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    so much spare hardware - would you use it for carputer?

    well i have a system just lying around collecting dust but it seems from reading the faq's and using the search that it would be unwise/difficult/the worst processor to use it as a car pc.

    abit u-7 ATX mobo
    pentium 3,0ghtz prescott
    1gb pc3200 mushkin 5-2-2-2 rM
    EAX850PRO pci-x GRAPHICS CARD
    audigy sound card
    wireless pci card
    blutooth pci card
    600watt psu (i know)


    what would you do if you really wanted a car pc. i cant afford much of an outlay for my carputer and i cant sell this sytem. i know its overkill on specs but cant decide wether to try and use it. i dont mind the space but heat and power might / will be crazy.

    what do you reccomend?

    use it or loose it?

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    <opinion>
    It's too much, could be tricky to power it.
    </opinion>
    Old Systems retired due to new car
    New system at design/prototype stage on BeagleBoard.

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    the more i search the more i read the more i agree.
    its such a shame
    i cant sell this stuff either, no one wants it! a year ago it was a pretty high spec pc....
    oh well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasperok View Post
    the more i search the more i read the more i agree.
    its such a shame
    i cant sell this stuff either, no one wants it! a year ago it was a pretty high spec pc....
    oh well.
    Or you could work out a trade with me for my last setup ( touch screen and via board pc - 800mhz, dc-dc power supply, bootable cf drive)
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