View Poll Results: How long did/has your Car PC lasted in the car environment before failure?

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  • < 6 months

    22 28.21%
  • 6-12 months

    7 8.97%
  • 1 - 1 1/2 years

    4 5.13%
  • 1 1/2 - 2 years

    11 14.10%
  • 2 - 2 1/2 years

    11 14.10%
  • 2 1/2 - 3 years

    5 6.41%
  • 3 - 3 1/2 years

    3 3.85%
  • 3 1/2 - 4 years

    2 2.56%
  • 4 - 4 1/2 years

    1 1.28%
  • > 4 1/2 years

    12 15.38%
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Thread: Poll: How long has your car PC lasted?

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    Poll: How long before you car PC FAILED?

    I got this idea from a posting in the FAQ Emporium suggesting that we find out who has the longest lasting car PC.

    The question is: How long has/did your car PC last? This can be your current installation, or a past installation. If you removed your old installation before it failed, it doesn't count. We're interested in systems that expired due to failure while in the car environment.

    Vote ONLY if you car PC has FAILED. If it is working, don't vote.
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    I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
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    over 2 years now, all on the same hardware. No changes made.
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    Please post on the forums! Chances are, someone else has or will have the same questions as you!

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    This information, will take our "Hobby" into a "Product".

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    Where would we be as consumers if we tried to keep every hobby as just that? A hobby?

    Where would car audio be?

    Where would fast cars be?

    Where would home theater be?

    Where would better gaming rigs, better console systems, etc. be?
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    6 years on my previous setup, but I killed it in the house flashing the bios, so in reality it would have lived on for longer.
    Old Systems retired due to new car
    New system at design/prototype stage on BeagleBoard.

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    Wheres the not failed yet button ?

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    the biggest problem with this poll is that the guys who haven't had much longevity will be reluctant to participate, while the guys with longevity will go out of there way to participate, giving skewed results...

    just stating the obvious, not that theres anything wrong with this poll at all....

    I voted 2.5-3, even though I have one that's sitting in a garage still functional from over 10 years ago, but it's been sitting for like 8 years, so that don't really count

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbocad6 View Post
    the biggest problem with this poll is that the guys who haven't had much longevity will be reluctant to participate, while the guys with longevity will go out of there way to participate, giving skewed results...

    just stating the obvious, not that theres anything wrong with this poll at all....

    I voted 2.5-3, even though I have one that's sitting in a garage still functional from over 10 years ago, but it's been sitting for like 8 years, so that don't really count
    He does have a point....



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    Quote Originally Posted by ccsnet View Post
    Wheres the not failed yet button ?

    Terran
    This poll is for people who have had systems fail. Pretty much everyone with a working car PC has a system that hasn't failed yet

    @turbocad - why do you think people with short-lived systems would hesitate to post it? Not that this is a scientific poll by any stretch of the imagination!
    Quote Originally Posted by ghettocruzer View Post
    I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
    Want to:
    -Find out about the new iBug iPad install?
    -Find out about carPC's in just 5 minutes? View the Car PC 101 video

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