Determine Version of Xbox
There are currently 8 versions of Xbox on the market today(10/17/05).
These are referred to as 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6a, 1.6b
- All ORIGINAL XBOX DVD drives work in all
consoles regardless of version.
- Only 1.0 versions have or need USB daughter boards.
- 1.0-1.1 power supplies are compatible with 1.0-1.1
- 1.2-1.5 power supplies are compatible with 1.2-1.5
- 1.6a/b power supplies are only compatible with 1.6a/b
motherboards (see third photo for visible differences)
- note: 1.0/1.1 to 1.2-1.5 Power
That is as much as you can figure out from looking at the
power supply. For further breakdown look to the following visible motherboard
1.0 has a fan on one of the heatsinks attached to the
motherboard, it is also the only one with a USB daughterboard.
1.1 is identical to its predecessor but sports a passive heatsink and the
controller ports no longer need a daughterboard.
1.2-1.5 have an ATX connector and can be further
distinguished by the video encoder that was used
(located at back of board near video connector).
1.2-1.3 Connexant Video Encoder (LPC header 1.3-1.5 were missing L-frame, one of
the signals the cheapmod and other chips used)
1.4-1.5 Focus Video Encoder 1.5 had additional rebuild points missing in the LPC
header, if no continuity from pin 2 and ground it is a 1.5
1.6a/b Xcalibur Video Encoder
1.6A has Samsung RAM
1.6B has Hynix RAM
If you want to figure out the version of a console in an unopened box check
out the info at SourceForge.net http://xbox-linux.sourceforge.net/docs/versionsfinding.html
If you have your xbox and have it open, you cannot beat this walk through
"choose your own adventure" style page at http://www.xbox-scene.com/versions_1.php
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