Shuttle Readies CarPC

"Shuttle last week at CeBIT demonstrated its CarPC system for automotive integration."

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News <script type="text/javascript" src=""></script> Posted 22/03/07
Author: PV5150
Source: DailyTech

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Shuttle last week at CeBIT demonstrated its CarPC system for automotive integration. The upcoming Shuttle CarPC measures in at 11” (D) x 9.1” (W) x 2.8” (H) and designed to withstand the thermals, vibrations and power requirements in an automotive environment.

Shuttle internal testing reveals the CarPC is capable of operating under temperatures of 95 degrees Fahrenheit stably. Under full load, the Shuttle CarPC draws 65-watts of power. The internal hard drive features an anti-vibration design that will absorb up to 2Gs of shock.

Specifications of the Shuttle CarPC are nearly identical to the previously released X200 small form factor system. An Intel Core Duo T2400 paired with the 945GM chipset delivers processing and graphics power. Integrated high-definition audio with one line-output and one S/PDIF are the only audio output sources available on the Shuttle CarPC – separate audio amplifiers are required to output sound to car speakers.

Shuttle does not integrate an optical drive, GPS or wireless Internet in the CarPC; however, customers may add the devices via USB. The system uses a conventional keyboard and mouse as well as a touch-screen display for input.

Shuttle carpc

Shuttle carpc

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22-03-2007, 11:15:09

Atch i think theres still a bubble in my rad. Ive just gotta run it out, rattling the case now n again. :(

23-03-2007, 06:42:47

Hmmm all was good!

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I'm a little bit flaky still on what will cause problems while overclocking this chip.

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23-03-2007, 06:50:53

Every combo of parts is different. While kemp used 1.3, you use 1.4 somone else may need 1.6.

23-03-2007, 07:01:06

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23-03-2007, 07:21:52

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25-03-2007, 14:47:14

best of luck to you :)

26-03-2007, 12:06:02

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27-03-2007, 09:22:04

Mr. Smith
It does the NB and the pci-e - I had mine set to 2.0v on the high clocks, as did Frag...

The graphics card regulates its own voltage so don't worry about frying it.

Have a play with it and see if increasing this gives you stability at higher clocks, it did for me and Frag

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Right, i've currently got it left at 1.5v i shall try pushing it up a bit could be the reason why my card does not seem to be performing well.

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