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I know the XBox hasn''t even been released yet, but I was wandering, since the XBox will use a PentiumIII processor, will it be upgradable? And what will happen when its time for the XBox to be superceeded, will MS offer an upgrade service? Could you put a faster P3 into it?

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Most likely the Xbox won''t be upgradable internaly. Upgradable consoles themselves pose a problem for developers, once you start upgrading you always have to scale back your games to run on the lowest common denominator. Bug issues also arise with the addition of "upgrades". I''d expect to see alot of upgrades that get plugged into the Joystick ports mainly because they use USB. So you have the ability to extend your hard drive, add modems etc with that. However the base unit will probably remain stable except with the possible addition of memory upgrades I would suppose. This way you won''t have to worry about "The blue screen of death". Or similar issues caused by non approved hardware and drivers.

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