Originally posted by snafu83
The main thing I'm worried about is extra noise generated by the power supply, can anyone tell me how bad it will be? I hope that the sound quality isn't too bad, but then again, most of my mp3s are 128 kbit/s, so it can't be too bad, right? Where and what do I need to ground to prevent noise?
Also, I plan on runnign 98SE stripped down, adn just have a power switch to kill it, and not use scandisk. I'm going to have to buy a new hard drive, cause the one from my salvaged (free) computer is way too small. The question is, does access time and speed (5400, 7200, 10000 RPm) matter that much for boot up?
Last question: The computer doesn't have a fan, and my car gets pretty damn hot in the summer, so what's the best way to cool this thing? I have just a heatsink now, will a regular fan be enough when the inside of the car hits 110+ F?
1. Use a gorund loop noice remover thing, but if you're having no probs with the signal cable from your stereo to your amplifiers(if any), you should be fine. they dont cost that much either
2. Using the search i found:
search for 7200 rpm or suchTokaTola
I recently bought a Maxtor DiamondMax plus 7200rpm 20 gig hard drive for my home computer. The boot time was instantly cut in half!
3. I think that keeping an eye on the temp with the car parked in the sun one hot day and crankin the mp3player would be a very scientific way to go...