What Modchip Should I Choose ?
Posted 05 August 2004 - 02:00 AM
Posted 06 August 2004 - 11:58 AM
also, i'm even more unclear on bioses. my friend basically told me to figure out all this and let him know what i find. he's done this with no problems on older xboxes but hasn't really read up on things recently since his has been modded fine and he hasn't had to worry about it. do i need to get the M8 bios ? that's what he told me to find, but also I've read that the M8_16.bin is what I need for 1.6, not M8. maybe someone can give me some clarification. thanks!
Posted 07 August 2004 - 02:35 PM
Posted 09 August 2004 - 06:42 PM
Posted 13 August 2004 - 09:14 PM
There isn't really a "best" chip as regards the average users needs, LCD displays, onboard OS's, USB programmers, 3mb flashes and the like are nifty features, but if all you want to do is boot EvoX or something, they're unneeded. I mean even as far as BIOSes go, your average user is only really gonna need to flash one bios once, and then theres no need to touch it again. If the BIOS lets you do what you want to do, theres no need to reflash unless you need the new features. My advice to the "casual users" in this thread is to just get the chip that suits your budget. Get a solderless one if you dont want to/can't solder, really, they're perfectly fine. A solderless chip will function exactly as a soldered one will. This is assuming of course, that you'll be satisfied with the "basic" functions. If you see yourself getting deeper into the modding scene, you of course might want to invest in a more advanced chip, but for all the people out there whose only wish is to play backups, put in a bigger harddrive or install a dashboard, whatever you choose will be just fine.
As far as solderless chips go:
I have an Xecuter 2.3 Lite+ and I've never had a problem with misalignment. I have no idea what you people must do to dislodge your chips so easily (from stories I've heard), you must put them under piledrivers or something, or throw them off cliffs on a regular basis, cos thats the only thing I can see dislodging my chip at least. I've had my Xbox apart numerous times, taken it on train journeys, car journeys, turned it upside down, shook it, nudged it and actually dropped it once, and the chip is still stuck as solid as the day I put it in.
Posted 17 August 2004 - 08:07 PM
Another question, what does EvoX (or something like that) exactly? Just like a new BIOS or somethin'? Yeah I know need to read the tutorials, but so much of them
Posted 20 August 2004 - 02:59 AM
I just installed a X-2+ in my Xbox. I couldn't get the LED for the dO to light up like the instruction guide I was using said it needed to. I noticed you saying something about rubbing the dO with alcohol, or cleaning the motherboard with alcohol. Might that get my dO to properly connect with the motherboard??
Posted 27 August 2004 - 07:27 PM
Posted 29 August 2004 - 06:42 PM
I'm wondering also what the recommended BIOS is. I think i somewhat understand what a dashboard is and i'll probably go with Evox for that.
Do all modchips allow you to bring things from the computer to your xbox? I really want to just back up my xbox games and run an emulator and stuff like that. will i need to upgrade my hard drive to back up games? and if i do get a bigger hard drive how will i move my saved games to it?
Sorry i have so many questions. If they've been answered before maybe you could just give me a link. Any help would be appreciated.
Posted 02 September 2004 - 05:29 AM
Posted 04 September 2004 - 05:12 AM
Posted 08 September 2004 - 04:32 PM
Posted 08 September 2004 - 04:34 PM
Cheers for any help
Posted 11 September 2004 - 01:59 AM
There's nothing you CAN'T do with a 1.0 that you can do with any other version of the Xbox, in terms of modchips and functionality once it's modded.
Posted 17 September 2004 - 08:26 AM
Also, I'm not planning on connecting my xbox to my PC. I've got a 6yo PC with only one USB port, and no ethernet ports at all. How will I be able to install a bios? Atleast with the old Matrix I could just plug it into the parallel port and flash it that way.
I'd really like to talk to someone who's had a Xenium installed themselves, and had it running for a bit to find out some of the other things I'll need to track down once I get my chip. If anyone's willing to answer a noob's questions in private please PM me.
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