Scion xA/xB 1st-Gen ICE & Interior In-car entertainment and electronics...

Whats the Ideal - Best Carputer Specs (Cpu,Mem,etc )???

Old 01-25-2007, 12:58 AM
5 Year Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Long Island NY
Posts: 37
Default Whats the Ideal - Best Carputer Specs (Cpu,Mem,etc )???

Im still a Newbie and Ive been reading around, Can anyone recomend the best Carputer Spec in relation to Proccesor, Mem Ram, Sound, Video, etc. I was told that Mid level pcs are actually better than the newer ones when it comes to carputers. My main concern is FAST start up time and speed and be able to use Multimedia applications and GPS.

This is the PC that I'm planning on using...

Dell Pentium 4 - 2.26ghz Mem-1gb 200gb Hard Drive
pjloppez is offline  
Old 01-25-2007, 02:53 PM
Senior Member
10 Year Member
5 Year Member
SL Member

midtowndesi's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Cupertino, CA
Posts: 2,166

Sup dude, I'm your neighbor from manhattan ;]

The specs you mentioned are pretty decent - taht is definitely enough for the things you mentioned -multimedia, playing dvds/movies, etc.

Check out the link in my sig to see my "computer" setup in my xB... I am using a Lenovo x41 tablet that has: 1.5ghz centrino processor, 1 gig ram, 60 gig disk. The p4 you have will blow my setup out of the water by far.

With your specs, to get the best boot up time, you should tweak and shrink your windows installation. remove all unnecessary files, uninstall all unnecessary services/software, etc. you will notice a huge improvement in bootup once you do this. look around on the internet for windows "shrinknig" sites that will show you how to make your setup boot faster.

good luck,
- sh00k
midtowndesi is offline  
Old 01-25-2007, 03:26 PM
Senior Member
10 Year Member
5 Year Member

SL Member

UV7's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: ...Lost Somewhere in Time
Posts: 1,100

...or skip Windows alltogether and go Linux. May I recommend Suse 10?
UV7 is offline  
Old 01-27-2007, 05:33 PM
Junior Member
5 Year Member
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Los Angeles, Ca
Posts: 15

eh, myself I'm either a Debian or Gentoo guy, but I think we need to look at his applications.

If he wants to do nav, then what Nix app would he be able to use to do it? I think for most people, windows is the right choice for using off the shelf applications.

I want to do wardriving, so nix is a smart choice (I'll be making XUL enabled web interfaces for everything and then just skin firefox and have it hit localhost for running all my wardriving, then tie into the google maps api for mapping. Still haven't started writing any of this yet though)

jbarros is offline  
Old 01-29-2007, 07:54 PM
Senior Member
10 Year Member
5 Year Member
Strictly Scionized
SL Member
kzhorse's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Dundalk,Maryland
Posts: 606

I have a guestion for anybody that can help.
I have a PCM-5825 I know it is slow dont laugh Is there anything out there that will let me run the video to my monitor Composite (RCA) inputs from the VGA output from the computer?I tried a VGA to Composite spliter the bios will not support doing it this way.
Is there a cheap easy way to do this?
I already have a TV/DVD player but would like to have the internet if I need it without having to carry my laptop with me.

kzhorse is offline  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
Off-topic Cafe
09-30-2015 01:42 PM
Regional - Northeast
09-30-2015 01:41 PM
PPC: Engine / Drivetrain
09-23-2015 08:32 PM
Scion FR-S Owner's Lounge
09-10-2015 08:33 AM

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Whats the Ideal - Best Carputer Specs (Cpu,Mem,etc )???

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.