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    I was reading through the manual a bit today (makes good bathroom reading) and noticed that there is a jumper on board to change whether the audio runs off 5V or 12V. The default is 5V, but the 12V is supposed to be superior quality. I just tried it out, and it sounds better to my ears. If you guys haven't noticed this, you might want to try it out.

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    thanks for the heads up. I have two single board computers which I am still trying to decide which one to use and this info will help. Thanks! You get a rating from me!
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    I saw that in the manual too, and I did notice a small difference in the audio quality. As fart as I could tell the signal from the line out got stronger.
    If someone with a 5862 has a multimeter, could you please check to see how much 12V current this draws (by default the 5862 only uses 5V), I'd be interested to know.
    Thanks for the tip Meatballman!
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    I'm still lamenting that the SiS 5571 chipset does not support UltraDMA. That really sucks, because I was planning on using this board to do DVD playback. I can pretty much kiss that idea goodbye.

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    hum... I tohught someone on this board said he got dvd playback to work with the upgraded lcd memory?
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    i've got one of these boards also, and am encountering a wee bit of difficulty with it. With a 200mmx and 64 mb memory and runing Win98 - with any mp3, whether 128 kb/s or 192 kb/s or whatever, the process draws almost 100% CPU! Additionally, something is weird about the serial drivers/ports. I get noise, whenever the mouse is moved, and CPU is elevated in activity - to the point that Winamp gets process interrupted as the CPU switches tasks. Extremely frustrating. I'm gonna try to beat some of the bugs out of this over the weekend...

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    MP3Ford: Which version of the BIOS are you running? I am using a 200MMX and 32MB RAM in my board and I am not having any trouble with CPU utilization. I haven't experienced the mouse problem that you described either, but my mouse is attached to the PS2 port so that could have something to do with it.
    As for the noise when using the mouse, the 12V audio that is being discussed here should cure that since the serial ports are run off the 5V line. Because nothing else on the board uses 12V, you should not have any interference using 12V for audio.

    Meatballman: have you tried hooking up a DVD drive yet? I was reading through the 5862 manual, and I can't find any mention of UDMA, but they claim it's an EIDE PCI controller, so you'd think it should work. I guess the only option would be to add IDE ports through ther PCI slot, but that defeats the purpose of the SBC. With a right-angle PCI riser, you could probably add an ATA-100 IDE card and not make too much of a size difference.

    Mike.

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    Where did yo find a BIOS upgrade? I had the same problem mp3ford did until I played with the winamp buffer setting. Well i know have a k6-3 400 in it so I have no problems with it at all but a new BIOS couldn't hurt.
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    If you go Advantech's support site and search by model number you will find the PCM-5862: PCM-5862 support

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    crazyshaxs:

    That was me . I said I got full-screen video (ie.. Divx or avi), not DVD. I think the video is good enough now, but the IDE transfer rate is too slow to do DVD.

    mtmsol:

    The SiS 5571 chipset does not have support for Ultra DMA. I checked several sources on this and it is just not there. I am strongly considering getting a ATA/100 controller since I have enough room in my install location. When (if) I do, I'll let you know how well it does with DVD playback.

    [ 10-12-2001: Message edited by: Meatballman ]

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