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xbox 360 loud fan

by mp3_kid / October 4, 2008 3:59 AM PDT

I bought a refurbished(bigger fan)xbox 360 this week and I have no regrets...except for the loud fan. Is there a way to make it less noisy without having the risk of it overheating? Because my Xbox sounds like a hairdryer...

Thanks in advance.

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From what I understand
by Jimmy Greystone / October 4, 2008 9:29 AM PDT
In reply to: xbox 360 loud fan

From what I understand, this is just how things are with the 360.

I wouldn't recommend doing much to limit the airflow around the 360, especially a refurb model. The only thing I can think of to suggest, is something along the lines of an entertainment center that has a door on it, but with an open back end. So long as you keep this a good 2-3 inches from the wall, it shouldn't obstruct airflow greatly, but it will muffle the sound somewhat.

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Thnaks but...
by mp3_kid / October 5, 2008 7:18 AM PDT
In reply to: From what I understand

Thanks for the suggestion...but I don't have an entertainment center in my room... But I do have a spot for it. Ill try it out, but Im still open for suggestions.

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XBox 360 fan noise
by wthilo / October 9, 2008 2:42 AM PDT
In reply to: Thnaks but...

The 360 is sensitive to airflow restrictions. Per the instructions you should maintain 6 inches of clearance around the 360. Essentially, keep things away from it so there is plenty of airflow. I use a fan that is in a stand that I place the 360 into on on of my 360s, and on my other 360 I use one that attaches to the back. I personally prefer the fan in the stand, as I think it is quieter. Both of these products retail for around $20. However the real key is to keep plenty of clearance around the 360 to ensure unobstructed airflow.

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Don't use the Intercooler
by YodaEXE / October 9, 2008 2:52 AM PDT
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Actually, the fan that attaches to the back has been shown to cause more overheating issues than it solves, because it disrupts the airflow inside the system.

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Intercooler for 360
by wthilo / October 9, 2008 3:35 AM PDT

The early intercoolers from Nyyko did have issues with them, but they since upgraded them with better circuitry and a lock that prevents the power plug from coming loose. I also heard stories that the fans on these intercoolers blew air in the wrong direction, which may be why there are those saying these intercoolers can cause overheating. I don't believe that is true an more, or if it ever was. Regardless though, I do personally prefer and use the intercooler that is a stand for the 360. However you need to place the 360 vertically, which may not be possible for some 360 owners. The stand intercooler I use has a USB cord that connects to the 360s USB port (it has a pass through so you don't lose the USB port) to power it.

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InterCooler issues
by PCUser2008 / October 19, 2008 2:44 PM PDT
In reply to: Intercooler for 360

my first question is how old is your 360? does it have a HDMI port in the back? I hope it does, If so then you have a newer version of xbox 360 and thoes units should have fans that do not sound loud. I had a 360 that overheaded and died, with the intercooler installed. Ever since i replaced that 360 with a newer model(with HDMI port)I dont have any issues with loud fan noise or overheating(xbox red ring of DEATH)

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by mp3_kid / December 12, 2008 11:44 AM PST
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I do have an HDMI port at the back. Its noisy, but I put my xbox under the bed, so I dont notice it. And t doesnt overheat. Played for 5 hours straight with my friends and nothing Silly

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XBOX 360 loud fan
by buddyAsh / December 12, 2008 11:02 AM PST
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i hv a xbox360(refurbished) with a hdmi port which i took is making a loud noise. as i hv nvr used one bfore, i dont know how loud noise it does make normally. is something wrong with the console or usually xbox consoles make noise...plse help

thanxx in advance

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Two things
by Jimmy Greystone / December 12, 2008 11:06 AM PST
In reply to: XBOX 360 loud fan

Two things:

1: Don't hijack someone else's thread for your problem, start a new one
2: Stop with the annoying texting abbreviations for the love of the gods

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XBOX 360 loud noise
by buddyAsh / December 14, 2008 3:15 AM PST
In reply to: Two things

i am sorry about that. i am new to this. Thanks for letting me know.
i put the post in this thread, because it is the same problem i have, i have no idea how this works. anyways thanks for the decent reply.

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