Place Holder - The Issue Log
Issue #1: I purchased a mo-co-so case, however I was unable to fit the planned OCZ HPC Reaper DDR2 memory modules into the case. These puppies are just too tall!
Resolved: Put the HPC Reaper memory modules into my desktop to bring it back up to 8GB.
Issue #2: I purchased a mo-co-so case, however I was unable to find a decent heat sink to fit the case.
Resolved: Purchased the Silverstone Sugo mini-ITX Case
Issue #3: I had originally installed a 125W AMD Phenom X4 9850BE Quad core CPU, however this puppy ran really hot on my afternoon commutes after a long day of sitting in direct sun light. Core temperatures ran into the mid 60C's when I decided to just turned it off.
Resolved: My father was building a new computer, so I had him purchase me the AMD X2 7850 Black Edition CPU, and trade him the used Phenom.
Issue #4: Nowhere to mount the monitor! The one place I can mount it, it leans forward causing the adhesive to unstick and the monitor to fall forward...
Resolved: I hacked a really nasty looking rig that adds pressure to the mount from the windshield. It's not pretty, but it works.
Issue #5: Sleep issues with the Zotac board. So aparantly my zotac board won't wake up from sleep mode correctly with windows x64.
Resolved: For the time being, I reverted to Windows 7 x86 edition. This bandaid'ed the issue.
Issue #6: Deluo GPS went out... Wow the battery just started growing and I think it'll explode sometime soon if I keep it in here.
Resolved: I replaced it with a nice QStarz BT-q890 MTX receiver. It listens on blueooth and works over usb, so I can have 2 comm ports to it without using a software com port multiplexer.
Issue #7: So my factory battery has got to be replaced in my car. It's just not going to cut it with the amount of power I'm drawing.
Resolved: Replaced with deep-discharging battery.
Issue #3b: CPU Scaling isn't working on this board.
Attempt: Purchase AM3 Athlon X2 250 3.0Ghz to see if it works. Benefits to this include lower TDP (65W vs 95W) as well as AM3 support for future update.
Resolved: Eventually resolved when upgraded motherboard to the asus.
Issue #5b: Attempting to see if Zotac ever came up with a solution to sleep/resume in windows 7 x64, reinstalled x64 windows (Would like to eventually upgrade to 8Gb). No, no updates fixed it. Still refused to resume from sleep.
Resolved: Began looking for upgrade to carPC (Plan to move the zotac components inside for home theater use.) Purchased an Asus M4A88T-I Deluxe AM3 HDMI/DVI board, reusing the AM3 Athlon X2
Issue #5c: The asus successfully resumes from sleep, however the monitor never gets a 'wake up' signal from the motherboard. The computer is on (music playing, remote desktop works) but monitor claims no input on the hdmi.
Attempt: power cycle the monitor a couple of times. Result: Didn't fix it.
Resolved: Updated BIOS to 0501.