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    No Ideas

    I have searched and I think I know what I need to do but I guess I am just looking for a confirmation. If there is a FAQ about how to setup and use your Car PC please direct me there.

    I have a M1-ATX PSU - My first Question is what power setting do I want to use? The reason I ask is the lead into the Next question which is (I looked everywhere for this and I didnt see a write up or FAQ about it) what do I do when I leave my car? From what I did read but still un-sure about is use Hibernation is this correct?

    ATM from what I have read is use Hibernate but what happens afer the Recommended option on the M1 which is 5 sec / 2 hr. Does that mean after 2 HRs it completelly kill the comp and it will force reboot anyways when I restart the car? Do I want to use the smart power option 30 Sec / Never?

    Please Help Me Out?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krystm View Post
    I have searched and I think I know what I need to do but I guess I am just looking for a confirmation. If there is a FAQ about how to setup and use your Car PC please direct me there.
    What specific information are you looking for? No one can tell you step by step how you need to set up your carpc because this is all individual preference.

    I have a M1-ATX PSU - My first Question is what power setting do I want to use?
    It's up to you. Do you want the PC to stay on for a short time or not? This is really self explanitory. Perhaps you're just over thinking it?

    The reason I ask is the lead into the Next question which is (I looked everywhere for this and I didnt see a write up or FAQ about it) what do I do when I leave my car? From what I did read but still un-sure about is use Hibernation is this correct?
    Again, it's up to you. With a DC-DC PSU, you just leave the car like you would normally. Just turn it off and pull the key.

    Depending on how you have your OS set-up, the computer will do one of a few choices based on your decisions on how you have your CarPC set-up

    • Shut down completely
    • Suspend
    • Hibernate
    • Wait a predetermined amount of time before it does any of the above


    The choice is up to you. If you're not sure which one fits your needs best, I'd recomend researching what Suspend and Hibernate actually are then decide once you have that knowledge in hand.

    ATM from what I have read is use Hibernate but what happens afer the Recommended option on the M1 which is 5 sec / 2 hr. Does that mean after 2 HRs it completelly kill the comp and it will force reboot anyways when I restart the car?
    No - it will tell it do do what you have it set-up to do.

    If you set windows to go into hiberantion when the power button is hit, it will go into hibernate once the PSU has timed out.

    Do I want to use the smart power option 30 Sec / Never?
    I don't know, do you?

    I'm going to move this thread to a more appropriate forum. This is probably why you never recieved a response in the first place.
    Jan Bennett
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