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Old 3rd January 2010, 17:36   #76
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Are you getting a GPS receiver too?
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Old 5th January 2010, 00:28   #77
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I already have one bluetooth GPS. I need to buy a reverse camera though...
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Old 5th January 2010, 02:36   #78
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Any ideas on what the best place to pick up an Intel C2D Processor from in Bangalore?
I am looking at E7400 / E8400.
Try Ankit infotech on S.P Road. I buy my computer spares from there.
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Old 11th January 2010, 23:18   #79
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Intel has launched new 32nm 2010 Processor series. Is there anything decent for a car computer which will fit LG775 Socket?
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Nope. The only 32nm chip Intel has released so far is the i3/i5 using Arrandale. The octa core i9 is also coming on the process. The LGA775 socket is/will soon be EOLed.
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Old 26th January 2010, 00:43   #81
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I would like to know what is the most popular options for navigation - software and maps?

What is important is
1. Ability to cache maps
2. Maps view (not satelite view)
3. fast refresh rate with GPS
4. free is preferred - maps like google and yahoo are free and more recent than the paid ones like satnav etc

Driving directions (turn by turn navigation instructions) are no so important as I do not believe they can be computed accurately in India (obsolete maps, and ever changing one ways in bangalore).



So far I connected my GPS with my laptop and was successfully able to navigate using google earth. I used 2 options faced issues with both
1. Google earth - issues here are
a) only satalite view and no maps view
b) maps do not rotate as the car changes direction
c) it works for sometime and then stops working
d) Number of track points visible and refresh latency is directly linked

2. Goops - I liked to auto rotate feature, but not too happy about auto zoom (cant turn it off in free version). But it is more stable than google earth GPS tracker and my current choice. Issues with this are
a) Again no maps view only satalite view of google earth
b) Auto zoom is an irritant

Having Google maps view in google earth would be an ideal scenario, is it possible?
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Old 17th May 2010, 20:08   #82
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Here are pictures of the hardware components. The PC is set and running (at home for now).
OS: Windows XP
Frontend: Centrafuse 2.x
Network - Wi Fi

Next step - buy audio tuning software (thinking of VAC, Console / Audio Mulch, + some plugins)
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Which sound card is this?
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Old 18th May 2010, 00:51   #84
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The best half profile one -> Asus DX
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What is that thing that looks like a 3-position switch in the foreground of the cabinet pic?
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Old 18th May 2010, 13:57   #86
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It is a case to hold Optical disc drive, 3.5"HDD and 2.5" HDD.
The switch you are talking about is a button for locking mechanism which can be used to secure above without using any tools (even a screwdriver).
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nice. more detials on the mother borad please.
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Zotec GeForce 9300 ITX*
Wonderful integrated graphics processor
An LGA775 socket capable of supporting quad-core processors, Up to 1333MHz Front Side Bus
Standard 24-pin ATX power supply unit
Integrated wireless internet
Integrated audio
An HDMI output
PCI Express slot running at full 16x speed

Full review - Zotac's GeForce 9300-ITX WiFi motherboard - The Tech Report - Page 1
Zotac GeForce 9300-ITX WiFi Review - Motherboard Reviews - TrustedReviews


Consumes about 58W in ideal and 106 W under full load conditions (With Intel Xeon X3320 Processor Quad core, 95W TDP). Ideal power is double that of an Atom based system, but Zotec performance is easily more than twice.

Each DIMM slot gets its own memory channel, too, so you'll want to run modules in pairs for optimal performance.
The board also has two SATA RAID ports, given the lack of IDE connectivity, most folks will probably use the second port for an optical drive rather than a second hard drive.

The GeForce 9300's integrated GPU may be able to handle the latest games at low resolutions and detail levels, but serious or even regular gamers are better off with discrete graphics cards. The GeForce 9300 may be the fastest integrated graphics chipset around, but we still had to lower resolutions and in-game detail levels for most titles to get frame rates that we'd consider smooth and playable.
The Wi-Fi card does eat an onboard USB header, but that still leaves two free headers for a total of four extra ports, in addition to the six in the rear cluster.

You don't get Firewire, but video output is offered in VGA, DVI, and HDMI flavors
Users can adjust the amount of system memory dedicated to the onboard GPU between 16 and 512MB. It's also possible to raise or lower the clock speed of the graphics core and CUDA processors.

Advance Path Memory controller of Nvidia provides healthy improvement in memory access latency, anda boost in peak memory bandwidth

Uncompressed 8-channel LPCM audio through the HDMI port
OR audio thru two digital S/PDIF outputs or the trio of analog jacks
Audio ports are backed by a 6-channel Realtek ALC662 codec that looks a little pedestrian in light of the board's fancy HDMI audio output capabilities. I'd prefer to see the ALC889A instead, if only because it supports real-time Dolby Digital Live and DTS encoding,

9300-ITX's BIOS has a decent array of tweaking and over-clocking options
A passive temperature control can be set between 50 and 65C in 5 increments, governing the temperature at which the processor fan spins up
The "MCP fan control" offers values between 0 and 15 that control the speed of fans hooked up to the board's secondary fan header

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The Specs are really good.
No,w how much you spent on it, + the processor?
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Oh it is excellent MObo, I bought it an year back for about $150. The main advantage is that it can do 3 different videos to 3 different monitors - so I can watch GPS, my wife can watch a movie and my kids can play (simple) games all at the same time while on a long drive

Processor is Intel E7500 - bought it recently from Jayanagar for 5.5 k INR

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