Xbox One Features A Bigger Heat Sink Than Xbox 360's to Combat RROD

Hardware death is now a thing of the past for Microsoft.

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Gamer19821700d ago

Yeah that thing is HUGE. Shoudl keep it cooler it has close to a stock PC heatsink but BIGGER. Needs it though as everythings tightly packed in there. Glad MS has learned somewhat from last generation in putting it in but looking at form factor vs the playstation they havn't learned enough. Still should be enough to keep it cool for those intensive gaming sessions.

steve30x1700d ago (Edited 1700d ago )

I said the same thing yesterday and because I had my own opinion I got debubbled for because apparently I was trolling. Its best to keep your opinion to yourself here. I stated that I was going to buy both consoles but people just dont like anyone elses opinion on here.

thereapersson1700d ago (Edited 1700d ago )

You can have the biggest heat sink in the world but if the connecting paste isn't up to par you'll still have thermal breakdown. That's what happened with the PS3 and the 360. A heat sink just determines the amount of time that will pass before you experience a failure.


And even if you have good connecting paste, things eventually wear out. Though, my MSI 8800GT is still going strong and I've put that thing through the wringer.

UltimateMaster1700d ago

connecting paste wasn't the issue with RROD the first time around.

They added more built-in fans with the 2010 models.

steve30x1700d ago

Its called thermal paste thereapersson

SL1M DADDY1700d ago

Agreed. That box reminds me of a circa '80s VCR with the top load tape slot! WHat a beast!. I harken back to the scene in "So I married an Axe Murderer" when the old man was like, "Move your Head! Look at the head on that boy! It's like an orange on a tooth pick!:

Golden_Mud1700d ago

For now what we know that all problems are actually one , the disk reader isn't put in the right place , that's easy to be fixed fortunately

Skate-AK1700d ago

Bummer you have to send it back though. An in-house fix would void the warranty.

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Mikelarry1700d ago

We wouldn't know until later as it has just released to gamers. i do admire that they have taken steps to combat this issue.

jeffgoldwin1700d ago

Been a non-issue for over 5 years now. Now sure what you mean by "taken steps" lol.

Mikelarry1700d ago

Was the xbox one released 5 years ago..... this is news to me. my comment means that in this new generation of console (xbox one) MS learnt from past design flaws and use that knowledge to better design this console to mitigate any heat issues.

jeffgoldwin1699d ago (Edited 1699d ago )

deleted for double post, sorry

jeffgoldwin1699d ago (Edited 1699d ago )

Its been 5 years since the problem was solved due to a manufacturing issue. MS doesn't assemble the product in china nor do apple or sony.

MS didn't "learn" anything. Not totally MS fault for not micro managing how the motherboard was being soldered together so poorly. Didn't think I had to spell that out for you.

GHOSTxx4201700d ago (Edited 1700d ago )

I heard on one of my local radio station that it already rrod... Not sure if it was true might have to wait for the xb1

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