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Old 14th January 2006, 15:17   #316
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Yeah i tried the usb convertor thingy on a new gen laptop.It does'nt work with the applications i am working with.

What would be the approx prices of these old laptops.

The apps i/we are working with

1. Dynojet Pwr commander old gen (only serial port direct)
2.Dynojet Pwr commander 03 onwards with usb support. (only usb)
3.Haltech ign sys
4.Accel Stand alone engine management sys.(only runs on 98se)

currently we are using a pc to tune these. But laptop would suit are application better.
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Old 14th January 2006, 15:50   #317
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looks like ur looking to run DOS based solutions , would suggest that u use a mimimum configuration of a celeron or a PIII above 500 MHZ , with windows 98 SE as ur OS , this is the oldest OS that can support USB Port properly ... Pls makes sure that u have excel handy on it ..

For these programming softwares that ur talking about it would be best for the laptop to have both the serial and the USB port .. Else u might run into trouble with port assignment and IRQ conflicts ...

(interesting , nice to see another ECU programmer on board )..

BTW ... cincla , what does ur nick stand for ??? ( .cin , .cla as file extensions and turbo could mean turbo C .. How wild off am i ?? )
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try ebay or some local shops.

and most laps comes with the option wher you can have ity with preloaded winxp or sort.

second hand one would be cheaper and a 10-15k one should make u happpy.
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Old 14th January 2006, 19:01   #319
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thanks for the info. I think i know what to look around for.Any idea where or which shop in bangalore i can start off with.
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(interesting , nice to see another ECU programmer on board )..
BTW ... cincla , what does ur nick stand for ??? ( .cin , .cla as file extensions and turbo could mean turbo C .. How wild off am i ?? )
No i am the type of ecu programmer u think i am. I just hook up these sys on cars/bike tune it and get it running. Why should i BS about what i can't do. I know of some in bangalore who do the whole change of ecu chips and stuff.

And my nick name has got nothing to do with the extension / programing language.
My name comes from a name of a ltalian company in Brugherio.My dad used to supply some machinery parts to them.They make textile machinery.
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Old 15th January 2006, 02:50   #321
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My very serious and frank suggestion.

yonah is beaten in benchmarks by all other cpu;s. Its the testing platform for napa. Wait till intel and amd bring in their real dual core mobile cpus in september.

Dual core cpu until then is not worth. current cpu to buy will be amd turion.
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. current cpu to buy will be amd turion.
YAY! Thats the one i'm getting in that laptop. Excellent.
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Thanks Sam. One day I might need that laptop to run some FEA simulations. :-) LOL
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Old 18th January 2006, 06:04   #324
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YAY! Thats the one i'm getting in that laptop. Excellent.

which laptop are you buying.

For better cpu choices its the HP/compaq and for better prices or better graphics its the Acer.

For the ultimate desktop replacement try this

the 9750 at www.pctorque.com
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ALienware for boutique desktops and sager(pctorque) for boutique laptops.

QOsmio and dell xps range are worth looking at too.
Alienware laptops are not just to flaunt..Having Intel’s latest PCI-Express based 915 chipset as its core foundation, the Alienware Area-51® m7700 is able to support the latest and greatest technology available on the market. From the phenomenal speed of the newest Pentium 4 processor to the astounding performance of the 256MB NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800 ULTRA graphics, this system is a no-holds barred solution for anyone looking for the ultimate in performance
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No i am the type of ecu programmer u think i am. I just hook up these sys on cars/bike tune it and get it running. Why should i BS about what i can't do. I know of some in bangalore who do the whole change of ecu chips and stuff.
Well I know a couple too... hope to be there some day.

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And my nick name has got nothing to do with the extension / programing language.
My name comes from a name of a ltalian company in Brugherio.My dad used to supply some machinery parts to them.They make textile machinery.
Well had guessed that but wasnt sure
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thanks for the info. I think i know what to look around for.Any idea where or which shop in bangalore i can start off with.
you could try either Zenith's/ HP Compaq, they are cheap and serve your purpose. also, you have lot of slots to add whatever you want at a later period...
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Alienware laptops are not just to flaunt..Having Intel’s latest PCI-Express based 915 chipset as its core foundation, the Alienware Area-51® m7700 is able to support the latest and greatest technology available on the market. From the phenomenal speed of the newest Pentium 4 processor to the astounding performance of the 256MB NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800 ULTRA graphics, this system is a no-holds barred solution for anyone looking for the ultimate in performance

I am not talking about the intel laptop from Alienware.


the best gaming cpu-amd FX-60 (dual core amd 5000+ also available)
the best gaming graphics nvidia geforce 7800 256mb(512mb coming soon)
2 gigs of Ram
Sata HDD configs
17Wuxga display
5.1 speaker setup built-in

the chassis are same as 9890.
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You have seen a powerbook G5? I thought the G5 was
only available as a desktop.
My mistake, in my eagerness, I made a boo boo. It is the G4.......
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I think now since apple has Intel processor we can also install windows operating system on it and have dual operating systems. if this works (we can install windows as well on separate partition) I will consider buying apple laptop soon.
Without intel processors also you can use most of MS software like MS office for Mac etc. These are software made for Apple by MS
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