Xbox Freezes (randomly)
Posted 06 August 2004 - 10:11 PM
I upgraded the xbox of a friend (which first was modded with an Alladin, and now X 2.3b Lite) with a 120gb Maxtor HD 8mb cache 7200 rpm...
During the installation, weird things happened.. "Weird?" I hear you say, yes, weird!
Weird being: after I put my custom evox install disc in the drive, and formatted the damn thing (and installed evox), I restarted the box and I saw the screen of my evox install disc again *while i the disc in my hand*.... I restarted again, same thing :S... (I use this disc on my mods all the time, no prob...)
To make a long story short:
I reinstalled, everything *seemed* to work, and now my friend comes back with the message that his box freezes or quits back to the dashboard when it playes a game (during, not while starting)...
I installed a new chip (Xecuter 2.3b Lite) and the thing still happens.
I searched a little on the subject and found that I should reformat the HD.
Anybody have any suggestions for a other course of action?
(and could someone please explain the freak Evox install cd thing??)
Thanks in advance.
Posted 07 August 2004 - 11:58 AM
Installed a new HD, NOTHING
Could someone Please help me???
Posted 07 August 2004 - 08:42 PM
Posted 07 August 2004 - 10:37 PM
This xbox, when turned on, reached a temp of 59o Celcius (CPU) and 51o Celcius (MB). This temp would be reached, ten minutes aftes playing with a game or after a freeze/frag. I performed the 12v mod, and now the fragging has lessened considerably.
But my q being:
How could these temps (59o/51o) affect the xbox? Would the Hd have a max operating temp?
Maxtor 120gb, 7200rpm 8mb Cache
(second HD tested, but one used is above):
Samsung 160gb, 7200rpm 8mb Cache
Posted 10 August 2004 - 10:12 PM
Interesting: let the xbox run with the lid off...... When it froze I laid my finger on the HD to feel how warm it was: I almost burned myself!
Xbox V1.0, HD specs above.
Could this be the first documented HD temperature prob?
Posted 10 August 2004 - 10:13 PM
|QUOTE (SpudGunMan @ Aug 7 2004, 09:45 PM)|
|tend to blame ghost hardware. just like a computer ... memory/cpu/bus issues. can you put it back to stock and still have the issues?|
No, when the stock is back in, it functions properly.
But when I put any HD in that is bigger than the stock (only tried 120gb, and 160gb), the thing freezes.
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