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X2.2 Lite and Pro Review

This review was done by Spiral - All Thanks go to him

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---X2.2 Lite Features---

*NEW IN X2.2 LITE*
- Now works on XBOX 1.3 as well as the others
- Added new external switch module
- External module includes LED to display mod enable/disable, bios select (bank 1 or bank 2), and Flash protection (enable/disable).
- External module designed to fit under the front lip of the case
- 2x hyper Blue LEDs on mod chip. No reason (just looks really cool!)
- Solder pad space to solder your own custom LED(s) - resistor already fitted to regulate the supply to the LED(s)

*STILL INCLUDED IN X2.2 LITE*
- 1x 1MB/2x512K BIOS chip capacity.
- Works on all XBOXES (version 1.0/1.1/1.2). (as well as the new 1.3)
- Works on all regions (JAP/USA/PAL).
- Comes with Pin Headers, 9 wire solder adaptor, external switch module, and external switch module wires.

---X2.2 Pro Features---

*NEW IN X2.2 PRO*
- Works on XBOX 1.3 as well as all others
- Added new external switch module
- External module includes LED to display mod enable/disable
- External module designed to fit under the front lip of the case
- New internal module for improved X2 > External LPT Interface
- Shorted FCC cable - more durable, more reliable
- FCC cable and LPT port can be disconnected - mod still 100% functional
- 2x hyper Blue LEDs on mod chip. No reason (just looks really cool!)
- Solder pad space to solder your own custom LED(s) - [resistor already fitted to regulate the supply to the LED(s)]

*STILL INCLUDED IN X2.2 PRO*
- Flash protection jumper.
- On/Off Dip Switch, connected to the External adapter, no need to solder your own case switch.
- LPT Port, connected to the External adapter - For flashing your BIOS via your printer port on your computer
- 1x 1MB/2x512K/4x256 BIOS chip capacity.
- Works on all XBOXES (version 1.0/1.1/1.2) - (as well as the new 1.3)
- Works on all regions (JAP/USA/PAL).
- Comes with Pin Headers, 9 wire solder adaptor, front external module, front external module wires, back external module, *shorter* FCC cable for back external module, and back external module wires.

--- Notes about System-Mods.com ---

I received both these modchips thru the people at System-Mods.com (SMT), And I must say they run their business very professionally. I placed my order on July 17th and the next day I received a Fed-Ex tracking number and a link to online viewable invoice. They offer toll free phone support, and unlike most online companies they answer their phones, very helpful support via IRC (#smt on EFnet). Overall I give SMT props for their business methods and their contributions to the scene.

Overall Experience with SMT

10 / 10

--- X2.2 Lite Review ---

Packaged arrived in a brown envelope, and inside was a little box with "X2.2 Lite" on it, in the box was a the x2.2 lite in bubble wrap and the adapters in another bubble wrap. I also received a X2 Lite programmer, I used the programmer to flash this chip with X2_4977. I used the X2BM to set up the first 512k with X2 4977 Red logo, and the second 512k with X2 4977 Blue Logo. Once the chip was flashed I installed it into my xbox using the wire adapter because I personally think its a cleaner and less cluttered look. The install went smooth, I see that X-Ecuter changed from multi-threaded wires to single threaded so the wire doesn’t get frayed anymore. The design on the chip is very nice, Its nice to see X-Ecuter has improved on their almost perfect chip. The red PCB and blue LEDs make it a very attractive chip, and hard to choose over other competing modchips around.

Ease of Use : 10 / 10
Installation : 8 / 10
Design : 10 / 10
Form Factor : 9 / 10
Functionality: 10 / 10

The only flaw in this almost perfect chip I found and was irritated about was the use of the switch, The header for the wires to attach the switch board should be on the side on the chip opposed to the top, and the only place for the cable to go thru the front to attach to the bezel is where a notch of the bezel is attached to the case, I had a problem with that pinching the cable causing some problems.

--- X2.2 Pro Review ---

As with the X2.2 Lite the Pro arrived in a box inside a brown envelope. You get a couple more toys and extra features than you do with the lite, of those are parallel connector for flashing via a PC, 1x1MB/2x512k/4x256k banks for an assortment of bios combinations; front on/off switch, LED and placement of the DIP switch for switching memory banks. Same with the lite I chose to install the X2.2 Pro using the wire adapter, I placed the chip a little lower so I could get clearance for the DVD-ROM and unlike the lite X-Ecuter decided to place the switch board wire header on the side for easier access. The replacement for the really long FCC cable is a really nice upgrade to the old method, the new method seems alot more reliable and stronger. With this xbox I decided to flash the X2.2 using flashBIOS because this xbox has a Samsung drive so I didnt have to waste a dvd-r. I followed the guide for flashing thats on system-mods website but I used a multibios I put together using X2BM which was made up of X2 4977, EvoX d.6 and TatX debug bios. The flash went fine, then for some reason I decided to play with the parallel adapter and I had a few problems flashing the chip, mostly upon _user error_ so I recommend before screwing around with the flashing via printer port read the switch and flashing guides online.

Ease of Use : 8 / 10
Installation : 9 / 10
Design : 10 / 10
Form Factor : 10 / 10
Functionality: 10 / 10

Because of the many advance features I wouldn’t recommend this chip for people new to xbox modding thus the 8 on ease of use, and with lite the wire for the switch board was still a pain maneuver to the right position.

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