Received Matrix Xbox mod

Mr.D

Distinguished Member
Will install tomorrow along with 120GB HD upgrade.
Should make life interesting. Maybe get tekki before christmas!
 

lechacal

Novice Member
Are you are there's any point in a drive upgrade? I read that MS had started using slightly larger drives than were fitted to the original machines (due to better supply), but the Xbox OS will not take advantage of any extra capacity (over that of the original drive).
 

Mr.D

Distinguished Member
Nope with the right mod ; you can rip games and dvds to the hardrive. Speeds up loading times. The Xbox will not recognise a partition greater than 133GB so going greater than 120GB doesn't make much sense. You can also get mame on it with 1500 arcade games!

Have two mates who've already done theirs and it works just fine.
Having trouble sourcing a 120GB 5400rpm HD at short notice: might make do with an 80GB.
 

Mr.D

Distinguished Member
Heh heh! works a treat. Huge fun as the modified diagnostic shows up 113GB of free disc space and the Xbox logo is now orange just to show its worked. ( might try the blue one)

Pretty easy to install. Had to buy some torx drivers and I had to hunt around a bit for the 120GB drive . Now I need to get my head round all the software side of things.

cool
 
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NeoBlade

Guest
There are so many mods you can do to the Xbox that the mind boggles. For me I'm holding out for the X-Ecuter II chip which should be out within 2 weeks. Once I have that I'll change the original ata/33 cable to an ata/100 to speed things up and change the 8gig HDD (some models have 10gig).

Then comes the fun part... MAME, DVD-X and Linux awaits...
 

gizlaroc

Distinguished Member
ahhh mod chips, once you start with the xbox all you will do is send games to the drive and never actually play the thing.

I know ;)
 
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NeoBlade

Guest
Same here but the debate about how legal MAME ROMs will go on forever I'm sure. As for now though I'm waiting for my Tekki to arrive >_< Its taking its time...
 

Mr.D

Distinguished Member
Tekki??!!

Where from ? I want this as xmas pressie.. thought about waiting for steel battalions but not sure it will be out soon enough.
 
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NeoBlade

Guest
Try goblindirect.com they have Tekki but their release date is a week later than its launch (19th Nov) probably due to stock issues. Prices vary online though so be sure to surf the net before buying.
 

Mr.D

Distinguished Member
Cool thanks for the info on tekki.

Been playing with the modded xbox tonight : works brilliantly : games copied to thte hardrive load about twice as fast if not faster ( improvement to Halo was very noticable). And I copied over all my saves too!
 
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cbcox

Guest
Can I ask where you got it from and what is involved in installation?

I've looked atthem but the soldering appears to be potentially fiddly
 
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FoxyMulder

Guest
Is there a disc available to allow region 1 playback of DVD films
also wots the quality of playback on the DVD side of things would it compare to my Toshiba DVD player ?
 

SILVERBACK

Active Member
i just bought an xbox an have no idea what your all talking about new hard drives huh lol mame lol what the hell is goin on.can anyone direct to a website to get me upto scratch?? 1200 games already on the drive im confused lol:confused: :D
 

Mr.D

Distinguished Member
Its all out there just have a search. The matrix mod requires no soldering just a screw secures it to the mainboard : you have to ensure the required pins line up ( there is a green indicator light to tell you when its correct).

You also need to flash the modchip yourself and you'll need to get a hold of the dashboard software: Again you'll have to do a search.
 

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