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Can An European Psu For 1.0 Xbox Be Used?


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#1 EnderW

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Posted 23 September 2004 - 07:16 PM

Hi,

I am buying an used 1.0 NTSC mobo, to put in my 1.6 Xbox. It will come with connectors, but I need a new PSU. So what I am wondering is whether I can use a european PSU on a NTSC motherboard? I don't want to be stuck with a PSU and a mobo not compatible with eachother, so please don't answer unless you have a clue wink.gif

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#2 Sord_Fish

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Posted 23 September 2004 - 10:08 PM

1.0 - 1.1 only, the only difference is you will need a 110v - 220v step up adapter as USA power is only 110v. it would be better to just get a 110v psu.

also i thought that 1.6 case was a different layout so an older board wont fit?

Edited by Sord_Fish, 23 September 2004 - 10:11 PM.


#3 thedustycelt

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Posted 23 September 2004 - 10:09 PM

As long as it is a 1.0 or 1.1 power supply, you can use it regardless of wether it is US or European. The kicker is though that european power supplys need 240V not 120V like the US supplies...

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Posted 24 September 2004 - 01:05 AM

I have swapped five PSU for people so far. All the PSU had the same number of wires. Simply unsolder the ATX plug or AT plug from the PSU you already have and install in the donor PSU. Job done.

#5 ddkore

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Posted 24 September 2004 - 03:02 AM

I thought the standby voltage on the 1.6 psu was different. 1.0-1.5 had 3.3v, 1.6 had 5v standby. I've never seen anybody confirm that. xecuter was going to release some information, but as is often the case with them, soon ends up being 6 month later. anybody out there know for sure? If it is 5v standby, can ATX PSU be adapted easily now?

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Posted 24 September 2004 - 12:16 PM

Thanks for all replys!

But magically I got my Xbox working again so no new mobo is needed...solder splash on RAM rolleyes.gif

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Posted 24 September 2004 - 12:29 PM

I think you are right about the 5v standby. New chips now have this point eg. X2.6 and SmartXX. Some PSUs also have more wires than previous versions. There is a conversion chart somewhere for that type but as to whether a conversion to v1.6 is possible - unknown.

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Posted 24 September 2004 - 05:17 PM

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I think you are right about the 5v standby


You are correct. The 1.6 powersupply uses a 5volt signal and dosn't even have 3.3Volt available.




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