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    What is best: small epia1000 or big p4 2.2

    Yes...... if you have m2atx, and 256RAM, ..... what is your choice.... small epia or fast p4?

    In my case, i try use both configurations..... first i use p4 2.2ghz, but i friend sell me epia1000, and is slooooooooow, and i return to my p4.




    My tests:
    All configurations with same hd (2.5 30gb, and 256RAM, windows xp pro, and m2atx)

    Resume from hibernate times:
    PCCHIP P4 2.2 Ghz : 16seg
    EPIA1000: 17seg
    DELL P4 2.2Ghz 6seg

    Dimensions:
    PCCHIP P4 2.2 Ghz : 20cmx25cm
    EPIA1000: 12cmx12cm
    DELL p4 2.2Ghz 28cmx28cm

    Noise:
    PCCHIP P4 2.2 Ghz : bad.. is very very very noising
    EPIA1000: normal is noising but not same pcchip
    DELL p4 2.2Ghz silence, lovely Motherboard


    Performance Testing with street and trips 2006:
    PCCHIP P4 2.2 Ghz : fast as pcchip
    EPIA1000: ****!!!! slow!!
    DELL p4 2.2Ghz fast same as pcchip


    BIOS speed wake from hibernation
    PCCHIP P4 2.2 Ghz : uggly slow, and put in screen tests of ram and HD, about 3 seg
    EPIA1000: put a image, and delay about 2 seg
    DELL p4 2.2Ghz not put image, go directly to windows. is REALLY FAST. IS AMAZING.


    Final worlds: Epia1000 is a ****, i never try to use this mother because y my first test i use pcchip p4 and in my second chance i use amazing ultrafast mother board dell p4.
    Epia is very slow for my request, maybe have alot of good things, have sournound 5.1, is small, s-video enabled, low energy, and many many good things.... but not have speed.

    I prefer use a largue case for my computer dell, in my trunk. That use a small an pretty case with epia but have a slow machine.

    Street and trips 2006 is flashing because epia is slow, and when i push a button the fist time that is running my RR with simplistique Skin, is slow, about 1 or 2 seg to work. (only the first time that i push button in screen, when the instruction are in ram, are more fast)




    My small epiam enclouse with pci wintv support, and my big dell (this week i go with blaksmith to fabricate my custon encouse for my dell)

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    Try this, run the system specs of the P4 thorugh a power calculator, BEING CAREFUL TO NOTE WHICH VOLTAGE RAIL EACH ITEM IS USING, and compare them to the power available on the M2 voltage rails (8amps each) and then see if you need to ask that question.

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    When i use p4 pcchip, i put all this:_

    1 video card nvidia agp mx400
    1 gps
    1 mouse usb optical
    1 keyboard ps1
    1 igo system (is special modem to receive wireless internet in mexico, normaly i plug to AC in my house but i note that this modem use 13 volts and i conect it to my m2atx)
    1 soundblaster pci card
    1 tv fm tunner card pci

    all this things and works very fine..... now with my lilliput i dont use videocard, and soundblaster is not nesesary because dell motherboard not is noising card, maybe not use tv fm tunner card more. and not use more keyboard ps1.

    I think that i not need more power, but if i need, i buy extra dc-dc for usb.

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    Surely the idea of carputers is that they are integrated and small - a fire-breating P4 may be best for performance but also takes up loads of space. I have a neat little board running a 1ghz VIA C3 and 512mb ram and it works a treat. Maybe a 1ghz processor is slower because it is being relied upon so much - more RAM will improve the performance

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    I have an even smaller 1GHz board, and it runs just fine. Runs on about 30-35W including the screen.
    Old Systems retired due to new car
    New system at design/prototype stage on BeagleBoard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xpluis View Post
    When i use p4 pcchip, i put all this:_

    1 video card nvidia agp mx400
    1 gps
    1 mouse usb optical
    1 keyboard ps1
    1 igo system (is special modem to receive wireless internet in mexico, normaly i plug to AC in my house but i note that this modem use 13 volts and i conect it to my m2atx)
    1 soundblaster pci card
    1 tv fm tunner card pci

    all this things and works very fine..... now with my lilliput i dont use videocard, and soundblaster is not nesesary because dell motherboard not is noising card, maybe not use tv fm tunner card more. and not use more keyboard ps1.

    I think that i not need more power, but if i need, i buy extra dc-dc for usb.
    If you plan on running that stuff in the car with a DC-DC like the M2, you WILL have a problem, and quite possibly a broken system when the M2 blows up. RUN A POWER CALCULATOR. My spanish stinks, so maybe someone else will help you in Spanish.

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    When all this stuff the system works for about 15 days, but with my new p4, I no use more the nvidia card, and tv tunner card.


    Now i need less power. (nvidia was used for my lcd screen, but now i have lilliput and not need s-video output, and i use tv tunner for my car stereo system, and not need more wintv pcicard)

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