MyArcadePlanet.com discusses the overheating issue surrounding the Xbox 360, and the best cooling solutions.
I use an Antec Notebook Cooler here for when it's hot out. Which is like 1/2 of the year. :P
Mine sits on a marble slab that I bought at Home Depot...
"Every owner of the Xbox 360 has had the same nightmare at on point in time; to come home from work or school and fire up the 360 for a nice night of rubbing paint and shooting friends. The 360 turns on like normal, but instead of the friendly green lights, the dreaded three red rings of death appear" thats wrong...im still on my launch 360 :D
How is that wrong, he just said you've had the fear that it might crash. He didn't say it has crashed.
It is wrong. I don't worry about anything when I turn either of my 360's on that I've had since launch. If anything goes wrong that's why I have a warrenty to not have to worry about crap like this. Btw - I hear Blu-rays are starting to mold now.. Looks like I might have to worry about all the Blu-ray games I have stop working at any moment.. See I can play this propaganda bullsh*t stuff too.. Xsux360 - I don't want no friggen movie player on my 360 game machine so I don't have an HD-DVD player. Wireless is lame and a hardwire connection works better so screw that issue as well. Controller for battery? I don't even know wtf you are talking about there. I have a quick charge kit that sits in another room it's not even connected to the 360. So I think you just need to shut your uninformed mouth. Geesh, some of the ignorant posts on this site are just incredible.
launch system bought on 11/22/05....and still pluggin away 3-4 hours every other day. Edit: Oh and NEVER used any kind of cooler. sits in my open air entertainment center...ventilated and dusted....runs perfect.
Yeah my launch console works perfect. I've also had some form of cooling fan blowing in it or on it since launch. It gets well over 100F here in the summer and the heat is just a little too much for electronics. I just exchanged my cable box last week from it overheating and dying. :P
... so you're the one eh? i'm on my 3rd now. i just hope the ps3 doesn't break that often because that would pss me off.
yep had mine 13 mths and only ever got hot once because i left it in a closed glass cabnet duh, never did that again never had a failure and it doesnt get any warmer then the ps3 when its left in an open ventilated space so im not worried, its true to a degree that alot of people have failures because they dont give the console air, but for the people that have bought faulty launch consoles it sucks and i understand why alot of people are angry with MS i love my 360 and hope i dont have any problems with it but im not going to stress everydaythinking the worst, it doesnt get hot so im happy
yep i havnt had that fear either. i think i will be more worried when the warrenty runs out, but untill then i dont care as i wont have to pay for a repair, doesnt mean i dont look after my Xbox 360, i just dont worry about this issue like stated in the article (when i turn on the console blah blah blah)
1st one died in 80-something days (launch unit) and the second one lasted 1 year and 3 months. And is now now dead. So all in all, 1 yr & 6 months for $520 (for the system, tax and 2 yrs of live, heck i didnt even get my 2 yrs worth out of Live) And now im expected to pay MS $70, because they built a defective system!? I will not be paying MS anything, Fvck them! Im sorry, but what a fvcking piece of sh!t the system is. The most unreliable piece of hardware i have ever owned, period! So good luck to all you guys, who's systems havent broke yet. But it will, trust me, its just a matter of time. I dont care how much you baby it. It will.
nice that probably stays pretty cool all the time in itself :P I have mine on a wire storage rack I got from Target. It's black, matches my elite. :P
tough name... that's why they call it a nightmare :P My original works 100% fine too. But believe me, seeing my friend's 360's drop around me, it has me worried everytime I fire the launch console up. haha
Xbox 360 + Cooler + HDDVD + Wifi + Wireless .. + Controller for battery + .... = An Ugly console with bunch of things that stuck to it worth 750$ ? Ahaha With that ugly adapter
At least it doesn't look like a god damn grill!
but you don't have the bubbles!
i agree with caffman. dude (Xsux360) your a sony fanboy ok, deal with it, and leave us alone and MAYBE you can get some bubbles back.
I know of the problems, and yeah I've got a launch console. But I never fear it is going to crash, never had any problems with it (except it has froze duing Halo 2 three times) But really, I never fear 3 red rings.
xsux you just described my 360 haha... antec cooler, elite 360, hd dvd drive, wireless adapter all together. Sure it's ugly...but hey, it's "cool" :P
still got my launch 360 and i havent used a cooling device but my friend has gone through 5 now lol
It's stories right there that keep me from buying one, but it's been getting harder and harder to convince myself to hold off.
just gotta get lucky i guess cuz i still have the same one but best buy has given him a brand new one every time but he has to start his games all over ever time but he gets to keep his gamerscore
Zinswin- Thanks for the marble slab tip. It should also sexC up my entertainment stand too.
I have a PS3 and Wii, and would like to get a 360, but reading articles like have kept me from getting one. I would really like to play gears of war. Microsoft please fix your system!
and it has never had a problem. However my friends just had to send back his ps3 as it stopped reading discs properly!
Mines still going strong. Maybe once it goes than i can understand what all the fuss is about until than its just a bunch of hersay to me! Knock on wood just in case.
I have a nyko intercooler but sometimes after 3-4 hours of play I have to turn the console off for an hour because that thing gets hotter than nuke. I know there are systems that dont overheat like that but not mine. I hope they release a heat free series.
problem solved bin it its that simple that was the easy option for me no more calls to customer services no more listening to an idiot telling me its my fault just like to thank trading standards for helping me get my money back welcome home sony
ok my Xbox 360 sits on top of a table as shown below, it never overheats even if i play for hours on end.
Broken record. even with all of your whining, moaning. lieing, crying and petition signing the 360 is still kicking the hell out of the PS3 (two months under 100k) oh yeah "blue screen of death"
I don't even feel we should even have to think about getting an additional cooler for the 360. I have mine in a pretty good spot that is ventilated and has a fan blowing air onto it and it is now starting to lock up every day. I'm on my second system and if this one goes bad, then I'll just get the system replaced since it is under it's warranty. Funny thing is it locks up worse when it first comes after being turned off for awhile. This time around though if I do have to send it back, atleast I have my PS3 to play.
I've been running mine since day one with no cooling and i have not gotten the ring of death.
I'd love to debate you on the issue of reliability Caffman, but you're a 360 fanboy. Even with all your bubbles.
I prefer 360 but have never said I would never get a PS3. I just want to make sure that they don't start dying like the several PS2s I've had (all laser burnout)
Well mine is still working, but I didn't expect anything else from it since I bought it in April of this year. I'm done with the Intercooler, just a week ago one at my friends place fried the 360 from inside out.
I'm on my third and waiting for microsoft to fix this before i upgrade to the elite.
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