Power shouldn't be an issue with that CPU, so run with the Opus.
You can also power the screen off the Opus as well.
I have a couple design plans I am thinking about. I have a 95 Pathfinder with a big trunk, and more importantly, a side storage bay (about the size of a case). Cost is a factor in the initial setup, I want to try to get the basic working with old equipment I don't care about and then work up from there...Anyways, I have two desktop computer available to me:
1. PII 500 Mhz, 196 RAM.
2. Athlon XP 1.5 Mhz, 256 RAM.
Regardless of what computer I use I will have a 3.5 inch 80 GB (5400 rpm) hard drive. My first question is should I use the PII 500 for power issues? If I use it I could get everything to run on an opus PSU, otherwise I have to use an inverter. If I use the opus how should I power the LCD? Also, how much drain can a typical car battery take?
The regardless of the computer I was planning on mounting it in the back on the car and running the cabling to the front. Since I am on a low budget I was going to use the speaker out from the computer to a tape converter to my stereo. I was also planning on using a wireless keyboard/mouse setup (mounted to the dash) with a 7 inch touchscreen. Any comments/thoughts/things I am not considering...please let me know!
I was referring to the PII 500. The AthlonXP might be too much of a load for the CPU. It could be underclocked and some other things to make it work, though.
And I haven't seen a 1.5mhz AthlonXP. I don't think you can underclock it that much. Hell, my old 8088 XT from 15 years ago was faster than that (8mhz).
I see how it is...you just like making fun of the mistypes....I will just take my 1.5 Ghz and stick it...
anyways, thanks for the advice.
Yes. Yes I do. Don't take it personally.Originally Posted by rshields
Seriously, though. The Athlon setup may be too much power draw for the Opus 150. It depends ont he motherboard and your accessories, etc.