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post #1 of 10
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Hi all,

I am in the process of aquiring an xbox, its got the RROD and I am going to try and fix it using the usual methods of reseating heatsinks and sorting out cooling etc etc

Here are a few questions:

What socket is the CPU or GPU?
Can I use a different heatsink? (I have many sitting in the drawer that seem better than that tiny flat HS)
Can it be overclocked?

I will probably also use this as a newbie build thread with a few cheap tweeks for a first time modding one of these
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Whatever heatsink u chose to put will have to be customised , and the board will have to come out of the box and into a pc case .
    
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What socket would the CPU/GPU be? what chip is actually in there?
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post #4 of 10
cpu is socket 370
but is may not have a zif
and if I recall the gpu is solder on the mobo
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I replaced for the X backplates for the gpu and cpu and used screws instead. I also cleaned off the thermal paste and put some MX-3 on it, though it was more like cement b/c it took about 30mins of scrubbing with acetone to get it off.

I'm serious it was terrible. Anyways, the X backplates actually warped the mobo so mine worked after I fixed it up.

There are lots of guides online.
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1. What model motherboard do you have? There were many revisions that changed the CPU/GPU every time.

2. Yes, you can, but know that it may not fit back in the case and the screw holes will not align, along with the fact that the DVD player rests on top of the GPU heatsink.

3. No, it cannot be overclocked.
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post #7 of 10
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Thanks for all the help guys, it should arrive on Saturday I am planning on doing the following:

Removing the X backplates
Reseating the heatsinks with decent thermal compound
Ducting the shroud and running a divider
Remove rear mesh and plastic grill on the rear
Might do a 12V fan mod to fun extra CFM but will see what the cooling is like stock first
Might add an intake duct to help with a cold air feed through the OEM heatsinks
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Right, after doing some reasearch and checking out all these videos this repairman has posted (which I do agree with)

http://www.youtube.com/user/Xboxsare.../1/1Oe4Ko1KUsY

I am going to be doing the following:

Reseat the heatsinks with new thermal compound - seems that this is a main issue
Divided fan shroud mod to allow equal airflow to CPU and GPU
Removal of rear grills off the inner case and outer plastic case
Clean the heatsinks and possibly polish up the bases to allow for better contact

I havn't got the box yet, but I am looking forward to seeing if I can fix it

I have also found out that the rear fans do run at 12V, they start at 5v and then ramp up just like normal heatsink fans, if they do run at 12V though there is something seriously wrong lol
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Right guys, I have been scammed a bit on this, but I hope to get it sorted, I now have a RROD xbox, except its in a bad way as you will see from the photos below, the main thing I need help on is some capacitors, C6B3 and C7B3 as C6B3 is missing and C7B3 has 1 of the legs missing, are they both 16v, 1500uF? That is what the OEM C7B3 capacitor is, I have lots on a spare Mobo I can unsolder and use if thats the case but I need someone to confirm!

Please see below for the state of the xbox at the moment - I have reseated both heatsinks with new thermal paste, im missing the fan shroud though, so might make my own!

Condition of the end plates - they were easy to remove..can you see why?




I think all the 'paste' missed the chips lol its ok though, it went all over the smaller chips to either side!



One is missing, the other has 1 leg snapped

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It seems that they are both 16v 1500uF looking at correct mobo photos, so I have set about case modding a bit, I have cut the rear vents for better CFM (and the metal behind it) and have painted the case in the 'OMG its overheated' theme







Edit - got bored and added a fan lol


Edited by m1tch - 4/2/11 at 7:49am
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