Can I use MK808 / MK809 as a 'casual' PC?

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Can I use MK808 / MK809 as a 'casual' PC?

Postby androidnoob » Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:51 pm

Can I use MK808 / MK809 as a 'casual' PC? For example, can I hook it up to a 19" monitor with HDMI, and hook up my PC mouse and keyword on it?

If so, will it be able to detect my keyboard and mouse without me installing driver and all those crap? Thanks!

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Re: Can I use MK808 / MK809 as a 'casual' PC?

Postby xboxhacker » Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:30 pm

Your could use it as a light surfing or email client. Most USB keyboard mice combos should be supported. I have tried several with success.

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Re: Can I use MK808 / MK809 as a 'casual' PC?

Postby trssho91 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:43 pm

I do exactly that with my MK808 - its my casual PC. I have it connected with my 21in lcd monitor by using a HDMI->DVI converter. I have it setup with a dvi kvm switch to my i5 gaming system and it works perfect, even with my Logitech G105 keyboard and G500 mouse. All the basic functions work - normal 104 keyboard keys, mouse backup/forward buttons with the on the fly dpi changes, scroll wheel, etc. I also use a powered USB hub to power my ecity usb sound card (since my PC uses PC speakers) and my usb ethernet card. I use finless rom 1.6 with 2dark4u kernel and its plenty stable for me. If I can recommend - upgrade your heatsink if your going to use it for that. You are not going to be happy with 1008MHz and I can accept 1.4GHz but love 1.6GHz using setcpu to overclock. I added the heatsink with a old motherboard northbridge heatsink and it doesn't even get warm. If you are afraid to damage your unit but prying the old heatsink off, you could always add the new heatsink by placing some thermal compound in the middle and epoxy in the corners. It won't be as efficient, but it would be acceptable. I actually mounted mine in a old network switch case to protect it and make it pretty.

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Re: Can I use MK808 / MK809 as a 'casual' PC?

Postby trssho91 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:45 pm

Here is mine. Ignore the prototype label, I used the case for something else before this.

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