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Old 01-13-2007
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My carputer progress...

Made the case yesterday and today, I need to assemble the HD enclosure, and finish the CD enclosure.

Stayed up until 2 am today stripping down WinXP install, iGuidance is on its way...

It's my old celeron 600mhz (800?) computer, 384 of RAM, gonna do 2 256 chips though.

I need to order the screen and adapters for the HD's and CD, buy the USB Wifi, install the software, mount it all up, and be good to go.

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Lookin great, Matt.
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Poser, lol.

If you can get away with using less RAM, do it. It will help your hibernate resume speed. I have a gig in my carpc and will probably be dipping down to 512 or 256MB.

Are you using TinyXP to strip XP down? I found that removing a lot of windows components using a stripping program can make your system very unstable. I'm using just a regular install of XP with SP2 and a few minor tweaks and it runs quickly and very well.

What are you thinking about using for a power supply?
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For stripping it down, I'm using nLite. I took out pretty much everything that wasn't needed, but left the system components inplace. I integrated SP2 into the ISO that nLite put out for me, so It is already installed.

Power supplywise I'm still looking, which I forgot to put in the first post. You said the M2 was junk, so I'm looking into other brands now.

For the touchscreen, I was thinking of going with a Lilliput 629GL-something, we'll see if that happens though.
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Yeah stay away from the M2. My OPUS brand unit was a little bit bigger than the M2, but vastly superior in the performance. Lilliput screens can be bad too, or have a tendency to have bad pixels. Do some reading on MP3car.com and see what you think.

I tried using nLite a few times also. Let me know what your results look like. I could never get my bluetooth or hibernation to work properly when I tried nLite or TinyXP.
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I wanna see your lcd install.

Anyone.
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mine changed because I worried about people stealing it. I'm still trying to come up with something more permanent.
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very cool
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updates?
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and PICTURES!!!!
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I made a bigger case, and ditched the seperate enclosures for the HD's / CD drive. Got an IDE adapter for the HDs, and setup windows on it. The nLite install I put together, didn't work, it wanted the CD key, which I entered a valid one, yet it still wouldn't let me install.

For the next week or so, it's on the back burner, spring break is here, and I left it back in my dorm room.
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Like I said, it's on the back burner for now, I need to get some parts and get some place to actually work on it, so it will probably wait till I'm home in May.
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