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    Is this a good carputer (CarPC)?

    Specs:
    Our barebones 1.6GHz Dual Core Carputer is pre assembled and packed full of hardware including our new 4th Gen aluminum Mini ITX chassis, a M2-ATX automotive grade power supply with automatic start, Intel D945GCLF2 motherboard with embedded Dual Core 8W 1.6GHz Atom 330 CPU, 2Gb DDR2 RAM at 667MHz, and exclusive internal Bluetooth. Just add your own hard drive, operating system, and DVD drive (optional) for a complete system.

    Ideal Features:
    Exclusive vibration and shock resistant hard drive mounting system (hardware included for a single 2.5" hard drive)
    Regulated 12v output for LCD monitor power (up to 3A)
    Smart 160W automotive grade DC to DC power supply features automatic startup and shutdown with adjustable timing settings, and more
    7 pin S-video output for use with existing factory NAV/GPS screens (compatible with RCA to S-video adapters)
    VGA video output for high resolution monitors
    RCA audio outputs for easy audio integration
    Built in Bluetooth for wireless keyboards, hands free cell phone, and more (keyboard, software and microphone not included)
    Locking 6 pin input/output power harness (included)
    Built in mounting brackets for easy installation
    90 Day parts and labor warranty plus 1 year parts warranty


    New 4th Generation Features:
    Redesigned air intake for enhanced airflow and increased cooling
    Hard drive and system LED lights
    RCA audio line outputs
    Miniature reset switch
    Specifications:
    Case

    Extruded Anodized Aluminum measuring 10" x 9.25" x 3.125"/254mm x 235mm x 80mm more info
    Processor

    ATOM 330 1.6GHz Dual Core 8 Watt CPU with 1Mb L2 cache 533MHz FSB
    Graphics

    Intel GMA 950
    Chipsets

    Intel 945GC Northbridge
    ICH7 South bridge
    Audio

    Realtek ALC662 High Definition audio codec + Composite/RCA Line Outputs
    USB

    6x USB 2.0
    LAN

    1x 10/100/1000 Mbps
    BIOS

    Intel BIOS 4mb flash memory
    Rear Panel I/O

    2x Ps2 for mouse and keyboard
    1x VGA
    1x 7 pin S-Video
    1x 10/100/1000 LAN
    1x RS 232 COM
    1x Parallel Port
    6x USB 2.0 ports
    3x Audio: Line in, Line out, and Mic in
    Composite/RCA Line Outputs
    Monitoring and Management

    Power Management (Supports S3 standby)
    Fan Speed Control
    Wake on USB
    Wake on PCI
    Wake on LAN
    Wake on Keyboard
    Wake on Mouse
    Memory/RAM

    2Gb PC5300/667MHz more info
    M2-ATX Smart Power Supply:

    Connects directly to the battery,
    Voltage regulation,
    Automatic Start-up more info
    Built-in Bluetooth-Exclusive Feature

    Internal V1.1/1.2 Vista Compatible
    50m/150' Range
    Works with Centrafuse 2.0
    Also Included

    6 pin locking power harness
    users guide and wiring diagram
    master driver disk
    detailed system build sheet
    LCD monitor power cable
    Compatible Operating Systems

    I need a FAST (cold) boot CarPC!!! Is this a good one?

    I need a computer SOLELY to run DashCommand or some kind OBD2 reader for digital gauge monitor.

    Suggestions?

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    speed is okay, but a zotac board or similar atom board has a faster bios POST time. That and the actual OS loading time will be the deciding factors. Here's some videos (and comparison) from my own personal tests: http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/linu...ml#post1358073
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