Still confused on DC/DC, Shutdown controllers, and STR... couple Qs please.
Ok I have been reading on here about shutdown controllers, DC>DC power supplies etc... I know exactly what I want my car/pc to do so I figured I would mention it on here and see what you all think would be my best options... because this is still a little confusing to me as I have never put a pc in a car, and I dont want to do it "half ***"
First of all, I am looking at the 250watt Keypower DC>DC PSU... My pc will basically consist of a 1ghz AMD, 256mb mem (or 512), GeForce2 GTS 64mb, SbLive, SCSI adapter/Plextor SCSI burner, 80 or 120gb HD, etc... basically close to the limit of the PSU, I know it will be enough though because I run 5hds on a 300watt w/ AMD and all that stuff inside plus a 2nd burner...
This is what I want!
I want a shutdown controller that will NOT shut down the pc, I need something that will trigger STR (suspend to ram), I read up on these shutdown controllers and I never see any specific stuff about STR or making it work with them... I know people do it but I havent seen its specifically explained EXACTLY how to do it automatically... I want my car to STR when the ignition is off, I want it to stay "on, but suspended" THE WHOLE TIME until I start the car (unless I power it off manually)... I dont want to have it boot up everytime the car comes on!
Most of these Shutdown controllers seem to have some 20 minute window or something where (by how im reading it) it will shut down no matter what after that point, I dont want that I want it to suspend... am I just confused here or what?
tell me EXACTLY what I should buy to get it to do exactly what I want it to do, because im not getting anywhere on my own really... I just want my pc to come back to life... same applications open, same mp3 playing, in under 10 seconds from when the car starts... less if possible.
Thanks a lot, sorry about the long message I really appreciate the help though.