QUOTE(J_A_C_K @ Mar 11 2005, 07:56 PM)
I just bought a premod xbox with a chip and 120GB Hd installed. I tried to get some info on what chip they used but I got the "someone else did it, donno what chip it is"- message.
So Ive searched the net for days and I think it an old type of Matrix, but not sure.
So here goes:
Anyone recognise this chip (what a mess) ?
Any Info apreciated
yes it is a cheap mod as LepPpeR said. These chip are mostly based on an SST chip and are unfortunately very old hat now. Whoever supplied this to you needs shooting because at this moment in xbox modding anything less than an X2 is really a waste of time. Do you know what bios the chip has come with? will probably need a bios update - but i have never actually played with one of these so I will only be able to offer so much advice on this.
if you are concerned about functionality you would probably be best to get a modern chip, could even get a solderless adapter - but saying that if it does everything you need it too then just sit tight. Looks a bit fragile though. Not even very good soldering by the look of it - lasy git did not even use a pin header.
keep asking though - im sure lots of people will be happy to help
have a good weekend mate