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How To Hack Your Xbox 360 Fan To Make It Quieter

ExtremeTech writes: "It seems like Microsoft, in designing the Xbox 360, set out to create the loudest game console ever built by mankind-and we wouldn't be surprised if it succeeded. When you turn on a 360 and its rear fans start to spin, it sounds like a Cessna revving up for takeoff. Then the DVD drive kicks in and the Cessna transforms into a full blown 747.

Jason Cross attempted to silence, or at least quiet down, an Xbox 360 some time ago. Since then, ready-made mods have appeared to help with noise. We're talking about the Talismoon Whisper Fan for the 360, made to spec to replace the 360's stock, noisy dual-fan unit.

Getting into an Xbox 360 isn't easy unless you have the proper tools. Thankfully, a company created unlock kits (for this article, we used the kit known as V2) that perfectly fit the various tabs and screws you have to manipulate to get the 360's case open."

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lynx1halo3122d ago (Edited 3122d ago )

now that is truly sad and embarrassing that any company as HUGE and profitable as Microsoft would charge you $200 or $300 plus for a product that you have to fix yourself

@ Marceles .........LOL LOL "the buggy on Highway 17 and the 360 were having a loudness contest"

BrianC62343122d ago (Edited 3122d ago )

Anyone who plays on Xbox Live should think twice before doing something like this. Microsoft can tell when you've modded your 360 and they might ban your 360 if they notice it isn't running the way it should. Just a warning.

Hey idiot who disagreed with me, get a life. I'm telling the truth on this. Micrsoft can tell when you mod your 360. They will ban your 360 if they detect you modded it. Go ahead and do it if you want but remember they can tell.

Dpa3122d ago

He was right to disagree with you because you are wrong, a simple fan switch cannot get you banned. It will simply void your warranty, the modification that will get you banned is reflashing your DVD drives firmware to play pirated games.

Feihc Retsam3122d ago

"...loudest game console ever built by mankind..."
Were there some consoles made by wild animals or aliens?

I'm pretty confident that man kind is alone in the console building business

BrianC62343122d ago

"He was right to disagree with you because you are wrong, a simple fan switch cannot get you banned. It will simply void your warranty, the modification that will get you banned is reflashing your DVD drives firmware to play pirated games."

No, you're wrong. Microsoft can tell when you mod the 360. Even a simple fan swith can show up. I just warned people. For your terrible post you get a big disagree from me.

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Marceles3122d ago

I would love to have a mod to quiet down the 360. It's not particularly the fan that bothers me, but the DVD spinning in the tray is loud as hell. I was playing the Orange Box last night and it seemed like the buggy on Highway 17 and the 360 were having a loudness contest. If the 360 was as silent as playing an XBLA game, then I'd definitely have no complaints

StrboyM3122d ago

get the shotgun, and take it for a walk in the woods....

YoMeViet3122d ago

turn up the music and try to drown the noises out, or headphones work too

whateva3122d ago

Just buy a PS3 you will Love it trust Me

InYourMom3122d ago

you will never hear it because you will hardly or ever turn it on because it's a boring hunk-o-grill.

Let me take a bubble for your trolling Sony asshat.

whateva3121d ago (Edited 3121d ago )

try again sucker!

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