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    Exclamation I want to hot up my Xbox....any ideas?

    I've got an Xbox and I want to hot it up. Any suggestions? I think i'm going to chuck in a mod chip, really big and fast hard disk, more RAM, faster CPU..... Is this going to be possible with the Xbox or will games stop working with a faster CPU etc.

    Can I just treat it like a PC and beaf all of it up? Could I chuck in a SCSI card and run a 15,000 RPM hard drive on it......any ideas? I've never opened my Xbox up so I don't know what's in it

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    Last I heard, putting a mod chip in an Xbox was illegal.

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    This all sounds very illegal...however from a tech aspect..a scsi would be too hot, and would cause problems...in something like that only use 5400rpm.

    I encourage you not to mod or make any modifications of microsoft's gaming console.
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    If you buy an xbox, you should be allowed to do whtever you want with it, if the mod chip where just a bios, then that is not iilegal, and I do not believe a mod chip itself is illegal, it is what you do after you have it that is, i.e. playing copied games that you rent for a day from blockbuster


    If you wanted to mod it and just make it into a PC, it is your hardware, do with it what you want, just dont use illegal games.
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    I really think I can do what I want with hardware that I have purchased. I'm not really up to date with modding laws etc.

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    Blue, the 4 articles you posted said nothing about having mod chips illegal. Just the distribution was illegal, and if they were used unlawfully..

    Personally I see nothing wrong with souping it up if you want it to run faster and what not..
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    mod chips are perfectly legal, they just void your warranty.
    There are many forums dedicated to xbox modding, Google is your friend!

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    If I was to (say) double the RAM in my Xbox would it improve anything? All the games for Xbox were designed for the standard amount of RAM installed, would the Xbox simply ignore any extra RAM I installed?

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    I cant really remember the inside of an xbox as i aint seen one for so long, but its not simply a plug in more RAM and play like a PC is - otherwise we would probably all run Xbox's instead of PC's
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    I think you can run Linux on them now... somebody was working on this.

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    Well from what I got from my Xbox TOS which I found in the box, is that even unscrewing the case and removing the cover is voiding your warranty.
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    Originally posted by Trifolic
    Blue, the 4 articles you posted said nothing about having mod chips illegal. Just the distribution was illegal, and if they were used unlawfully..

    Personally I see nothing wrong with souping it up if you want it to run faster and what not..
    With all do respect that is just BS semantics.
    In order for someone to posess one, someone else had to distribute it. By buying one you are participating in an illegal act no matter how you try to sugar coat it.

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    I'm sure that under DMCA, it would be illegal. Lots of stuff including network security appliances are illegal.

    Telling people that you can defeat some CD copy-protection schemes by holding down the shift-key as you insert the CD is apparently illegal.

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    cleaver - you just commited an internet crime
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