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Old 03-18-2004, 06:57 AM
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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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Old 03-18-2004, 09:42 AM
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Last I heard, putting a mod chip in an Xbox was illegal.

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Old 03-18-2004, 09:59 AM
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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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Old 03-18-2004, 11:36 AM
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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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Old 03-18-2004, 05:29 PM
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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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Old 03-18-2004, 05:38 PM
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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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Old 03-18-2004, 07:25 PM
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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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Old 03-18-2004, 07:35 PM
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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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Old 03-18-2004, 07:41 PM
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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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Old 03-18-2004, 08:32 PM
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I think you can run Linux on them now... somebody was working on this.

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Old 03-18-2004, 08:38 PM
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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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Old 03-18-2004, 08:47 PM
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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..
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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Old 03-18-2004, 08:55 PM
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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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Old 03-18-2004, 09:14 PM
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cleaver - you just commited an internet crime

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