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    Another Newbie!!

    Hey guys my names Chad and I'm new to the hobbie (imagine that). I'm pretty dang good with computers and using them but shieza with hardware. Im curious about what makes the Car Pc load fast?? Is that the mother board? or what? I have a good idea of all the other stuff I plan to use, but my main concern is the loading once I turn the key over. Will it load quick like a cd player or will it load like a PC (in most cases like 30 sec+). I searched in with the search button but couldnt phrase it properly to find a post about what I need.


    My car is a 2000 Honda Civic by the way.

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    Combo of all kinds of things... Operating system, motherboard, processor, amount of ram, type and speed of HDD. There's a lot to consider. I personally at one point had boot times out of hibernation down to about 9 seconds including POST. That was with a P4 2.4, 256mb RAM, and a 7,200 rpm hdd. Now it's a bit slower because of the drop to a 2.0 and upping the 512mb RAM.

    Actual boot time now is around 35 seconds and coming out of hibernation is around 16 to 20. These times all include POST.
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    Or, if you wanted to go with the G4, you can be up and running within 3-4 seconds.

    Otherwise, when you compare computers to other navigation systems, sometimes, these computers are actually up and locked onto a satelite before some OEM nav systems.
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    why'd you drop to 2.0??? How much did your original system cost?

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    I have no idea. I run a lil computer shop here, so I just used parts left over. I dropped to a 2.0 cause I wanted my 2.4 for other things.

    Plus I underclocked it anyway, it was starting to get pretty hot around these parts.
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    i would say that most important things for fast boot (hardware wise) is CPU and Hard disk's rpm..then the rest..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nomader View Post
    i would say that most important things for fast boot (hardware wise) is CPU and Hard disk's rpm..then the rest..
    Unless coming out of hibernation. Then probably the most important factor there is amount and speed of ram.

    EDIT: Now that I think about it more... hibernation speed would be a toss up between ram amount and HDD speed. The faster the hdd can move the info back to the mem, the better, but the less mem, the better.
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    exactly

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