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Xbox Best Cooling Device When Laying Flat

by ofield / December 30, 2007 10:50 AM PST

Hello,
I was wondering if anyone knew or could give me some advice
on the Best Cooling Device to use when the Xbox 360 is laying
Flat?

Thanks..

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I don't think there is one
by Jimmy Greystone / December 30, 2007 11:41 AM PST

I don't think there is one since all of these things are just external fans, and that's along the lines of a band-aid for a bullet wound. They just make additional noise, waste additional electricity, and provide little to no benefit.

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There is not one...
by Anthony 110 / December 31, 2007 10:04 AM PST

All are made to accomadtae the 360 stadning up. Coolers do help though....I have one by intec and it keeps the system at a fair temperature compared to my friends 360 with no cooler.

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There could be a lot of
by Jimmy Greystone / December 31, 2007 10:47 AM PST
In reply to: There is not one...

There could be a lot of reasons why yours seems cooler. I'll just assume you put an infrared thermometer inside each one while running to get some kind of quantifiable results, not some fuzzy "this one seems hotter" sort of thing.

But there could be a large number of environmental factors contributing to one system running warmer than the other. The warmer system may not have as adequate air flow, it might be older and thus have more dust buildup inside, it could be an older design more prone to heat issues in general, the ambient temperature of the environment around one system may be higher than another... That's just off the top of my head.

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Laptop Fan
by not2worried / January 2, 2008 1:32 AM PST

Maybe a laptop cooling pad???
Plug it into the USB....
Just a thought...

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be careful
by OniOokamiAlfador / January 2, 2008 5:53 AM PST
In reply to: Laptop Fan

Some of the various cooling attachments for the 360 supposedly void the warranty, so you'll want to make sure you don't use one of those (not totally sure how they'd be able to tell though). Honestly, the best remedy for an overly warm 360 is to keep it in the open, not on some cramped shelf in a TV stand or cabinet,and to have decent airflow around it so the same warm air isn't hanging around the console to be sucked back in.

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The power draw of the USB fan negates the cooling gain.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 2, 2008 10:52 PM PST
In reply to: Laptop Fan

Good idea but use some wall plug USB power source.

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