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#1 mrredrocker

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Posted 09 July 2005 - 11:06 PM

I looked through pages for a topic like this, and you can't search for "X3" because it's less than 4 characters. Sorry if it's been asked before, but this should be in a sticky somewhere.

Can someone breakdown the respective advantages and disadvantages of the X3 and X3CE?

#2 basso4735

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Posted 09 July 2005 - 11:10 PM

they are the same chip, basically same features. The x3 CE came after the x3, and added some features with made it easier to install.

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Posted 10 July 2005 - 01:29 AM

QUOTE(basso4735 @ Jul 9 2005, 03:21 PM)
they are the same chip, basically same features. The x3 CE came after the x3, and added some features with made it easier to install.

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Are the added features only for installation convenience, and is that specific to the version of the xBox?

And is there a general opinion regarding whether the X3 CE is worth the extra bucks?

Edited by mrredrocker, 10 July 2005 - 01:29 AM.


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Posted 10 July 2005 - 02:37 AM

if the x3 CE is going to cost you more, buy the x3. there is no reason you should pay more for that. yea, the x3 CE makes installing on a 1.6 xbox a little easier, but not worth extra money.

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Posted 10 July 2005 - 10:10 AM

x2.6

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Posted 10 July 2005 - 03:22 PM

QUOTE(.:Dino:. @ Jul 10 2005, 05:21 AM)
x2.6

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are you dumb? he was asking the difference between the x3 and x3 CE.

#7 Martinchris23

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Posted 10 July 2005 - 03:26 PM

QUOTE(mrredrocker @ Jul 10 2005, 02:40 AM)
Are the added features only for installation convenience, and is that specific to the version of the xBox?

And is there a general opinion regarding whether the X3 CE is worth the extra bucks?

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If you're buying the X3 (not CE) and installing on a pre 1.6 Xbox, remember to either insulate the alt 5v pin on the chip, or desolder it completely.

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Posted 10 July 2005 - 04:53 PM

QUOTE(Martinchris23 @ Jul 10 2005, 07:37 AM)
If you're buying the X3 (not CE) and installing on a pre 1.6 Xbox, remember to either insulate the alt 5v pin on the chip, or desolder it completely.

Martin

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Thank you for that! smile.gif

#9 scabbsss jr

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Posted 10 July 2005 - 05:06 PM

wats the price difference

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Posted 10 July 2005 - 11:07 PM

QUOTE(scabbsss jr @ Jul 10 2005, 09:17 AM)
wats the price difference

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I'm seeing the X3 going for around $40, and I haven't seen an X3 CE for under 50 yet... maybe I'm looking in the wrong spot.

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Posted 11 July 2005 - 04:30 AM

Don't flame me if this is a stupid question, but what does the little wheel do on the X3CE chip that are being shipped now?



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Posted 11 July 2005 - 10:17 AM

adjusts the contrast of the lcd




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