So small update messing with my software. My case is officially built, although I now have to make room for my video card and mount the hdd securely.
The moca-ar mobo I chose for this build is, well a nightmare I read about what I thought was all of the quirks Id run into. Theres more. Evidently you can boot off of a usb cd rom drive and get into windows set-up but cannot successfully go through it. Thanks to my trusted old ide cd drive windows is up and running.
Another thing it does not support 800x480. I have a ATi x1300 pro to help me fix that tho. 11 dollars and 30w power consumption. Im just going to be using the svideo port to drive 2 8 inch screens.
The heatsink I made out of an old slot 1 pentium 2 heatsink is no where near adequate surprise! It idles at 55c in the bios! I have a copper socket 370/a 1u server heatsink coming with a nicer 25 cfm 60mm fan designed to cool up to a 96 watt athlon or 65 watt p3 or celery didnt understand that one. The t7200 is supposed to produce 56 watts thermal energy so we should be fine here. Not asking for miracles here, but temps under 40 at idle would be great in a room temperature room. I need this thing to be reliable in a car year round. Also using two 80mm intake fan on the case (left overs) and allowing the air to escape just past the mobo through a passive vent. This managed to cool the chipset down ALOT!!!!!
For software Im running into a few conflicts. I really really wanna use freeICE, I like the interface alot more. However I cannot get sygic to function reliably with it and iguidance is not seamless in it. Not to mention i cannot get the silabs radio to work in it. I can get the RDS info with the audio disabled, but with the audio enabled the radio disappears.
Ive got riderunner functioning with iguidance and a bu-353, my ADS instant fm, dvd drive etc
Now for the part I need help with. I would really like to integrate my reverse cam into this. I am using a usb dvr attachment for the video source. I am wondering if there is any way to activate the camera when i put it into reverse?
Also I need to be able to activate it as I cannot use my stereo and mirror reliably at the same time. As soon as the bass hits my mirror points to the floor.