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Thread: 2007 Honda Civic SI Coupe Carputer install [Updated]

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    I will be finding out soon. I said i'm done with MSI FOREVER!!!! I bought a gigabyte board and it has mini pci express. We will see if i have the same issue.

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    Was this with the Fuzzy GM965 board? What were the problems with it? I was thinking of buying that board for my install.

    Also, what red skin for CF is that? tried one of them (Aura BM Red IIRC) and CF lost most of the buttons, had to ctrl/alt/del to kill it then delete the skin folder to make it usable again.

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    yes that is the GM965 board. What wasn't wrong with this thing.
    1. When i received the board it was DOA. Had to pay for shipping
    2. When i got it back the integrated video was busted (free shipping from this point on)
    3. CMOS battery holder was broken, Bios is some how partially corrupted
    4. Fixed the battery bios is still corrupted.

    These are all hardware problems. Now lets start on teh software problems
    1. Horrible drivers. No kind of fan control
    2. Mini pci express does not turn off from standby
    3. Slow post (pre-post) time.

    I think that is all i've noticed so far. MSI has horrid software support which is what made me change to gigabyte.

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    Someone else stated the off-to-music playing time was around 25 seconds, which seems relatively normal. Was yours slower than that?

    Reason I was looking at this board is it seems to be the only one at a reasonable price with more than 6 channel audio. Do you know of any others?

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    If you don't load any USB devices then it will boot extremely fast. I'm using a SSD drive and i've used a CF card too and my time on a cold boot is about 1 min. Coming from hibernate it was about 1 min too. I don't know any other boards with 6 channel audio but i said screw it and i'm just gonna buy a separate USB sound card. They have one for like 60 bucks which isn't too bad.

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    Seems from reading here getting USB sound cards to resume can be an issue as well. If I don't get a motherboard with better audio I'm going to try dual-core Atom first, I figured the Fuzzy+T7300 route would provide at least double the performance for about double the money of a dual-core Atom board plus USB sound card.

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    I will definitely let you know how my USB sound card works out. I'll be ****ed if it doesn't come back from resume. You always have the option of using a PCI sound card. The gigabyte board has everything but the kitchen sink. It has a CF card slot, mini pci express, mini pci, pci, DVI and VGA outputs, SPDIF Coaxial output. The only thing it doesn't have is 6 channel audio which was kind of a problem for me but i might just use a DAC.

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    Yeah, unfortunately I don't have need for any of the mini pcie/pci/DVI/SPDIF, etc. On the Fuzzy I was considering trying the CF slot, but most likely was just going to wait and get a real SSD before winter as I am not willing to do the EWF/HORM thing.

    What I really have to do is get my development system into my car and see if running without the ability to fade front-to-rear is a big problem. If it works out OK I'll probably start with the Atom board and go from there.

    Which CF skin was that in your latest images?

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    I forget the name. I will be able to post when i get home but its a basic one that comes in like 4 different colors. Do you have the Skin Browser installed? Its in there.

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    WARNING!!!! to all about gigabyte ga-6kieh-rh!!! If you buy this motherboard and want to install XP it will not work unless u load the raid drivers. U will not be able to access ur harddrives. The solution is to use nlite to add the drivers to an install CD. Just thought i'd let everyone know.

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