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    anyone out there using a 486dx2-66 for a carmp3 player?? if so, please reply... i could use some help and specifics on how to get mine up and running.

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    a 486-66. Thats kind of low on the ol' processing power. As far as software goes you'd have to run a REALLY stripped down version of win9x or run a DOS mp3 player. Other than that, as long as it has any video card in it, a decent soundcard, an NIC, and a decen tsize HD I think it can still work out well. However, I have never done one that low before.

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    A DX2/66 is not fast enough to decode MP3s in real time. It will not work. Bare minimum is a 120MHz 486 running under DOS. Even that doesn't work very well.

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    well it has a kingston 133 mhz overdrive chip... but running mpxplay in dos only, it still wont play mp3s smoothly.

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    There's no nice way to say this, but Kingston upgrades are crap. Low end Pentium computers are very cheap. I would suggest picking one of those up and saving yourself a lot of frustration.

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    Cyrix 200, 32MB RAM, 10.2Gig Quantum HD, Custom Lexan Case, Win95 Kernal w/Custom Player
    Car: '86 Mazda RX-7
    Player: Pentium 166MMX, Amptron 598LMR MB w/onboard Sound, Video, LAN, 10.2 Gig Fujitsu Laptop HD, Arise 865 DC-DC Converter, Lexan Case, Custom Software w/Voice Interface, MS Access Based Playlists
    Car: 1986 Mazda RX-7 Turbo (highly modded), 1978 RX-7 Beater (Dead, parting out), 2001 Honda Insight
    "If one more body-kitted, cut-spring-lowered, farty-exhausted Civic revs on me at an intersection, I swear I'm going to get out of my car and cram their ridiculous double-decker aluminium wing firmly up their rump."

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    Well, I was using a Compaq DeskPro 4/66 with a kingston replacement, and It did work even under win95. Sure, under windows it was barely usable, but with mpxplay it worked flawlessly.

    It used a CD-ROM as storage.

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