X-ecutor Not 1 Wire!?!?!?
Posted 22 July 2002 - 01:05 PM
e.g. the pcb sits on the motherboard over the points and you solder it direct.
I hope this is just bullshit....cause it would make it a lot harder. A clip of some sort would be better.
anyway...on july 29th we will all find out.
Posted 22 July 2002 - 03:42 PM
i guess some people were deceived, but the x-ecuter were never dishonest about it. 1 solder point was just a dream, and xantium hinted several times that it would require more than one (even though he was only guessing).
Posted 22 July 2002 - 03:58 PM
I guess this makes it clear X-ecuter will not be flash upgradeable.
That's a shame, because it's quite arrogant to think you've unlocked *every* feature at this point.
The 9 point solder-on would indicate it uses the same lpc hack as PC-BioXX, which is flash upgradeable. Maybe I'm being sceptic as I had my PC-BioXX installed last week (in the Netherlands) and am desperately looking for confirmation I made the right choice
Posted 22 July 2002 - 04:16 PM
- Only 1 wire used (but 9 soldering points)
- Easy to install - 5 minutes
My guess is that it's some sort of clip that will screw into the motherboard and you'll have to solder the 9 additional points to secure/connect it. We'll wait and see. Right now I'm also leaning towards the PC-BioXX, since if the level of installation difficulty is comparable, at least I can upload new bioses when future features are discovered.
X-ecuter is being pretty arrogant by claiming they've unlocked EVERY potential feature. Who knows what Xbox online will bring.
Posted 22 July 2002 - 04:23 PM
They dont have the info..
"its incorrect its not flexipcb at all.
Trust me even if you suck at soldering you will be able to install it."
Lik-SANG has posted the wrong info thats there GUESS!
Posted 22 July 2002 - 04:31 PM
|1 wire , but probably still 9 connection points. It's unclear how those other 8 points will be linked. (probably with some kinda addon like for some ps2 mods)|
Yeah, so they're still guessing, but unless you can show some proof otherwise, this is what we know so far.
Posted 22 July 2002 - 04:41 PM
Posted 22 July 2002 - 04:53 PM
Hopefully the X-Ecuter will be able to handle.... I am sticking with X-Ecuter........ Wait ti'll all the specs come out by the end of this week... Later
Posted 22 July 2002 - 05:36 PM
Posted 22 July 2002 - 05:38 PM
So in actuality, despite their flamboyant advertising of "ONLY ONE WIRE TO SOLDER!!!", you have to solder nine points on the PCB, and two points for the wire (one to PCB, one to mobo). Total of 11 points, same as OpenXbox. Maybe I don't get it, but I don't really see how soldering through holes on a chip is easier... Seems like you might might burn some traces on the X-ecuter itself if you're not experienced or careful.
Also, if you ever need to remove it, how would you disconnect the X-ecuter from the mobo? ...Hungry for more info.
Posted 22 July 2002 - 06:03 PM
like I said, I probably have the whole thing wrong
Posted 22 July 2002 - 06:09 PM
But then in the next breath, they rumor that there will be a hardware add-on for additional unspecified features! So basically is this how it's going to work? Solder on an X-ecuter for current features, and then solder additional hardware each time for new features?
Seems like uploading a new bios into something like OpenXbox might be an easier option for those who don't like to solder, especially since X-ecuter is no longer technically as easy as soldering just one wire... Do you agree?
Posted 22 July 2002 - 06:15 PM
Posted 22 July 2002 - 06:16 PM
and by additional stuff, they probably mean programs, or maybe an additional ting would be an easy BIOS FLASH device.
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