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    Newegg refunded my money, and ordered a diff mobo from mp3car.com...

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    I've been using the M2-ATX for a little over 3 weeks now, and haven't had any problems (yet.) I'm powering a full-size AMD64 3.5Ghz, 512MB DDR2, PNY FX5800 256MB video, 40GB Hard drive, USB Mouse, GPS, 120GB USB Hard Drive and my Motorola V3. Well, the only problem is when I'm not using the AC in the car it shuts down because of the heat, otherwise, no problems whatsoever.

    I had to build my own P4 cable from 2 burned-out PSUs. I'll install a dedicated CPU fan on the M2 as soon as possible. I was going to suggest to use thicker wires on the positive/negative leads.

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    From what I understand, using M1 and M2 with several motherboards, especially EPIA boards can be a hit and miss. I have a V series Via-EPIA in a Morex box that worked nice with the original 60w PSU. Once I upgraded to M1, it would not post any more. Otherwise a great PSU, Andrew (M1 and M2 engineer/desinger/rep whom I personally met) agreed that some boards are not compatable with it due to power timing issue. A resistor fix did not resolve the issue. I upgraded to M2 as I was told it would work. The same problem. So I finally ended up selling my M2 and getting a DSATX and have had no issues since. Now I am using my DSATX in a different carputer set-up, went back to the original 60watt PSU for the EPIA and it is working fine.

    So the bottom line, I am sure M1 and M2 are great PSUs and there are many users out there to testify to that, but the fact is that they will not work with all motherboards out there. Becasue of that, it pays to test as twenty8eight had to do, to make sure compatibility was not an issue.
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    Oh good god, the lawyer who always talk out of his *** is back.

    Been a while eh? what happened to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by twenty8eight View Post
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    Nah dude, he usually keep his mouth shut when he doesnt know much about the subject in fear of looking less superior. If he ever need to BS his way through he google for infos and make himself look like "the expert".

    There are quite a few members in here that are like that, noob basher or whatever they think they are. Unfortunately most of them uses their post count like a top rank prick to bully around new commers, kinda sad really.

    They are very intolerant toward those individual who happen to know less than them. Thats what they do all day, look for others fault, look for less knowledgeable, someone to bash just so they can feel that superiority throught their BS.

    Oh and dont believe that you cant hurt hes feeling, haha thats the biggest BS I ever heard from him. The guy would go so low just for the sake of arguing, sound like a desperate lawyer in a courtroom, desperately wanting to win. If he could throw a chair at you bet he would.

    Now you know whos the guy is >>>

    Hes the biggest prick of the forum, its a common knowledge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crooper View Post
    I'd say it's unlikely that the problem is your power supply -- it just delivers power to your motherboard and sends pulses to your on/off switch. Yes, it's true that the M2 isn't the same quality as an Opus or whatever (as the price reflects), but many people use it successfully (including myself).

    The problems you report don't sound power related at all (especially since it doesn't work with a standard psu either). I'd say either the BIOS got screwed up or maybe you shorted some hardware on the board.

    There are lots of ways of breaking motherboards, via static shocks or handling it incorrectly. I've zapped the BIOS on my desktop Asus board a couple times when changing wires around and stuff, and had to reflash the BIOS from a floppy.

    Maybe in his situation, but in mine it did work just fine with the standard power supply from a desktop while wired up at home. Then in the same day after trying to use the m2atx and then bring it back in the house it didnt work. All in one day so there is no doubt that it was my m2atx.

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    Madd, Zebel, Chris, mchuang...thanks a lot for your comments

    I will post my results here when I get the new
    VIA EPIA SP13000G Mini-ITX Motherboard in...
    Just tracked it and it should get here from Mp3car tomorrow...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris31 View Post
    Oh good god, the lawyer who always talk out of his *** is back.

    Been a while eh? what happened to you?



    Nah dude, he usually keep his mouth shut when he doesnt know much about the subject in fear of looking less superior. If he ever need to BS his way through he google for infos and make himself look like "the expert".

    There are quite a few members in here that are like that, noob basher or whatever they think they are. Unfortunately most of them uses their post count like a top rank prick to bully around new commers, kinda sad really.

    They are very intolerant toward those individual who happen to know less than them. Thats what they do all day, look for others fault, look for less knowledgeable, someone to bash just so they can feel that superiority throught their BS.

    Oh and dont believe that you cant hurt hes feeling, haha thats the biggest BS I ever heard from him. The guy would go so low just for the sake of arguing, sound like a desperate lawyer in a courtroom, desperately wanting to win. If he could throw a chair at you bet he would.

    Now you know whos the guy is >>>

    Hes the biggest prick of the forum, its a common knowledge.
    Been away on a project. But I am back. Just so you know, I couldn't care any less what you think of me.

    Still here, still doing what I want.

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    Another dead motherboard? Seems to be a lot of problems with M/B being powered with the M1/2 ATX that are dying, I've got another one - epia en1200 M2-ATX. Fan runs led lights, no vga, no post seems to me that this problem is becoming very common.

    Has anyone found any answers to this yet?

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