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    I do use a Dschmit auto-off board right now to...

    I do use a Dschmit auto-off board right now to shut down my PC when my car stops, but that's damned annoying when all I need to do is get gass or something.

    I have tried running the PC off the...
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    Extra power options?

    I'm trying to get some extra power in my car to give me the freedom to let my PC system run for a short while when the car is off. So far, I can only find two options; a second battery or a UPS....
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    You don't really need to work about interference...

    You don't really need to work about interference too much. I've wired power and reset buttons from the back to the front of my car by twisting up a long strand of small gauge, run of the mill wire...
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    Almost sounds too easy. My alternator is 110 amp...

    Almost sounds too easy. My alternator is 110 amp (stock Camero).
    Where would I pick up a strong enough batery isolater (is it a Radio Shack part)?
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    Adding a second battery?

    I'm interested in adding a second battery to my car for running my amp and car PC alone (so it won't kill my car battery to listen when the car is off). I know it's not at easy as just adding...
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    I just have volume control built in to hot keys...

    I just have volume control built in to hot keys on my touchpad...
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    Old news http://www.mp3car.com/ubb/smile.gif...

    Old news http://www.mp3car.com/ubb/smile.gif
    The guys over at [H]ardOCP have been putting that stuff together for a long time. Check out caseetc.com
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    I'm using a Viper II. Dirt cheap, great 2d...

    I'm using a Viper II. Dirt cheap, great 2d performance, and good 3d performance for gaming. I'd grab on to one of those.
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    Hahahahahaha, told you it was a dumb question ...

    Hahahahahaha, told you it was a dumb question http://www.mp3car.com/ubb/smile.gif
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    Dumb Winamp question

    I have a dumb winamp question. Whenever I start a playlist, it starts playing from a random song in the list (like it will start on number 4 instead of 1). Also, when I hit the next track button,...
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    Yup, you need a video card with TV outputs. You...

    Yup, you need a video card with TV outputs. You can find em as cheap as $30 for the Trident, or as high as $500 for a GF2 Ultra http://www.mp3car.com/ubb/smile.gif
    I settled for the $60 Viper II,...
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    dragon: That's definitely ground noise. Gets...

    dragon: That's definitely ground noise. Gets worse when you hit the gas.
    Personally, I'm kinda stumped. The thing is perfect runing in my house off a regualr ac adapter, but has problems in the...
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    The 105 amp in my 95' Camero holds up just fine.

    The 105 amp in my 95' Camero holds up just fine.
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    Not totally sure, but you might want to check...

    Not totally sure, but you might want to check TweakUI 98's boot options. Grab is from tweakfiles.com and check. Either way, TweakUI is a must for a carputer.
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    I've been working with PCs for a long time and I...

    I've been working with PCs for a long time and I would HIGHLY doubt that the inverter is to blame for frying a keyboard controller chip. Between the two computers, did you use any of the same parts?...
  16. Well, I been trying like crazy to get that damn...

    Well, I been trying like crazy to get that damn Powerchute 1.2 to work with the dschmidt board in WinME, but it will not work. I can't find any other software on the net either. It is such a simple...
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    Well, it doesn't pop when windows starts now,...

    Well, it doesn't pop when windows starts now, just on power up. Looks like I'm gonna do some rewiring now http://www.mp3car.com/ubb/smile.gif.
    So I guess I just tap in to one of the 12v cables...
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    I picked up an awesome little thing from ubid.com...

    I picked up an awesome little thing from ubid.com that is perfect for car PC's. It is a touchpad, multimedia hotkey, and numerical pad all in one. It comes with some decent software to control it...
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    Boot up sound pops?

    Anyone know how to get rid of that pop you get if your PC starts up after your amp turns on?
    I get the pop immediatly on PC start and when it starts windows and I'm afraid of the damage it could...
  20. Well, cig lighter does have a built in ground,...

    Well, cig lighter does have a built in ground, but every ground in car is basically the same, so as long as you are positive that the ground you are using now is unpainted, pure car metal, then...
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    Hey blkdragon6, here's some new info. I found...

    Hey blkdragon6, here's some new info. I found this site: http://www.hut.fi/Misc/Electronics/docs/groundloop/video_isolation.html
    The picture they show of the video distortion looks just like the...
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    Ok, I finally finished wiring up my car today and...

    Ok, I finally finished wiring up my car today and the video still is dirty. Is there anyway to clean the ground at all?
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    It's very common to see a case made out of...

    It's very common to see a case made out of plexiglass. No special instructs to go with building one either (in fact, I'm building one right now). I would, however, suggest using Lexon instead of...
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    Of course an LCD with RGB inputs is better for...

    Of course an LCD with RGB inputs is better for running PCs, but the truth is a composite LCD will cost a fraction of the price and can also accept the signal from other video devices (games, VCR,...
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    Just get a sound card with digital spdif outputs...

    Just get a sound card with digital spdif outputs and use a reciever (home or car) with digital coax inputs. Run one cable for 5.1 channel, pure digital sound, ahhhhhhh. Surround sound games never...
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