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    fried mobo: need help picking a new one!

    First of all, let me introduce myself. My name is Wil, I'm from CA, and I'm building my first carputer. I fried my Epia M10000, so I'm looking for a slightly faster motherboard. Here are my requirements:

    1. Size: Mini-ITX
    2. PSU: must work with M1-ATX 90w
    3. Budget: $80 or less
    4. Use: DVDs, video, music, navi, datalogging, tuning

    I'm willing to buy new or used. The m10000 was fine for most of the things I did, but it lagged sometimes with the DigitalFX skin so I want something slightly faster. Any advice will be appreciated.

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    I have been checking into the new stuff myself- currently using a mATX system as a test. (This is my first carpc.)

    I am waiting impatiently for the new Via Nano systems, but if I needed something now I would probably go with Intel Atom.
    I have seen some posts about problems with some boards, but haven't read them...
    But I am certain there are some good boards for carpc use.

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    Intel d201gly2a is a good option.
    atom is a lil' bit slower, should be fine for digitalfx.

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    I've used the D201GLY as well as the D201GLY2 and I like both of them. I was recently using a more powerful system in the car but it seamed overkill and the system was huge. You can also take a look at the new Intel D945GCLF which is seaming to gain popularity. E-itx also has a sale on it right now which looks like a pretty good deal: http://www.e-itx.com/intel-d945gclf.html
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    Thanks for the advice, guys. I ordered the D945GCLF.

    I was wondering... will I need do a clean install of XP?

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    Your safest bet will be to reinstall. The chip sets are totally different from your old board to your new board and if you don't you'll be having a tough time getting everything running correctly. I'd move anything important off the drive, wipe it, and start from scratch.
    Nick - 08 GG Element
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    I thought so... thanks. Is there a way to pull files off the hd without having to use another m10000?

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