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    Will an M4ATX be enough to power this? I'm not sure...

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    I think it'll be ok.....but I want to make sure I'm not going to starve the system or cause the power supply to fry
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    It should be plenty. None of those components are big power guzzlers.
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    that's what i figured, but always better safe than sorry, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sxtnitehawk View Post
    that's what i figured, but always better safe than sorry, right?
    Have a quick question though, why not use a Expresscard to USB adapter? Unless you already have the AirCard. That way you dont tie up any PCI slots. Instead you can use it for a soundcard or something.

    EDIT, nevermind, hehe, I see it has 2 PCI slots.

    ALSO, how many watts is the M4ATX? Your processor eats up 65W, also the MoBo also eats up watts, not sure how many though. You also have to take into account the amount of USB devices, HDD and CD ROM and anything that connects to the PC.
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    that's beside the point........i'm using onboard audio because it has the Realtek ALC888 HD chipset...
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    ALSO, how many watts is the M4ATX? Your processor eats up 65W, also the MoBo also eats up watts, not sure how many though. You also have to take into account the amount of USB devices, HDD and CD ROM and anything that connects to the PC.
    The M4ATX is a beast for a car power supply. It does 250 watts. His setup probably won't even touch 100 watts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sxtnitehawk View Post
    that's beside the point........i'm using onboard audio because it has the Realtek ALC888 HD chipset...
    I have a BIOSTAR TForce TF7025-M2 motherboard and it has the
    Realtek ALC888, I have never been able to get it to output surround
    sound or digital of any kind - tried all the drivers I could find, I finally
    gave up, I will ether replace the motherboard or add a sound card that
    works, apparently Linux is affected also

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    Quote Originally Posted by will1384 View Post
    I have a BIOSTAR TForce TF7025-M2 motherboard and it has the
    Realtek ALC888, I have never been able to get it to output surround
    sound or digital of any kind - tried all the drivers I could find, I finally
    gave up, I will ether replace the motherboard or add a sound card that
    works, apparently Linux is affected also
    Did you actually tell windows to use the digital output rather than analog?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulF View Post
    Did you actually tell windows to use the digital output rather than analog?
    oh yea, I did everything I could find, nothing worked,
    you can Google it, a lot of people have had problems

    I went from an older motherboard that had Dolby Digital/Surround
    and all that, and it worked perfect, never had any problems, then I
    got a new motherboard and parts, and all I get is stereo kinda
    mad about it

    In the "Control Panel" under "Sounds and Audio Devices" under
    "Speaker Settings" and "Advanced" I have it set to "5.1 surround
    sound sound speakers"


    And in the "Realtek HD Audio Manager" under "Audio I/O" under "Digital"
    I have it set to "Output Digital Audio Source"

    I only get stereo

    My Surround Amp shows the motherboard is only outputting
    "Dolby Pro Logic" and never any thing else, my older
    motherboard was always "Dolby Digital" it was able to take
    stereo and fake surround if you wanted

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    Quote Originally Posted by will1384 View Post
    oh yea, I did everything I could find, nothing worked,
    you can Google it, a lot of people have had problems

    I went from an older motherboard that had Dolby Digital/Surround
    and all that, and it worked perfect, never had any problems, then I
    got a new motherboard and parts, and all I get is stereo kinda
    mad about it

    In the "Control Panel" under "Sounds and Audio Devices" under
    "Speaker Settings" and "Advanced" I have it set to "5.1 surround
    sound sound speakers"


    And in the "Realtek HD Audio Manager" under "Audio I/O" under "Digital"
    I have it set to "Output Digital Audio Source"

    I only get stereo

    My Surround Amp shows the motherboard is only outputting
    "Dolby Pro Logic" and never any thing else, my older
    motherboard was always "Dolby Digital" it was able to take
    stereo and fake surround if you wanted
    Have you took a look at the Default Device for Sound Playback in the Audio Tab of Sounds and Audio Devices?
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