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Whixh Xbox mod?

Discussion in 'Xbox Forums' started by Goose74, Nov 9, 2004.

  1. Goose74

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    Hi guys

    sorry for the newb question but I am thinking of getting my xbox modded with premodded. The guy there says he recomends the SmartXX chip. I dont know enough about the scene to know - any advice?

    I noticed that SmartXX has loads of bios' you can boot from - what is the need for so many - what do they all do?

    Thanks
     
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    I personally would always go for the Xenium ICE. It is far better value than the X3 (although the X3 is starting to have more features... possibly unnecessary). The SmartXX is less good with providing manuals and stuff like that for installationa and upgrade - but you arent doing it - so that doesnt matter too much.
    Its up to you - id go for the cheaper out of Xenium and SmartXX..... Given you wont ever need many of the features really (Xenium is also nicer to work with for upgrades etc)
     
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    Ok thanks - the ICE is £5 cheaper. Because its so new I have no idea whther I will need some of the features or not

    Im interested in playing emus and divx etc - also playing games from the hd and backups etc.
     
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    i'd stick well away from the x-bit mods, they are utter crap to install & the software used to flash it is poor too.
    i almost messed up my brothers xbox with one these, he sent it back and got the xecuter 2.6 instead with the solderless adapter, and that went in like a charm.
    also, does the ICE come pre flashed with cromwell as having this on there is so much easier too.
     
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    I bought 2 Smartxx crystal xbox's from Ben at Premodded.
    No problems to report with either of the Xbox's so I would give the Smartxx a definate :thumbsup:

    Drphibes
     
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    drphibes - thats encouraging!

    is there anything I cannot do with SmartXX?
    Whats is special about Exec 3?
     
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    xec3 has no features at the moment that Xenium doesnt have, except for an external switch. But that doesnt really matter given that XBLive is now banning if they detect any changes at all on the hard drive (dashboards/f-g partitions/big drive...).

    An xenium has a perfect working feature where different bioses boot depending on whether you press power/eject/a/b/x/y while booting. Just power auto boots whatever default bios. The ICE comes preloaded with its own O/S that can flash the modchip with everything and anything - it can flash from a USBkey/network share/hard drive/dvd.... Really is the easiest chip ive ever worked with in any time I 'may' have had chipping xboxes....
     
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    just get the cheapest mod possible that uses executer....thats all you need
     
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    Thanks guys

    So all I need is the SmartXX, EXEC or ICE!!!!
    No seriously they all sound like they will do the job - I was just trying to figure out if the EXEC 3 worth worth the extra money.
    Since premodded recomend SMartXX I will probably go with that (4MB mem)

    Has anyone used the courier service from premodded?
    Do I need to send it in its original box? Is it insured? Dont want the courier running off with my nice new xbox!

    cheers
     
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    Hi mate

    I have just had mine done by a guy in london, he fits it for 20quid i can give you his number if you are interested. Fast and no hassle, if of course you are in the london area.
     
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    Hi mate

    thanks for the offer but I no longer love in London
    Im looking to Visit premodded since they are not too far from me
     

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