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seaweed 2007-11-05 08:47 AM

Xbox360 Elite using Falcon chip & Benq drive?
 
Hi,

Has anyone in the Ottawa-Gatineau area purchased a Xbox360 Elite with the Falcon chip and Benq drive???

After hearing all the horror stories about the RROD, don't want to take any chances. Also have been reading about Elites with the non-Falcon chip and Hitachi drives. I can wait till the old inventory get used up.

Thx in advance.

jvincent 2007-11-05 10:04 AM

The horror stories are somewhat over blown.

We've got a 360 from the second batch post launch and it has been chugging along without an issue for close to two years now.

The 360 inventory moves pretty quickly so if you buy one now it's likely to have been built within the last few months.

seaweed 2007-11-05 03:07 PM

Thx. for the quick reply.

A company, that rhymes with bell, is selling a "Xbox 360 Console Bundle with Halo 3, Forza 2, Marvel Ultimate Alliance and HDMI Cable" for @ $400. Only thing it's a 20 Gig hard drive. Good till Nov. 8th.

jvincent 2007-11-05 04:20 PM

Grab it. We have the 20G hard drive on ours and unless you're storing media it's more than enough for gamer profiles, etc.

bouche 2007-11-05 04:21 PM

i got an elite about 1 week ago at FS as a holiday bundle. it was ringing red so I exchanged it. how can I tell if I have a benq drive and falcon?

Ishmael 2007-11-05 04:27 PM

Take it apart and voide your warranty. Otherwise, plug it in, play it, and love it.

jvincent 2007-11-05 04:57 PM

The carrier tray for the BENQ was different than the Hitachi. The differences were visible simply by having the tray open to accept a disc.

There were some pictures on the web that you can probably find.

markl 2007-11-05 05:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jvincent (Post 630459)
The horror stories are somewhat over blown.

We've got a 360 from the second batch post launch and it has been chugging along without an issue for close to two years now.

The 360 inventory moves pretty quickly so if you buy one now it's likely to have been built within the last few months.

Not so overblown, I'm on my 3rd 360 now since last August, seconds one died last week with no warning. It is luck of the draw how long they last, one went 4 months, anotehr 20 months. I had friends that had them die after a 2 year, after 6 months, and after 2 days.

Falcon 2007-11-05 05:40 PM

This is how you can determine which DVD drive you have.
http://www.llamma.com/xbox360/Xbox_3...Comparison.htm

markl 2007-11-05 05:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bouche (Post 630710)
i got an elite about 1 week ago at FS as a holiday bundle. it was ringing red so I exchanged it. how can I tell if I have a benq drive and falcon?

http://www.llamma.com/xbox360/Xbox_3...Comparison.htm

Petee_C 2007-11-05 06:44 PM

markl,

my dvd drive doesn't say llamma.com on it..... waht's that mean?

markl 2007-11-05 07:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Petee_C (Post 630794)
markl,

my dvd drive doesn't say llamma.com on it..... waht's that mean?

It means they didn't take a picture of your drive and put their water mark on it :-)

seaweed 2007-11-05 09:24 PM

Quote:

i got an elite about 1 week ago at FS as a holiday bundle. it was ringing red so I exchanged it. how can I tell if I have a benq drive and falcon?
Bouche,

Wow, the Elite does not sound all that reliable either. M$ is shooting themselves in the foot by not ensuring there's good quality control beforehand. Guess that's why they upped the warranty to 3 yrs!?

As for the Falcon chip ... only way to know is to open up the console and look. For the Benq drive ... it's just a matter of opening the dvd tray and based on the shape (links have been posted here already).

Do you know if you have a Benq drive? As for the Falcon chip ... I guess I'll have to take my chance.

Hope this helps.

Petee C ... Good one! The pics are property of the WWW.LLAMA.COM web-site. They wouldn't be on your dvd tray.

calvin940 2007-11-05 09:56 PM

Also keep in mind that it's the GPU that is causing the RROD failure, not the CPU. So even though the CPU may be using a smaller dye size, it may not do anything for the RROD because the GPU isn't being changed in that revision. MS had said that the GPU won't change til next round of hardware modifications.

Cal

rickyb 2007-11-05 10:49 PM

This forum is all about spotting Falcon's:
http://forums.xbox.com/61/15804553/S....aspx#15804553

Not many have been seen in Canada yet.


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