whining related posts and then even more hours trying out some possible solutions like rerouting wires, grounding CPC chassis, moving grounding point to what seemed to be a better location - nothing helped.
    I guess there is something wrong with this blue input/output jack that is used as rear output in 4-channel mode. It produces noise till the driver is loaded like if "line-in" is the default mode and is switched to rear spk output mode only when driver is loaded (same noise reproduced when switching to 2-channel mode with rear speakers connected to line-in jack).
    If anyone knows a solution, I'd be glad to hear about it. Meanwhile, I just reverted back to using 2-channel mode and connected rear and front speakers to the amp to same jack from CPC (regular "green" spk output).

    No complaints about other components, very nice mb wrt performance.
    Intel support just confirmed that the noise from the blue jack configured as rear speaker out in 4 channel mode (line-in in normal mode) during boot (or return from hibernate) is expected behavior. So if anyone was planning to use this MB in 4 channel mode - not a right choice, unless you do not mind hearing strong noise for 2-3 seconds during boot and constant static noise (sounds like HD noise - probably bad internal shielding, grounding the chassis will not help probably).

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