Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Will this (Ebay) System have heat problems?

  1. #1
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    5

    Question Will this (Ebay) System have heat problems?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/CARPUTER-CAR-PC-...QQcmdZViewItem

    Item number: 8795674856

    This has been listed several times on Ebay, it uses a modified ITX case, and it looks like an ATX MB?

    This has a celeron chip at 2 GH don't those run hot? I placed a bid the other day but then got scared after reading another ebay listing that said using faster processors will melt. First I was thinking the celeron was a moble chip, but now I don't think it is?

    I have a 2nd chance offer but it's only good for about 12 more hours. Please advise?

    Thank You,
    Jay

  2. #2
    Variable Bitrate AllThingsEnd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Ft. Bliss, TX
    Posts
    233
    its not bad. i dont see anything wrong with it. almost looks exactly like the motherboard im running now. i doubt its a true 2ghz proc though.
    [::::::::::] 100% - Planning
    [::::::::::] 80% - Computer
    [::::::::::] 0% - Fabbing

    CarPC:

    SP13000 / 120GB SATA 2.5" / 512MB DDR
    8" Innovatek TS / Globalsat BU-353 / Engenius EUB-362 EXT
    Slot load DVDRW / PS3 Wireless Keyboard

  3. #3
    Neither darque nor pervert DarquePervert's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Elsewhere
    Posts
    13,950


    I wouldn't worry about melting.... However, system stability is what you should be concerned about.

    The Celeron 2.0ghz will draw about 55w of power. With the notebook drive, this would work well with an Opus 150w. You might consider an M2ATX and/or DSATX for power just to be on the safe side. You could also underclock/undervolt the CPU a bit to gain some power savings. Realistically, I don't think you'd have a problem wither way.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



    Under normal circumstances, a signature would go here.

  4. #4
    Variable Bitrate AllThingsEnd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Ft. Bliss, TX
    Posts
    233
    i dont think its really a celeron chip. it looks more like a C3 chip made by Via.
    [::::::::::] 100% - Planning
    [::::::::::] 80% - Computer
    [::::::::::] 0% - Fabbing

    CarPC:

    SP13000 / 120GB SATA 2.5" / 512MB DDR
    8" Innovatek TS / Globalsat BU-353 / Engenius EUB-362 EXT
    Slot load DVDRW / PS3 Wireless Keyboard

  5. #5
    Low Bitrate ilyassx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Belgium, Denmark
    Posts
    110
    Quote Originally Posted by AllThingsEnd
    i dont think its really a celeron chip. it looks more like a C3 chip made by Via.
    I agree with you, you can see it in MOTHERBOARD SPECS:
    <<Embedded C3 2.0Ghz CPU>> i don't think is a celeron like descripted on top of page.
    The old setup http://flickr.com/photos/ilyassx
    The new setup http://my.opera.com/ilyassx/albums/show.dml?id=110701
    Jetway J7F2WE VIA C7 1.5 GHz
    512 DDRII 533
    3.5" SATA2 H.D.D 200GB
    M1-ATX
    ELM327MS OBDII
    Creative Audigy 4
    PROGRESS:[########-]90%

  6. #6
    Variable Bitrate AllThingsEnd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Ft. Bliss, TX
    Posts
    233
    also C3 procs are rated differently. a 1.3ghz is equal to that of a 800mhz intel. so i assume the 2ghz is probably around a 1.2~1.3ghz
    [::::::::::] 100% - Planning
    [::::::::::] 80% - Computer
    [::::::::::] 0% - Fabbing

    CarPC:

    SP13000 / 120GB SATA 2.5" / 512MB DDR
    8" Innovatek TS / Globalsat BU-353 / Engenius EUB-362 EXT
    Slot load DVDRW / PS3 Wireless Keyboard

  7. #7
    Low Bitrate ilyassx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Belgium, Denmark
    Posts
    110
    Be careful Tiki_guy, you can be cheated.
    The old setup http://flickr.com/photos/ilyassx
    The new setup http://my.opera.com/ilyassx/albums/show.dml?id=110701
    Jetway J7F2WE VIA C7 1.5 GHz
    512 DDRII 533
    3.5" SATA2 H.D.D 200GB
    M1-ATX
    ELM327MS OBDII
    Creative Audigy 4
    PROGRESS:[########-]90%

  8. #8
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    5
    I bought a Car PC on eBay in September, its about the 300th thing I bought and the only one I didn't get. The seller did send something but UPS delivered it to the wrong address. When I called UPS they said that the delivered it to the wrong address, but the seller had to file the claim. I was comunicating with the seller, and he said he'd send me a check when he got his money from UPS. I still tried to open a claim with paypal, I explained in the claim that I had a tracking number that said delivered but when I called UPS they told me they delivered it to a different address. Paypal closed the claim, I should have used a credit card insted of the ATM.

    After 4 months the seller stopped responding to my email, and it's too late to leave bad feedback or file a claim.

    I alreaded have wires going from my battery to under my seat, and a touchscreen 7" VGA monitor and a pci-wifi/bluetooth card with an external antena, so I really feel like I should finish this project inspite of the fact that I lost over $300 on a bad ebay transaction.

    I decided against buying this one, because I think the two GB part of the listing is missleading. He got negitive feeback from the last person he sold one too because it only came with 256, which is in the listing if you read it carefully but I think the title is deceptive, maybe the speed is too.

    Someone else has one with a M2-ATX power supply, though it isn't listed as being as fast, it might be as fast and has a better power supply. I don't think it came with a HD though, but I can get one of thoese from next to nothing.

    Thanks for the replies guys

  9. #9
    Low Bitrate ilyassx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Belgium, Denmark
    Posts
    110
    Quote Originally Posted by Tiki_Guy
    I bought a Car PC on eBay in September, its about the 300th thing I bought and the only one I didn't get. The seller did send something but UPS delivered it to the wrong address. When I called UPS they said that the delivered it to the wrong address, but the seller had to file the claim. I was comunicating with the seller, and he said he'd send me a check when he got his money from UPS. I still tried to open a claim with paypal, I explained in the claim that I had a tracking number that said delivered but when I called UPS they told me they delivered it to a different address. Paypal closed the claim, I should have used a credit card insted of the ATM.

    After 4 months the seller stopped responding to my email, and it's too late to leave bad feedback or file a claim.

    I alreaded have wires going from my battery to under my seat, and a touchscreen 7" VGA monitor and a pci-wifi/bluetooth card with an external antena, so I really feel like I should finish this project inspite of the fact that I lost over $300 on a bad ebay transaction.

    I decided against buying this one, because I think the two GB part of the listing is missleading. He got negitive feeback from the last person he sold one too because it only came with 256, which is in the listing if you read it carefully but I think the title is deceptive, maybe the speed is too.

    Someone else has one with a M2-ATX power supply, though it isn't listed as being as fast, it might be as fast and has a better power supply. I don't think it came with a HD though, but I can get one of thoese from next to nothing.

    Thanks for the replies guys
    Check here in http://mp3car.com/store/ i know it's not the same price but you have some garanties, personally i bought from them 2 times with no problem, or check here in the forum with the guys if someone want to sell his carpc, post a request here http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/classified-archive/ maybe you will find one.
    Good luck.

    Cheers,
    The old setup http://flickr.com/photos/ilyassx
    The new setup http://my.opera.com/ilyassx/albums/show.dml?id=110701
    Jetway J7F2WE VIA C7 1.5 GHz
    512 DDRII 533
    3.5" SATA2 H.D.D 200GB
    M1-ATX
    ELM327MS OBDII
    Creative Audigy 4
    PROGRESS:[########-]90%

Similar Threads

  1. Major Electrical Problems
    By techy101 in forum Off Topic
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 07-11-2005, 10:47 AM
  2. DWW-700M/MTS12000 Motorized In Dash LCD Problems
    By techy101 in forum LCD/Display
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 06-29-2005, 08:12 PM
  3. Problems with EBAy kiosk and hard drive?
    By davcd3 in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 08-12-2004, 05:08 PM
  4. Summer heat MP3Car trial complete
    By Moose in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-10-2003, 01:25 AM
  5. EBAY: Carputer system parts (Last Chance!)
    By Tim Georgi in forum Classified Archive
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-30-2003, 03:39 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •