How to check if PC Chipset is compatible for flashing xbox

[b]This is a guide to see if your motherboard is compatible to flash a XBOX 360. You will need to Find your Serial ATA chipset type.

If your chipset is not compatible, go buy a VIA 6421 card. They will not cost alot, 5 ($9) on eBay.

First you need to check what chipset you have.
To do this:
Click on Start>Now in search bar at bottom search Device manager and click on it> Then find the device which says “IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers”>Now find your Serial ATA chipset/Storage controller.

Ok now you have found your chipset check if it is compatible with the list below:

*Note that if your chip-set is not listed you can try flashing anyway to see if it is compatible. If it doesn’t work then Buy a VIA 6421A card which is compatible with all Xbox DVD drives.


  • NVIDIA nForce 2 IDE Controller
  • NVIDIA nForce 4 IDE Controller
  • Intel P45 (ICH10R) ASUS P5QC
  • Intel ICH9
  • Intel ICH (i810,i815,i840)
  • Intel ICH0
  • Intel ICH2M
  • Intel ICH2 (i810E2,i845,850,860)
  • Intel C-ICH (i810E2)
  • Intel ICH3M
  • Intel ICH3 (E7500/1)
  • Intel ICH4 (i845GV,i845E,i852,i855)
  • Intel ICH5
  • Intel ICH10
  • Intel ICH10R (Asus P6T V2 Deluxe)
  • Intel ICH10R+P45
  • Intel ESB (855GME/875P + 6300ESB)
  • Intel ICH6 (and 6) (i915)
  • Intel ICH7/7-R (i945, i975,945P with silicon 3231 sata controller)
  • Intel ICH9R
  • Intel PIIX3 for the 430HX etc
  • Intel PIIX4
  • Intel PIIX4 for the 430TX/440BX/MX chipset
  • Intel PIIX
  • Intel 82801EB (ICH5)
  • Intel 6300ESB (ICH5)
  • Intel 82801FB/FW (ICH6/ICH6W)
  • Intel 82801FR/FRW (ICH6R/ICH6RW)
  • Intel 82801FBM ICH6M
  • Intel Enterprise Southbridge 2 (631xESB/632xESB)
  • Intel 82801GB/GR/GH (ICH7, identical to ICH6)
  • Intel 2801GBM/GHM (ICH7M, identical to ICH6M)
  • Intel SATA Controller IDE (ICH8)
  • Intel Mobile SATA Controller IDE (ICH8M)
  • Intel SATA Controller IDE (ICH9)
  • Intel SATA Controller IDE (ICH9M)
  • NVIDIA nForce 4 SATA Controller
  • NVIDIA nForce 2 SATA Controller
  • NVIDIA nForce 3 SATA Controller
  • NVIDIA nForce MCP04 SATA Controller
  • NVIDIA nForce MCP51 SATA Controller
  • NVIDIA nForce MCP55 SATA Controller
  • NVIDIA nForce MCP61 SATA Controller
  • NVIDIA 750i
  • NVIDIA Nforce630i (flashed a benq and lite-on)
  • NVIDIA Nforce570 (Samsung M28)
  • Silicon Image SIL-3512
  • ATI SB600 (configured to legacy IDE)

Not Working:

  • NVIDIA Geforce 8200(ABIT A-N78HD)

Working for some or might work:

  • ATI SB400
  • EVGA X58 with Intel ICH10
  • Intel 82801 G ICH7
  • nvidia 680i chipset
  • Intel® 82801Ba Ultra ATA controller-244B[/b]

Good guide dude.
May I ask, these sound like names for graphic cards. Im a bit confused.

nice find bro

Im going to identify mine now

Not sure what to do from here.

Sh*t, good guide

Thanks guys