hey all, im new to forum so if this is all off then srry
anyway, when i look at cpus today, i dont see many that could be considered acceptable for a carputer. i believe some P4s suck over 80 watts, so you can see the problem. what i want to know is some common mobos and CPUs used by people who have already made their puters.
thnx to everyone
Have a look at VIA's mini-ITX or nano-ITX motherboards/cpus.
That's what most of th ppl here are using. They are very small sized and are using much less power than ATX/INTEL/AMD combos.
By using the VIAs with half height/laptop drives, your whole setup will probably use less power than an P4 or AMD cpu alone.
VIA EPIA M9000/120 GB/Xenarc 700TSV/Opus 90W DC-DC
Haicom GPS/3Com 11g Wi-Fi/D-Link BT
WinXP/myHTPC/InfoMap Navigator Eu/PhoneControl w/T68i
Blaupunkt HU & speakers/Velocity active subs/Alpine amps
Progress: removed while waiting for nano-itx
The M6000 and the M10000 can, according to reviews, do that quite nicely.Originally Posted by Quazimodo
DittoOriginally Posted by Defiler
7" Lilli TS, Soyo K7VME, Semperon 2200, 160GB Maxtor, 512mb PC3200, Deluo GPS, Panasonic Slim DVD/CD RW, Linksys WMP545G , Opus 150w, XMDirect, XP Pro, FP, IG [XXXXXXXXX-] 90%
defiller, how much watts does that system pull?
actually, im going to ask a very nooooob question... what is the max amps one can pull from a battery safely (not an instant discharge ofcourse)
I run a P233MMX system, it runs off less than 30W all in. See sig for spec. See website for pictures.
Old Systems retired due to new car
New system at design/prototype stage on BeagleBoard.
Since everyones needs are different going by what other people use is not a good idea. Your needs may be different than someone elses.
What equipment you decide to go with will also determine what your power solution needs to be. Some people use Opus power supplies while others need inverters to power their computers. Decide what you want to the computer to do and then shop around like you would a desktop or laptop but remember that its going in a car so make sure you keep that in mind as well.