360 is just too hot to enjoy gaming

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by Torx, May 3, 2008.

  1. Torx

    Torx Indigenous Nudist

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    Its summer time and i hate being hot.. the 360 doesnt make things any better. It builds up so much heat its causing the ac to come on more often.. thats just rediculous. It really is a little heater. Not only is it hot as hell, but its LOUD as hell.

    I would say mine is a 1st gen 360 thats been refurbished.

    Im thinking, sell this one and buy a newer model 360 that runs cooler or has a new-fangled cooler running cpu.. (any suggestions?)

    Or buy one of those slap on the back coolers.. but im not totally convinced by it and im sure it'll just make things louder.
  2. Goofus Maximus

    Goofus Maximus Too old to be this dumb!

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    Solution: Buy a refrigerator, put the 360 IN the refrigerator, drill holes IN the refrigerator to run cables through, install plexiglass "window" in front of refrigerator so rf signals can get through, and run the 360 in relative quiet and coolness... ;)

    Buying the new 360 sounds like a good idea, unless you want to rip open your 360 to install heatpipes or waterblocks....
  3. snipes040

    snipes040 New Member

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    ya man I have the same kinda thing I have one of those slap on fans..works pretty good but I find the 360 is pretty damn loud!!
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    snipes040 New Member

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    is there any way to have it not so loud? Cause the fan does work a lot but the 360 is just so damn loud!! lol
  5. namelessentity

    namelessentity Resident Cynic

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    The sound is the shitty DVD drives, not the fans.
    I seriously doubt your 360 is putting out so much heat that the AC is kicking on, but if that really is the case just use a floor fan and point it towards the 360 to keep the area cooler.
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    Zenjiro New Member

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    two words: oil immersion

    No idea what it would do to the RF, but with enough oil and a cheap pump you should be fine (Might wanna take the case off though... and relocate the optical drive)
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    snipes040 New Member

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    so you say oil ??!! how the hell would that work??
  8. Zenjiro

    Zenjiro New Member

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    Its not a great idea unless a few conditions are met with the underlying hardware (sealed capacitors and such)
    I have seen it done with PCs before, you drop everything in a tank (excluding disc drives), fill tank with oil (dielectric is best but mineral oil works well). The fans move the oil around like they would air (only slightly slower) the hot oil will naturally rise to the top. If your especially creative you can use a radiator to cool the oil.

    However I really wouldn't recommend this, more than likely it will destroy the 360... but if it didn't it would be great... of course you still have to put up with the noise of the disk drivers.
  9. Chris

    Chris Raptor Jesus

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    Exactly.

    I sold my 1st gen 360 a month after launch because the DVD Drive was ridiculously loud.. So loud I couldn't hear the TV sometimes.
  10. superman

    superman ?

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    Trade it in for a nice and quiet PS3.
  11. NoseMaster

    NoseMaster Horrible Person

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    Yea, quiet cause there's no games worth playing on it, so it'll be off!

    OH!
  12. Bear

    Bear Hoot!

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    Kinda glad I bought GTA4 for my PS3, the 360 is annoyingly loud. I don't think the Elite models improved on this either. The PS3 fans kick in for about 10 minutes when playing for a long time but lower speed after so it stays quiet. Even on full fan power, it doesn't get as loud as a 360.
  13. superman

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    When your 360 with over 30% failure rate dies, then it'll permanently be off.

    OH!
  14. NoseMaster

    NoseMaster Horrible Person

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    Indeed. I really wish the 360s software was on PS3s hardware :(.

    That said, mine hasn't shitted out yet, but it has a third party fan installed in it. It overheats fairly often :(
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    snipes040 New Member

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    lol oh it's so true! I have PS3 no good games to play...good call
  16. Chainblade

    Chainblade Junior Member

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    /me is too poor to own any consoles at the moment :(. the last console I had was a PS2 or Gamecube. It's ok though. I just don't have the time anyways to play games much.

    that 360 sounds like a power house though with the loadness and the heat.
  17. Torx

    Torx Indigenous Nudist

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    i might end up selling my 360 and buy an elite..
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    snipes040 New Member

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    hey have you guys heard of xbox 360's burning due to the nyko intercooling fan?? Because I've read a lot of posts on the internet and some 360's have been burnt and brown on the back of the 360....??
  19. Bear

    Bear Hoot!

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    Do some research before you plop down more money.

    Xbox 360 Elite vs. classic: the test - Engadget
  20. Torx

    Torx Indigenous Nudist

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    thats an old article.

    i beg to differ, ive been reading alot of threads at xbox.com in the 360 hardware section and they give details on what to look for when buying an elite. Most people do find what theyre looking for AND state theirs runs cooler and quieter.

    you gotta look at psu power ratings, lot numbers, dates, inside the casing, etc to get a falcon chip
  21. Bear

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    Hmm, it just doesn't seem worth it to throw down on a new sku when it might offer minimal improvements. From what I've read, it seems like modding cooling solutions is the only way to reduce heat.

    I'm a heat-freak myself and I hate hot electronics as much as the next guy but every next-gen console (even the wii) run pretty hot.
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    namelessentity Resident Cynic

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    My 360 DVD drive failed a while back and when I got it back it was MUCH more quiet than it was previously. My girlfriend (who didn't know why I sent the console in) even mentioned that it was noticeably quieter.
    I think they have a few different drives that they use, and you just have to hope you're lucky. I really think they need to put whatever drive I have in all the consoles though, because it is SO much better than before.
  23. superman

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    Yes, the Nyko crap will cause problems as well unless you mod it to use another power source. I've taken all the precautions with my 360 so it hopefully doesn't overheat. Check out Xbox-Scene.com - Xbox 360 Xbox360 Modchips Xecuter3 Xenium SmartXX X-Chip X-B.I.T Xecuter2.6 Xodus - Gamesave Dashboard exploit - EvolutionX Avalaunch MXM Dashboard UnleashX - X2 & EvoX bios - Copy Xbox Hacks & Cracks tutorials faq - Cheapmod for everything you need to know.
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    alright well thanks a lot superman um I'm probably just gonna take it off so it doesn't damage my 300$ console.:D
  25. GRP

    GRP oh snap

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    Yeah. Give me that and a 360 controller for the PS3 and I'd probably get one.

    My first 360 was loud as shit. I'm on number five or six now and it doesn't feel like it's as bad as the first one.

    Yeah, the 360 hardware really is a brick of shit.