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    moving from home to car..

    Hi, i'm new here and pls forgive any stupid questions.

    I want to move my destop pc into my car, Acura 3.2 TL t-s w/navigation system. I'm planning to use the current GPS screen, and probabbly gonna install a switch so that i can choose whether i wanna get input from the GPS or my computer.
    For the size of the casing, i'll probabbly try to squeeze it into a smaller box to save space.

    Ok, as a start, i have power problem. Shall i get a new power supply that will feed from cigaratte lighter, or shall i use an inverter to get 110V?

    also, how do i connect RC to VGA so that i can connect the screen to my pc?

    lastly ( at least for now... ), how do i adapt my pc so that it will accept the touch screen ability??

    Omg, sorry for all the questions..

    Thanxxx

    Tejo

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    Quote Originally Posted by sutejok
    Hi, i'm new here and pls forgive any stupid questions.

    I want to move my destop pc into my car, Acura 3.2 TL t-s w/navigation system. I'm planning to use the current GPS screen, and probabbly gonna install a switch so that i can choose whether i wanna get input from the GPS or my computer.
    For the size of the casing, i'll probabbly try to squeeze it into a smaller box to save space.

    Ok, as a start, i have power problem. Shall i get a new power supply that will feed from cigaratte lighter
    This is one option.

    Quote Originally Posted by sutejok
    , or shall i use an inverter to get 110V?
    This is another equally valid option. The choice is yours.

    Quote Originally Posted by sutejok
    also, how do i connect RC to VGA so that i can connect the screen to my pc?
    You can't connect VGA to RCA. You'll need a video card with TV out if the current screen accepts composite video. Either that or a scan converter.

    Quote Originally Posted by sutejok
    lastly ( at least for now... ), how do i adapt my pc so that it will accept the touch screen ability??
    Insufficient information. What kind of touchscreen device do you have?

    Quote Originally Posted by sutejok
    Omg, sorry for all the questions..

    Thanxxx

    Tejo
    Old Systems retired due to new car
    New system at design/prototype stage on BeagleBoard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Withey
    This is another equally valid option. The choice is yours.
    What problem that i may be facing on each option? is there any?

    Btw, how do i choose what power supply is compatible with my motherboard?
    I have an old Dell dimension

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    Quote Originally Posted by sutejok
    What problem that i may be facing on each option? is there any?

    Btw, how do i choose what power supply is compatible with my motherboard?
    I have an old Dell dimension
    What kind of motherboard do you have? AT, or ATX?
    AMD XP 2600+/512MB RAM/120GB hard drive
    Opus 150W/DVD/GPS/7" Lilliput TS/802.11g/Bluetooth
    Installed.


    -GPSSecure- - GPS Tracking
    -AltTabber2.2.2- - Handy touchscreen utility.

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    Hmm. AT is the bigger one rite? and ATX is the smaller one?
    Its an AT.

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    ATX has a 20 pin (10x2) power connection (from motherboard to power supply), AT has two 8x1 pin connectors.


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    ow, so any power supply with two 8x1 pin connector will be fine?

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    Are you POSITIVE you have an AT computer. How old is it (bearing in mind that I had a P166 that was ATX form factor)

    Crack open the case and have a look at the power supply connector, and see which it is.

    If it's AT (two 8x1 connectors) the only way is going to be with an inverter. If it's ATX, then that opens up your options slightly.


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    i checked it and its an AT (two 8x1 connectors).

    one more thing. Is there a way to make my VGA card to lie horizontally? pararrel with the mother board instead of perpendicular to it. If there is such thing, what is the name that i can search for..?

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    OK, you will need an inverter.

    As it's an AT computer, I therefore presume it's a PCI graphics card. You can get a PCI riser card which will position it over the motherboard.


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