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Ronau
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higher end motherboard - 2009/08/25 01:40 I have tried unsuccessfully for a couple of years to purchase another 914. So we are going to upgrade the one we have.

We want to integrate AI so we are in need of a faster CPU. I have one of the original 1.3 GHz processors and it could keep up.

I am concerned about the intel D201GLY2A. You can only have 1 GB ram and limited CPUs. I was wondering if there is any reason you can use any mini-ITX board.

I wanted to use the Jetway NF93 Duo mobile mini-ITX motherboard. You can use the intel P8400 duo processor, 2x2.26 GHz, 25 W and 2 DDR2 2 GB memory.

Is there any reason this shouldn't work?
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Re:higher end motherboard - 2009/08/26 11:01 No reason it shouldn't work.

You may have to extend the power switch, HDD LED, etc. wires, depends where those pins are on the new board.

I use the iGoLogic I3899 in my robots. Aside from a couple Windows XP installation quirks, it works great.

IME that second GB of RAM chews up a lot of battery power.
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Re:higher end motherboard - 2009/08/28 00:16 I considered the iGoLogic board but it was more expensive and has only one video output. I have a monitor and and a projector currently hooked up to the robot.

I was concerned about the height of the Jetway board and processor with heat sink. (I guess they call them cpu coolers)

The ram should use 10 - 12 watts per stick when in use. The intel P8400 uses 25 watts. I'm not sure of the motherboards as I was not able to find that info.

I was also concerned about the back panel and cables. I currently have a ribbon connecting to the extra video board for the second vga output. Not sure what I will be getting into with a new motherboard! Thanks for your input. I need to go back and do some more checking.
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