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    mATX (Flex) experiences??

    Hi,

    I'm considering purchasing an extra Flex mATX system to play around with and I was wondering what the general consensus here was concerning these boards.

    I've read mixed reviews on the boards, with a fair number of comments about having to RMA bad boards, and potential issues with heat.

    I'm looking at running the system with minimal components and most likely a C3 (600mhz?) to minimize heat (with a few extra fans thrown in for good measure) ...

    If everything holds together, has anybody tried running GPS mapping software on this sort of system? I'm especially interested on results with Destinator running in 3D mode, or with rotating maps ... I suspect that it should be possible since my Clarion AutoPC could handle rotating maps on a 66 Mhz Hitachi SH processor, but that was an embedded Windows CE system ...

    All comments welcome & appreciated!

    cheers,

    GTC

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    I had a flex atx in my old system, celeron 500 on it. I had a fan on the side, but then had the fan holed blocked and it never overheated.

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    Flex ATX and Micro ATX are two different form factors, MATX being the larger (4 pci/agp/isa slots). And a MATX or FATX board isnt any more failure prone or troublesome than a standard size board. Likewise with the chipsets, they're just a smaller version of an ATX board.
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