QUOTE(shad0wlink @ Jun 30 2007, 02:47 AM)
Hey I'm new to the whole Xbox mod chipping and stuff like that. I was wondering What would be the best mod chip for me i want to run backups and play Xbox live (Halo 2 FTW). but i also want to get a bigger hard drive (200Gb?). MY friend had one that was mod chipped and it had some kind of switch on it. Is that for turning the Chip off/On? It would also be nice if the mod chip was solder less.
The best modchip for you depends on what your willing to spend on it, in the end they all do basically the same thing its just the more expensive ones have more features. Just remember you get what you pay for.
You cant play your backups online, you can play online only if you turn off the chip. And no that doesnt mean turn on your xbox with the chip on, then loading your game from the hard drive then turning off the chip, as the hacked bios are still loaded.
So never have your chip on when you play XBL
Yes, the external switch is for turning the chip on/off, and switching bios banks and whatnot
And finally, I wouldnt recommend getting a solderless chip. They tend to loose connection and then you have to open the xbox again and reseat the chip again.
Go pick up a 25/30 watt soldering iron from radio shack and some .032 rosin core solder and solder in the chip. Soldering in the chip provides better contact and more stable.
If you dont know how to solder, try getting some old computer or other electronic device and practice soldering on it.