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I'm a long time reader here and finally pulled the trigger and starting my carputer project for my 4runner; Initially I was specing out all the components for my rig, but It turn out to be a bit over my budget. I was going to buy a used 7" EEE PC, to power the system, but i didn't want to tear down a perfectly working netbook.
After some searching, I have decided to pick up one of these:
It's a plug and play barebone system, plug in my drive, load the os, wire it up and go.
Let the fun begin.... I'll post more progress soon....
I just missed that entire sub forum; I think I was reading w/ one eye.
thank you BUG!
here's a quick run down of the specs on this little box;
Case Extruded Anodized Aluminum measuring: 10" x 9.25" x 3.125"/254mm x 235mm x 80mm more info
Processor: ATOM 330 1.6GHz Dual Core 8 Watt CPU with 1Mb L2 cache 533MHz FSB
Graphics: Intel GMA 950
Audio: Realtek ALC662 High Definition audio codec + Composite/RCA Line Outputs
USB: 6x USB 2.0
LAN: 1x 10/100/1000 Mbps
Rear Panel I/O
2x Ps2 for mouse and keyboard
1x 7 pin S-Video
1x 10/100/1000 LAN
1x RS 232 COM
1x Parallel Port
6x USB 2.0 ports
3x Audio: Line in, Line out, and Mic in
Composite/RCA Line Outputs
Monitoring and Management Power Management (Supports S3 standby)
Fan Speed Control
Wake on USB
Wake on PCI
Wake on LAN
Wake on Keyboard
Wake on Mouse
Memory (Supports up to 2Gb) 1024Mb/1Gb PC5300/667MHz more info
M2-ATX Smart Power Supply: Connects directly to the battery,
Automatic Start-up more info
Built-in Bluetooth-Exclusive Feature Internal V1.1/1.2 Vista Compatible,
one year manufacturer's warranty
The screen I'm using is the DELONG 7", it's not good as the Lilliput one, but it should be enough for me (for now)
i'm using this DeLong ebay 7" LED powered backlid, supposedly using Sharp LCD, it's cheaper than the Lilliput, and the constrast is lower, but I think it'll be sufficient for me, for now.
some of my carputer parts came in this week. here's a peak at the board and the power supply attached. the OS will be loaded on a 16Gb USB flash drive. I will have a 120Gb external usb drive for media storage. It allows me to easily unplug it and take it inside the house to plug it onto my pc to quickly load songs, movies, etc.
So...have you had anything plugged into the ALC662 on board sound card yet? I've got this same rig in my car right now and I'm having a HELL of a time getting that thing to put out.
Nice progress btw! I love the 4Runner...good truck to throw one of these in.
software is POS. I could not for the life of me kill the Realtek installed software, it's keep cutting out due to its auto-detection of headphone port. Hence the reason I went with the Turtle Beach 5.1 USB sound card---it has 3 sets of independent outputs (front, rear, center+sub). it's sounds excellent on my bench test. The out puts are going straight to the amps.
my setup is generic, consists of two amps, one 4-channels, one mono-block to power a sub.
everything is installed in the car now, I 'm just waiting for a harness for the car, and I should be finished this week.
if you're having trouble with signal, i suggest adding a crossover to take the inputs from computer, then the output of the crossover to the amp(s).
like one of these