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    what about if you're in standby?

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    Quote Originally Posted by senseless228
    what about if you're in standby?
    Can't see how it would matter. It's the refreshing of the ram that consumes the power. If you don't refresh, the memory is lost. I'm not as current as I could be these days on PC hardware, but I don't think going into standby has any effect on refresh rates.

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    It doesnt matter if your on standby. Standby is one of two things

    1. Actual standby which stores the current state of the computer onto the system RAM which again requires power to maintain the data. Power is still however not fed to the PCI bus.

    2. Some people confuse standby with hibernation which instead of storing data on RAM it stores the data on your HDD allowing the computer to use no power.

    Just wanted to clear this up for clairity's sake even though its not directly related to the topic.

    To the topic of what if your on standby. Well it doesnt matter RAM always requires the same amount of power to maintain the data regardless of the state of the computer.
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    there would have to be a setup that the ram can be reloaded with an image if the memory is erased...

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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but it gets its power from the PCI bus even when the computer is turned off provided that the motherboard is supplied with juice from the power supply. Here is the math I'm thinking:

    Optima Battery / PCI Card Draw = Time Before Complete Discharge
    55000mAh / 170mA = 323 hours or appx two weeks

    So is it safe to say you can have a week between driving before you have trouble? To bad they don't make a minipci version. I just went for the Aopen Pandora.

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    .....but thats assuming you're drawing only this battery.

    what about ECU, clock, USB devices, car alarm.

    i guess you could always rig the card up with a 4000 mah battery if you really wanted
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    should give you about an extra 14 hours
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    Very true...
    I think its an excellent product ESPECIALLY FOR servers....but for car use
    I think it can tax the car's electrical system....but tahts just me...
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    My desktop PC boots nearly that quickly. But I have four 10,000 RPM Raptor disk drives that are striped and an AMD Athlon 64 3700 processor. My pc probably takes about 15 seconds longer than the one in the vid.
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    LMFAO....well then i guess you dont need it....
    Im happy with my 45 sec boot with a WD caviar HDD and a P4 processor....
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