Short story, old 360 started having artifact issues after just minutes of play. Totally disassemble, reapplied heat sinks with artic silver... no worse but no better. Went and got a new core system for 199 after rebate.
Ok, here is the scenario and questions where I need answers/advice.
New XBOX came with Hitachi... haven't cracked it open but with a MFR date of late Sept, it is probably an 0078.
My old 360 has a hacked Samsung ms25.
Where to go from here.... (yes I did an abundance of searching and reading however i didn't get clear answers so don't flame... I already wasted days trying to fix the old one.
1) Can I get the old ms25 to work in this box? And if so is there any benefit since I will have to get Slax 2.0, and toolbox working anyway in order to extract the firmware and keys (at which point I can just patch the Hitachi). The only benefit is being able to run the ms25 with firmwares that are a little more feature rich for the Samsungs. The other side is to keep the Hitachi and sell the ms25 which get decent dollars on Ebay to help recoup my loss.
2) I know I can flash a ms25 with my Via K8T800 Pro, VT8237 chipset using MTKFlash. However, I don't know my luck with the Slax 2.0 and 360toolbox. Unfortunately, I have Vista installed on this machine and I have not seen any report of flashing an 0078 with Vista. Has anyone done it successfully? If not, I can always install XP on a second partition and dual boot.
Thoughts, suggestions welcome.
Flames... well, you know where you can go.