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    Quick PSU and Hardware Question

    I've currently got a FV24 with a P3 800EB CPU overclocked to 900 Mhz (150x6), 320 megs of SDRAM, 20gig Toshiba Laptop HD, one LG DVD/CDRW comba drive, one SanDisk USB Compact flash reader, one linksys wireless USB adapter, and the USB touchsreen controller for my touchscreen LCD (which is powered serperately).

    I want to add one last thing being a USB GPS antenna, will my MPBS1 (80w) be able to handle all this or atleast the overclock when I do the install, not sure right now because I've got it hooked up to a regular 150 ATX PSU but I wanna make sure this little thing can handle all that hardware.

    Also if not what should I limit it to for now.

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    you need a 150 watt PSU for all the toys you have. My FV24 board with P-III 933Mhz, 256MB RAM, Maxtor 160GB 5400RPM HDD alone uses 65-70 watts. I don't think your 80watt PSU will handle the additional DVD/CDRW drive, USB wireless adapter, SanDisk USB Compact flash reader, and a USB GPS antenna. You could probably get away with the bare minimum: FV24, RAM, CPU, and HDD.
    Here's a question for you, what bio version are you using for overclocking? Personally I think OC a CPU for car use is a bad idea as the heat in the summer will cause the computer to freeze up.
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    Using the first BIOS version for the FV24 chances are though I'll keep it at 800Mhz whenI install it.

    So far the first trial runwith the 700Mhz Celeron and the DVD/CDRW drive with Linksys USB adapter was fine.

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    I must agree, overclocking in the car is a bad bad Idea.

    Since you are using almost all 5v, I think you'll be able to use that supply, I would think about using a powered USB hub for all your USB stuff though.

    The only 12v looks like maybe your fans and your combo drive.

    I'd get a good powered USB hub and away you go.
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    My main concern is the P3 I'm using now going to suck alot more power than the 700 Mhz Celeron I was using to cause problems..

    My main concern is if I can have the combo drive and the atleast the one USB items hooked up without causing a problem with this 800Mhz P3?

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