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    Has anyone tried Kontron mITX?

    Hey peoples,

    Been shopping around for mITX motherboards, seeing what was out there besides VIA EPIA products. I came across a motherboard by Kontron NXLCD/mITX at http://www.kontron.com.tw/products/sbc/html/NXLCD.htm . Has anyone had experience with this board or this AMD processor? It is fanless and uses about 6W of power, holds DDR333 memory up to 1G, Watchdog Timer and Hardware monitoring is supported etc etc.

    Chuck

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    The very small boards like this are generally expensive, also very small. Do you need one this small?
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    I used to work for them. These are industrial boards. Used on assembly lines, POS displays, aircraft, etc.

    They are much more $$$$ than your typical off the shelf boards but will hold up better as far as temp & vibration than off the shelf products.

    you can save $$$ by using a tube of silicone for the standup parts. as far as temp well thats what heatsinks are for & as far as cold, let the car warm up a bit 1st.

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    Well I am trying to find the most industrial type motherboard I can in an mITX form factor. I know it will cost more money but I am willing to spend it if it is more reliable for extreme temps.

    My company currently buys some equipment from Kontron and I've gone to visit one of their facilities in San Diego. I'm just not familiar with their motherboards nor have I ever run into anyone that has used them.

    I guess I don't really need to have the smallest board but I do what low power so I would rather stick with a small board. I'm really just weighing my options which are many

    Thanks for the replies.

    Chuck

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    I use this
    http://www.softwareandstuff.com/MBB10389.html
    and have no trouble with heat/cold in colorado, some places are colder or hotter but we get some extreems. I use a PC power and cooling DC-DC PS I do not remember what is is rated for. The set up has been in service for awhile now with out any trouble.

    $20 for the MB, you can find slot 1 CPUs cheap... I even have a spare sitting on a shelf

    It is not a high end board, still no trouble in the auto install.
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