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    Xecuter CoolRunner Rev C - Phat Wire Install Guide

    UPDATED 05/21/2012

    WARNING



    Before you proceed with this endeavor, please understand the following:

    This hack is called RGH which stands for Rest Glitch Hack. Note the word GLITCH. This is not an exact science and there are no guarantees on performance or stability. While we have made every effort to build a device that can give you that craved for and sought after performance and stability, every Xbox is different and no two can be compared. What setup works for one may not work for another, we can only show you averages and proven techniques from many many hours of testing by our own team and by others.

    We give you the tools and the information, it's up to you to use those to find your 360's 'sweet spot'. Some 360's will glitch within one cycle (5 seconds), some will glitch in more cycles no matter what they do - it's just the way it is and as long as this hack is based on a 'Glitch' that will never change. So good luck !






    We recommend that the CoolRunner is programmed first with the correct XSVF file before installation. You can use a NAND-X, J-R Programmer or Xilinx LPT Cable. There are 4 different ones for RGH2. Try the default one for you motherboard first along with the various settings, note all of your glitch times and then do the same for each timing file. Go with whichever works best for you. It may help others if you report your experiences. It will also make you look awesome.

    Use the wires that are included with the CoolRunner Rev C kit (The blue wire is included as a spare CPU_RST wire. This is standard wire and may be used if you want to compare performance against using the 50 Ohm Low Loss Double Shielded white colored cable that is included). They are cut to optimum length. Make sure the switch is set to PHAT (Although you can also try switching to Slim - go with whichever gives you the best results)

    LED INFO:

    RED LED: Power
    GREEN LED: Glitch Cycles (Should flash on/off every 5 seconds)

    EDGE SWITCH INFO:


    The NOR/PRG switch is designed only to be used when you are programming the CoolRunner while it is installed to the Xbox. It cuts off the power line only. If you need to program while it is installed then turn the power off to the Xbox and set the switch to PRG. You can now program using LPT or USB (if you do not do this you will damage your NAND-X). When the CoolRunner is installed and running, the switch should be set to NOR.

    WARNING



    Note: Many users have damaged their NAND-X by connecting to the CoolRunner while it's installed to the Xbox and the switch is set to NOR and/or the Xbox power is ON. We recommend that you program the CoolRunner while it is not installed to the Xbox just so that you are 100% safe.




    DOUBLE SHIELDED CABLE / CPU_RST INFO:

    This is the area that is most vital when looking for the best glitch times. We have included a 50 Ohm low loss double shielded cable with a solid core for the CPU_RST. You have to make sure that you solder the shield of the cable to GND by stripping it back to expose the shield (CoolRunner side and solder to the GND at the AV port). We have moved the CPU_RST soldering point from the bottom of the motherboard to the top. This minimizes interference and eliminates many fail variables.

    If you want a more detailed guide on how to cleanly prep your shielded cable then you should check out WNYConsoles guide - click here

    Nice & Tidy......



    If you would like to know why grounding the shield is important, watch this video:

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOoyrsi6ctk"]Cable noise -- the effect of grounding the shield conductor - YouTube[/ame]

    SOLDER JUMPERS:

    Out of the box there are 2 blank resistors (labelled 000) that act as a closed jumper connection (Points 1 & 2). It can be removed and tossed away and filled with solder.

    It's there as closed in it's default state as we can't do an actual solder jumper on the production line.

    JUMPER #1: C15 (Default Closed) - This jumper should be open when performing an RGH2 install. You can also try it closed - go with whichever works best for you.

    JUMPER #2:
    10 Ohm Resistor (Default 2-3) - This jumper should be 1-2 when performing an RGH2 install. You can also try it at 2-3 - go with whichever works best for you.

    JUMPER #3:
    100nF CAP (Default Open) - This jumper should be open when performing any RGH install. You can also try it closed - go with whichever works best for you.

    PHAT RGH1:




    PHAT RGH2:




    Here are some recommended posts by users who did their own troubleshooting and methods to improve glitch performance. Hopefully they may be of use to you:

    Different wire layout techniques yield great results: http://team-xecuter.com/forums/showthread.php?t=82208

    Great improvements with a Zephyr using shielded cable: http://team-xecuter.com/forums/showthread.php?t=84048

    TIP



    Other Trouble Shooting Tips:


    #1 If your glitch times are fast but your console freezes at random points, replace the onboard 100nF cap with a 680pF cap (Credits to socalbill)

    #2 If your glitch times are still slow (above 30 seconds) then try adding another 10 Ohms resistor in series with the CPU_RST Cable (onboard #2 jumper also set to 1-2)

    #3 If you have damaged any of your solder points - here is a list of alternatives for the Phat: http://www.team-xecuter.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=74992



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    Re: Xecuter CoolRunner Rev C - Phat - Wire Install Guide

    Thanks for the updated guide Uber

    Looking forward to the slim guide
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    Thanks
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    Re: Xecuter CoolRunner Rev C - Phat - Wire Install Guide

    Thanks for the update. . . was wondering when they would appear. . understandably though you guys have been proper busy. . . looking forward to the rest of the toys and tools as usual. Keep up the great work

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    Re: Xecuter CoolRunner Rev C - Phat - Wire Install Guide

    Cheers for the update always nice to have the pictures to follow. Really helped me the first time I started out.

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    Re: Xecuter CoolRunner Rev C - Phat - Wire Install Guide

    Great Uber, thank you for the hard work.

    Go take a rest now.

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    Re: Xecuter CoolRunner Rev C - Phat - Wire Install Guide

    thanks

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    Bril thanks for the update

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    Thanks for the good work!

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    Re: Xecuter CoolRunner Rev C - Phat - Wire Install Guide

    I'm wondering how to route the D-wire, won't it interfere with the plastic fan tunnel?.

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    Re: Xecuter CoolRunner Rev C - Phat - Wire Install Guide

    Quote Originally Posted by lyzanxia View Post
    I'm wondering how to route the D-wire, won't it interfere with the plastic fan tunnel?.
    Under it, around it, over it. Wherever.

    Rocket science

    Thanks to MartinC for this pic of his cable routing.

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    Re: Xecuter CoolRunner Rev C - Phat - Wire Install Guide

    Thanks for the updated guide

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    Re: Xecuter CoolRunner Rev C - Phat - Wire Install Guide

    RGH2 Wires Guide Finished. Refresh OP.

    Doing RGH1 now....
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    Re: Xecuter CoolRunner Rev C - Phat - Wire Install Guide

    RGH1 Added
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    Re: Xecuter CoolRunner Rev C - Phat - Wire Install Guide

    Nice install pics .... will there also be new wire routing pictures for this overhaul of diagrams? Or is that part of the "try-to-get-your-best-personal-setup" ?

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    Re: Xecuter CoolRunner Rev C - Phat - Wire Install Guide

    I will take pics of an install - but yeah its all about personal preference
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    Re: Xecuter CoolRunner Rev C - Phat - Wire Install Guide

    Great Work, And Effort UberGeek, Thx

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    Re: Xecuter CoolRunner Rev C - Phat - Wire Install Guide

    I would like to see what the 50ohm low loss looks like when it is properly stripped and grounded. Like where exactly do you solder the shield ground wire to on the cable itself? Do you just coat the inner strands/shielding with solder and then solder a 24-26aug wire to that and ground it?

    See picture if your not sure what I'm asking haha
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    The shield is metal. Twist it, tin it, solder it to gnd.

    Simple as pissing on a sunny day

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    Re: Xecuter CoolRunner Rev C - Phat - Wire Install Guide

    Quote Originally Posted by Ubergeek View Post
    The shield is metal. Twist it, tin it, solder it to gnd.

    Simple as pissing on a sunny day
    Ok after a little research on shielded cable and making your own RCA's I get it now. Before I was just trimming all the strands of the "shield" down like you see in the picture I took. Didn't realise I should have kept it in tact and soldered it to ground.

    Does soldering the shield to ground make a difference in glitch times and cutting down interference through the line? Or is it strictly done so that the shielding doesn't short out on any of the other points on the board?

 

 
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