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#1 sini

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Posted 19 January 2008 - 12:42 AM

Hi,

I am currently working on my first mod, and hope to have most of it finished by tomorrow.
I wanted to ask a quick question about wiring cold cathodes. I have read the tutorial (kudos grim), and am quite happy to solder them directly to the 12V on the pcb. However I also have the Talismoon fans which have a standard 4 pin molex connector, with an adaptor.
So technically I could just daisy chain the cathodes, and not bother soldering.
Yes I know MS can see that I am drawing more power from the fan input but surely I will be drawing more power anyway due to the led's on the Talismoon fans?

Any advice would be great.

#2 Jimshady

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Posted 19 January 2008 - 03:22 AM

Your fans need all the juice they can get. You splice the fans with the cathodes and your looking at a dead console. I suggest you solder the wires under the power supply plug.

#3 sini

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Posted 19 January 2008 - 03:25 AM

QUOTE(Jimshady @ Jan 19 2008, 02:58 AM) View Post

Your fans need all the juice they can get. You splice the fans with the cathodes and your looking at a dead console. I suggest you solder the wires under the power supply plug.


Will do, thanks man.

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Posted 19 January 2008 - 07:25 AM

QUOTE(sini @ Jan 18 2008, 07:18 PM) View Post


Yes I know MS can see that I am drawing more power


? does ms even monitor that? that would seem over the top and take too much time and effort to stop modders and such

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Posted 19 January 2008 - 07:29 PM

QUOTE(shimoty @ Jan 19 2008, 07:01 AM) View Post

? does ms even monitor that? that would seem over the top and take too much time and effort to stop modders and such



thats bs

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Posted 19 January 2008 - 07:41 PM

QUOTE(0 Executer 0 @ Jan 19 2008, 02:05 PM) View Post

thats bs


Agreed. Even if MS can see the mod, they focus their man power on banning fw modded drives.

#7 sini

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Posted 20 January 2008 - 03:14 AM

QUOTE(0 Executer 0 @ Jan 19 2008, 07:05 PM) View Post

thats bs


Its not bs, do a quick search and you'll find some threads on it. Yeah I doubt they actively look for such things but the point is they CAN see it. In addition, as was mentioned earlier, its prob not a great idea daisy chaining off the fan power supply.




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