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    Power supply recommedation

    Which automotive power supply would be the best choice for a pico itx board...
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    M1 atx or m2 atx will work perfectly.
    Pico itx comes with a adapter that converts standard 20 pin atx to the pico itx standard! Thanks ......
    Myself...LOL
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    I wouldn't touch any of the M?-ATX PSU's...

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    why?? Explain...which would be better to use?
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    I had an M2...hooked it up and was doing my install...powered it up, and I get nothing but static from the sound cards and the display is ****ed...
    So I'm thinking somehow I blew the mainboard!!!
    So I miss a day of work and go out looking for a replacement board. Finally find one, and install it into my case...which is water cooled, and a MAJOR PITA to work on...
    Finalize the install, power it up and guess what? Same damn thing!! It wasn't the board, it was the ******* PSU! So I figure, it must not be powerful enough...

    So I order a M4, and put the M2 in the dash to power my screen and hub instead...
    Tear apart the case to install the M4 and guess what??? It wouldn't power my PCI audio cards EITHER!!! again, just static from them, and the touchscreen display was full of 'noise'...
    MP3car wouldn't take the PSU back, and they told me to deal with the manufacturer myself...swell, huh??
    So after a ton of back-and-forth emails, they decide to RMA it...fine, so I ship it out...
    MANY weeks later, (still without a carputer mind you!) I get another M4 delivered...
    Hook it up, plug it in, and it does THE EXACT SAME THING AS THE OLD M4 DID!!!!

    So now, anytime anyone asks me about the M2/M4, I tell them don't waste their time...
    Just buy an Opus and be done with it...

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    Wow I never heard of this at all. Thanks. I will look more into an opus.




    Quote Originally Posted by WuNgUn View Post
    I had an M2...hooked it up and was doing my install...powered it up, and I get nothing but static from the sound cards and the display is ****ed...
    So I'm thinking somehow I blew the mainboard!!!
    So I miss a day of work and go out looking for a replacement board. Finally find one, and install it into my case...which is water cooled, and a MAJOR PITA to work on...
    Finalize the install, power it up and guess what? Same damn thing!! It wasn't the board, it was the ******* PSU! So I figure, it must not be powerful enough...

    So I order a M4, and put the M2 in the dash to power my screen and hub instead...
    Tear apart the case to install the M4 and guess what??? It wouldn't power my PCI audio cards EITHER!!! again, just static from them, and the touchscreen display was full of 'noise'...
    MP3car wouldn't take the PSU back, and they told me to deal with the manufacturer myself...swell, huh??
    So after a ton of back-and-forth emails, they decide to RMA it...fine, so I ship it out...
    MANY weeks later, (still without a carputer mind you!) I get another M4 delivered...
    Hook it up, plug it in, and it does THE EXACT SAME THING AS THE OLD M4 DID!!!!

    So now, anytime anyone asks me about the M2/M4, I tell them don't waste their time...
    Just buy an Opus and be done with it...
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