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    Would a 2.8Ghz processor be way too powerful?

    I recently purchased a motherboard and cpu off of ebay for an amazing price of $34.99. The processor is an Intel Celeron 4A. Is this too powerful to use as a carpc, like would it drain my battery really fast or give off too much heat?

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    Yes it is too powerful. No, it won't drain your battery any faster than some people's P4 and Core 2 Duo systems (i7 anyone?). For that price, you really can't go wrong. But it may cost you a battery/alternator if your car is already tight on power...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kev000 View Post
    Yes it is too powerful. No, it won't drain your battery any faster than some people's P4 and Core 2 Duo systems (i7 anyone?). For that price, you really can't go wrong. But it may cost you a battery/alternator if your car is already tight on power...
    Hmm so it will still be dangerous even if I have a DC-DC PSU or power inverter? I thought those were supposed to shut off if it was reaching a critical level?

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    that is a pretty potent processor, though i feel that it would be adequate for a carputer--i do alot of onboard, processor heavy audio processing.

    if you google 'processor power requirements'(there is a link in the faq, but it doesn't work...) you can find the voltage and power requirements for your specific model, and can find if any dc-dc power supply would work properly with it, and all the accessories you want to run.

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