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Old 07-17-2014, 07:57 PM   #21
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Default Re: Original XBOX "mods"

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They aren't guaranteed to draw that much except in the worst case scenario, at their full load.
I understand that, but even if all 3 are at half their rated amperage, that's still over 0.8A. Just seemed low.
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i forgot this post - sorry!

good stuff you can do:

fit an 80mm fan.
lots of work, but lots of airfflow for not much noise.

fit a mod-chip - esential t use a custom bios.
custom bios lets you use custom partition tables, custom led colours and set the boot priorit between different dashboards.
also it includes the reset by controller function.

80way ata66 cable - pretty easy to do.

putting a heatsink on the main chip under the dvd is a good idea.

i'm including a bios editor so you can see the options to play with.
Cool, thanks for the info!
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btw, you maybe want to remove the cpu/gpu heatsinks,
clean the usually pink chewing-gum off with white-spirit and then use arctic-silver.
So the GPU heatsink seemed like it was glued on there. I could not get it off! I didn't want to force it, the board was flexing. The CPU heatsink came off easily. I cleaned off the dry thermal paste, swabbed it with alcohol, and applied some Arctic MX2 on there
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