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Post by Telek » Tue May 31, 2005 1:41 am

I forgot to add that with a native install and 128MB Gentoox is like 5x faster than loopback on fatx with 64MB.

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Post by clpalmer » Wed Jun 01, 2005 2:53 pm

Just put my 64MB in. For anyone doin it, read the fine print somewhere that says you need a magnifying glass to do this job. I have 20/15 vision and a degree in computer engineering and I got an unworking xbox the first time I powered it on =)

I took it in to work and put it under the microscope and there was a tiny piece of soldering wick that had broken off and got behind a couple of the pins. Works now though, and I'm with Neisius, I still wouldn't pay someone else $60 to do it, you'd miss all the fun =)

If anyone else is thinking of it, get em from appleguru at x-s. He shipped em the day I ordered them and they were the cheapest I found and in perfect shape.

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I want one too

Post by souteneur3190 » Thu Jul 07, 2005 3:22 pm

I also want one really bad, I wouldnt mind paying $60 (Id pay $120 for someone to pick it up) for someone to do it for me, but im some what petrified of shipping my xbox. All the modders I know are in North Jersey, Newark area and Im about 10mins from Philly, and i know i have NO soldering experience what so ever. Anyone live in Philly? I cant find any guys on xbox scene.
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Post by Telek » Thu Jul 07, 2005 6:43 pm

If you take apart the xbox and remove the motherboard you can ship it pretty easily without fear of breaking anything. Just securely wrap it in a static bag and some bubble wrap and you're good to go.

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Post by dementio » Thu Jul 21, 2005 4:08 am

OK, I hate to advertise, but these guys have done me right too many times. you can get the 64Mb chips for 30USD at Xbox Repair Guide
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Post by clpalmer » Thu Jul 21, 2005 2:42 pm

You can also get em from appleguru on X-S for $30, but he ships for free =) He's a great guy to work with. Shipped the day I ordered and they were in perfect shape.

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what luck, got a bust one of those leadtek graphics cards...

Post by lumpmonkey » Sun Jul 24, 2005 2:07 pm

Whats the best technique to get the ram chips off the old card?

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Post by Telek » Sun Jul 24, 2005 4:44 pm

It's best if you have hot air soldering equiptment, but I've heard of people using a very fine wire or dental pick. You put it behind the pins, then heat up each pin individually and gently pull outward. the pin will lift up, then you move onto the next one. This is a very slow process (each chip has 100 pins), which is why the hot air soldering is a much better method.

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Post by clpalmer » Tue Jul 26, 2005 4:30 pm

Lots of desoldering wick first =) But, like he said, there's 100 pins, so if you aren't really strapped for the extra $30 (minus whatever you'd pay for the other card), I'd just buy the chips already removed for you.

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Post by yasuo » Tue Oct 18, 2005 8:23 am

hi all

sorry about my dump uestion but are you talking about the graphic card's memory or the system memory?

or is it the same?

sorry im a noob ^^

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Post by Neisius » Tue Oct 18, 2005 8:30 am

yasuo wrote:are you talking about the graphic card's memory or the system memory?
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