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    Hello i'm new..and wonderin y carputer is good.

    YES I KNOW CARPUTER IS GOOD..i wanted it for many years.

    i just have too many questions to even think about beginning this costly project.

    FIRST i need RADIO.
    -what do i need to buy for the carputer to have radio?
    -sound card? how would i go about positive and negative wires?
    -i'd like to use all 4 speakers.. so i can still adjust the fade and wutever its called.
    -i have subs..can i just use the rca high/low adapter to connect from the speaker wire?

    SECOND powering up/down
    i heard about this module that shuts the computer off(safely) automatically when u turn off the car.
    i also hear people fully loading ur carputer within 30 secs. and my freaking 3.2ghz laptop takes like 5 mins. how is that possible..what do i need to change?

    THIRD navigation
    y i really want this carputer is cause of navigation.
    i heard that there are bad gps units to buy ..which do u prefer?

    FORTH
    I LOVE ELECTRICTY and WIRES!!!


    please help me continue my love for carputers...

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    You need to read some.
    Here's a link to a beginner's FAQ that will help you out with every question you have, with the possible exception of the radio question.
    The general consensus is that the radio solutions for PC don't work well in a car. Some members here developed a solution for AM/FM radio in teh vehicle that's superior to any other commercial offerings, but it's new and has limited software support as of now.
    Search the forums for HQCT Radio and you'll be able to read all about it.

    Welcome to our hobby, and hopefully you'll still love carputers once you start building one....
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    Quote Originally Posted by AznClubRSX
    i also hear people fully loading ur carputer within 30 secs. and my freaking 3.2ghz laptop takes like 5 mins. how is that possible..what do i need to change?
    if you use stand by you can have music playing in under 5 seconds... :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by AznClubRSX
    SECOND powering up/down
    i heard about this module that shuts the computer off(safely) automatically when u turn off the car.
    i also hear people fully loading ur carputer within 30 secs. and my freaking 3.2ghz laptop takes like 5 mins. how is that possible..what do i need to change?
    If it is taking that long you have issues. I am running a laptop that is barely over 1gig for the processor (512 ram), and it is way less than a min to boot. I would wipe the laptop clean and rebuild it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matrix_24
    If it is taking that long you have issues. I am running a laptop that is barely over 1gig for the processor (512 ram), and it is way less than a min to boot. I would wipe the laptop clean and rebuild it.

    probably you have spyware, malware, pornware, junkware ... you name it.
    My Supra setup (P3 600) boot up to music in 30-35 seconds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matrix_24
    If it is taking that long you have issues. I am running a laptop that is barely over 1gig for the processor (512 ram), and it is way less than a min to boot. I would wipe the laptop clean and rebuild it.
    Are you running Windows XP: Spyware Edition?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLlama
    Are you running Windows XP: Spyware Edition?
    Just win xp pro with sp2, no extras. I don't even think I have an anti virus on it at this point, but it never sees the net.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MatrixPC

    probably you have spyware, malware, pornware, junkware ... you name it.
    My Supra setup (P3 600) boot up to music in 30-35 seconds.

    my scooby boots up in 17 seconds.... from off to on... and about 11 seconds from hibernation to running


    once again, a subaru burns a supra. ^^

    my boot up is so fast beacuse i used several programs like Nlite and Tweakui and such, which take off random crap (who needs indexing on a carpc) from booting up. then frodoplayer, wifi, and drivers are the only thing that boots up at start. (i use a batch file to launch my gps and such 15 seconds after... so i get to my music faster
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    all done on my PC, up to music in under 30 seconds



    and I'm still searching for ways to make it faster...I think hardware is the only place left to go...lol
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    thats pretty slow red gti... lol i think mine comes up in about 25 seconds and i have mine shut down fully and reboot fully. im running full windows xp pro....

    go search on club rsx for my install, actually i think my install is somewhere on this site. lol..
    Carputer HIFI car stereo project!
    [XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX-]
    95% COMPLETE! FINALIZING SOFTWARE PLATFORM!

    [XXXXXX--------------]
    30% COMPLETE! CAPUTER Version 2.0! Hardware FAILING! CARPUTER BLEW UP! AND NOW MONITOR TOO! WTF?!

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