I just read in Huang's "Hacking the Xbox" a warning that the fanless heatsinks are prone to overheating if operated without the disk drives installed over the motherboard. I was just about to replace my 1.0 GPU heatsink (with the fan) with the later, fanless, one with the idea that I'd reduce the noise. But now I'm having second thoughts, as I will not be replacing the disk drives over the motherboard.
Can anyone offer me some sage advice on whether or not i should keep the 1.0 heatsink?
I may end up shaving ~1" off the top for a slim build. Would this eliminate the potential risk of overheating?
So I bought a cheapmod from ebay to try something different on a 1.6. Soldered in the rebuild board and installed the chip, adding the one wire from the lower LFRAM via to pin 3 on the LPC header. Won't boot from chip, and on top of that, installing the chip causes the LFRAM cut I made to then have continuity thus booting the stock TSOP chip. I would think I screwed something up but I slapped my openxenium chip I have in my parts drawer and it works fine. I've been looking at diagrams for 2 days now and can't figure it out. Does Pin 4 need removed from the pin header I soldered in? I've seen some guides that say Pin 4 can't be installed for this.
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Softmod. 64mb xbox. I originally thought it was cheap component cables. Replaced, didn't work. Thought bad component connectors, switched televisions. Still didn't work.
I haven't found any pattern yet. Has this happened to anyone else? The blockiness/stuttering will start happening in a game or emulator, then keep happening even upon restart on the menu. Any tips? Thanks!
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Board startup date: April 23, 2017 12:45:48