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    Ok. Car is back together, but the HD Radio isn't being found. Ugh. Not exactly sure what is wrong.

    Also, I think I might have some heat issues. A couple of times I've been driving along and the computer locks up. Not bad if I'm listening to Sirius, but if I am listening to an MP3 it is unbearable. Bad thing is it won't shut down, so it is stuck like that for 2 hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JackB View Post
    Ok. Car is back together, but the HD Radio isn't being found. Ugh. Not exactly sure what is wrong.

    Also, I think I might have some heat issues. A couple of times I've been driving along and the computer locks up. Not bad if I'm listening to Sirius, but if I am listening to an MP3 it is unbearable. Bad thing is it won't shut down, so it is stuck like that for 2 hours.

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    Just a guess but I don't see a fan on your CPU or any other way to move air across the heat sink for it
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    Hmm... I think there's one there. There was one there when I built it. I can hear it running when I turn on the machine. I'll have to take a look the next time I pull it out. That is a pain in the butt, let me tell you. That thing has NO room back there. I could use a shoehorn.

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    Ok. Just hard to see in pictures then. Tight space would also cut down on air flow and might cause a overheating problem.
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    Drove to Portland and back this weekend and didn't have any overheating (lockup) issues. That's a good thing.

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    Hey there, awesome install!! Did you have blk02si make that case? I'll be doing a very similar install in my Mustang and ordering the chassis from him. Would you happen to have any additional pictures of the install that you didn't post up?

    Btw, a few co-workers of mine enjoy flipping my screen upside down, sideways etc. I thought they use alt+up/down/left/right. Maybe for future reference, a usb keyboard could solve the issue? I doubt it would be this simple though

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    Yeah. Blk02si's case worked really well. I have a few more pictures, but I used the best ones here.

    I have no idea what your coworkers are doing to your machine. I use a wireless keyboard. Works perfectly.

    I got to show a friend Donkey Kong on the computer so he could play while I drove. That, in itself, is worth the install.

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    N64 emulators! That would work PERFECT on a carPC!
    Thanks for the quick reply. Do you remember the height/width of the dash opening? I'm curious how that matches up to my vehicle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JackB View Post
    Yeah. Blk02si's case worked really well. I have a few more pictures, but I used the best ones here.
    Is that a standard Mini-ITX mobo? Did you end up hacking up the car behind your case? You said earlier you had less than 6" so I'm curious how you ended up getting the case/itx board in there

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    Yeah. I cut. I have pictures. They're on my phone. I'll up 'em later.

    So, if you look at the picture in post three, I cut out everything in the top three inches or so. Looking at the pictures in #41 you can see that the motherboard overhangs on just the top part, so it fits in nicely. It extends about a half an inch past the back plastic. Luckily there was a bit more space behind it or else the VGA connector and the like wouldn't have fitted.

    I also layed out the components in the case so that the montor cable would come out of the hole on the lower left side (Post #2 photo, again).

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