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    I am going to be getting the ms-6215 book pc from Directron in a month or so.
    http://store.yahoo.com/directron/ms6215.html

    I was reading the specs and noticed it said it comes with a 90 watt power supply. 90 watts? Is that enought? In addition to what the barebones book pc has I will add a DVD, 30 gig hard drive, 128mb pc133 ram, GPS, and maybe a video capture card. I dont want to buy this and then realize the ps doesnt put out enough wattage. And I am under the assumption that the book pc uses a non-standard power supply and i cannot replace it with a normal atx style power supply, correct? Thanks guys

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    If my Arise ACE-865v psu rated at 60watt can power up my box with all that gadget i have, i c no reason y that 90watt cant.
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    I have the MSI and I powered with a 30gig HD, 6X DVD ROM, 128MB memory, celery 667mhz, randmcnally GpS that draws from the 5V, 2 60mm high speed fans, one for system and another for CPU, and winTV PCI card
    I am adding a Diammond MX400 sound card soon also.

    Everything works great. I don't use the floppy cuz it's useless in the car. Instead I placed the HD where the floppy is supposed to be and that gives me extra space...Now I have 1 full size PCI slot instead of half size. I can add one of those ATI Radeon all in wonders bc the onboard TV-OUT is REALLy sensitive and burns out very easily if you are not careful. I will be measuring the current draw on the system pretty soon.
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    moahdib> what do you mean with the tv out being really sesitive and can burn out soon ?
    i am thinking of purchasing such a bookpc and it will be a bugger to get one here in the netherlands.
    i just want to make sure the quality is ok.

    how is the tvout btw? is it full screen or does it have black borders ?
    thx for the reply.
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    Well be really careful with the tv out that's all im saying =) I don't know exactly what happened but it stopped working a couple times and I had to get it replaced. I belive it's because of ground issues. Just make sure the ground for both your computer's PSU and the LCD is the same. I advise not to use your cig lighter adapter for the LCD... as it is diff groudn than your computer and it might mess up your tv-out like what happened with mine.
    I forgot to add... the video driver you download is from intel (ntel 850 chipset) and it does overscanning and such.. so you don't get any borders.

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    Originally posted by moahdib:
    <STRONG>I can add one of those ATI Radeon all in wonders bc the onboard TV-OUT is REALLy sensitive and burns out very easily if you are not careful. I will be measuring the current draw on the system pretty soon.</STRONG>
    I heard somewhere that Radeon cards needed a lot of power to run(donīt know how much). They even need a separate power cable connected directly to the card cause the AGP port wasnīt capable of doing it. I donīt know if the VE version (slower) needs less power. If your PSU is capable of running it, great! If not let us know... just a warning...

    [ 08-03-2001: Message edited by: mpt ]
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    Originally posted by mpt:
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    I heard somewhere that Radeon cards needed a lot of power to run. They even need a separate power cable connected directly to the card.
    I donīt know if the VE version (slower) needs much power. If your PSU is capable of running it, great! If not let us know... just a warning...</STRONG>
    Ops! Wrong button... i also agree what this guyīs saying...

    [ 08-03-2001: Message edited by: mpt ]
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    does the dvd work while its on its side ?

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