I'm getting horrible lag spikes that makes the system unplayable.
I bought Mechwarrior. It plays fine off the disc. Zero problems. When I load it onto the HDD it is unplayable. It's the same with any game I load onto the HDD.
Here is an example of the booting sequence into Mechwarrior, both with and without lag.
Lagging boot: https://streamable.com/yohvt8
Normal boot: https://streamable.com/71a6ne
The lag goes on throughout the game, particularly when heavy combat is involved. Halo is even worse. You can see from just the boot logo that the FPS is like 10. Why does this happen?
I even noticed that when shutting the system completely off and powering it back on, the green xbox animation will lag at times. Watch the very end where it begins to stutter. Sometimes, however, it doesn't stutter at all.
I read that the green Xbox animation at the very beginning is algorithmically driven (not off HDD or ROM), so if it is lagging what does that say about the xbox? Is it a cpu/gpu thing?
After spending a few hundred $ getting this system up and running I couldn't be any more disappointed.
Current specs:Xbox 1.62TB Seagate Barracuda: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07H2RR55Q/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
StarTech IDE/SATA adapter: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EOJNGC2/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
24" 40-pin 80-Wire Ribbon Cable: https://www.ebay.com/itm/274553744014
Things I've tried:
New 40 pin cable
New SATA/IDE Adapter
Putting old IDE HDD back in via 40 pin able (works with much less lag, but still noticeable)
I'm at a loss and any/all help would be most welcome.
I'm in the market for a 1.0 motherboard that has had the extra ram up to 128mb chips added, has had all the caps replaced, the clock cap removed, the TSOP write points restored, and CPU thermal paste replaced. Essentially a nicely restored 128mb 1.0 motherboard that won't give me any trouble for!
Optionally it would be nice to have the LPC pin headers installed in the case recovery is needed.
I know there is a lot of time in that request between the caps and the ram, so please name your price. I'm in the US.
I bought an OG xbox and around 10 games. The discs play fine. Upon loading them to my HDD about 5 of them do this weird video flicker thing and are unplayable.
I tried downloading the same 5 off of sites (isos and xbe format) and FTPing them and USBing them via FATXplorer. Nothing I do seems to work.
Does anyone know why this is happening and how to fix it? Thank you.
Board Life Status
Board startup date: April 23, 2017 12:45:48