There are people that run old P2-based setups that work just fine for music playback.
i'm poking around the idea of building a car pc. i have an older gateway in my basment. my girlfriends dad gave it to me a couple years back. i never started it up or anything, so i don't know what its running as far as OS, or RAM or anything really. i just am pretty sure its on win2k though, judging by the age of it.
what i guess i need to know is, what is the bare minimum for a carputer? or what have you experienced users gotten away with as far as old crapper comps. my plan was to upgrade the hd to something bigger, and get a cheap touchscreen monitor. then interface through the stereo input in my pioneer hed unit. i am very experienced with car audio installation. so the install won't be a prob. let me know any thoughts. thanks
oh btw, this will be going in my winter beater, cause my summer car's suspension is way too rough,& my girlfriend won't let me put it in her car.
ya, i was kinda hoping for video too & a front end?
ya, i'll have to try and drag that turd out of the basement. i don't even know if i have a keyboard for it, or mouse.
as far as the videos i would play, they would all be in xvid/divx codec, no discs at all.