n00b here - Starting a carputer project for my WRX
As the title says, I'm going to start my first car pc project for my 07 subaru wrx. A little background info first. Right now I have a decent audio setup with an Infinity 6 channel amp powering polk 5.25 components in the front, polk 4" speakers in the rear and a 10" sub, all running out of an alpine hu with an alpine sirius tuner. I am pretty good with 12v systems, and did all the install work on my system myself. I'm also somewhat experienced with building pcs.
Having all that said, I'm looking to build a car pc for the primary purposes of navigation, engine tuning/logging, and maybe bluetooth. I'm planning on keeping my current audio setup and using the aux-in on my hu.
Right now I'm trying to figure out what type of computing power i'll need. My laptop (1.86 Ghz pentium m, 1GB ram) runs my ECU tuning software pretty slow, so I think I might go with 2 gigs ram and either a pentium m or a core 2 duo. I'm worried about using one of the VIA C7 or Celeron M setups because stability is a big concern for me.
I know, a lot more research is needed.
What do you all think?