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Discussion in 'Xbox Consoles' started by icyoooppplaa, May 10, 2009.

  1. icyoooppplaa

    icyoooppplaa Crushed Ice

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    My xbox 360 elite(not sure if elite matters) is overheating. I can't play it for more than 3-10 minutes in a game. But it works for about 20 minutes when Im on dashboard. I have had my xbox for 2 years and I believe the warranty is 1 year unless its red ring. This has also been going on for the past 2-3 months so its not a just now problem.

    Now I'm putting it on the only air vent in my room and it works perfectly(rarely overheats when playing nazi zombies though). Since its the only air vent my room get VERY HOT so I want to do something else with it.

    What do I do in this situation?

    P.S. I'm poor so buying a new xbox is not an option right now.
     
  2. ilikecookies

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    Call Microsoft and ask them what the problem is and how you can fix it (If possible).
     
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    T3kNi9e Conquistador

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    Yea, the only thing u can do is call them and hope they will fix it or give some kind of fix. There's nothing outside of modding your xbox that u can do to keep it cooler. There are fans u can buy for your 360 but those will just kill your xbox because it works against the turbines already put on your Xbox and/or it just pulls more current. So unless u can put a fan that runs on it's own power and cut a whole in your xbox so that u can put the fan in a spot that isn't the back, there's nothing u can do.

    Or get fans that blow INTO your xbox suction vents. (The sides).

    But it sounds like ur Xbox is overheating at an unusual pace, which is a technical problem. So call them up and pray they will do something (they probably wont). If not, try modding cuz there's nothing u can do outside of modding unless u buy a new one which is only $200 right now, so that's good. But you're short on cash so that sucks too.
     
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    try getting a chill pad, their designed for laptops but i hear they can do wonders for your xbox.

    no idea what the cost is though.
     
  5. Dorkfish

    Dorkfish I'm Good at Games

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    It was doing it for me, too. It was only doing it on one game though, Call of Duty: World at War. It recently stopped for some odd reason though, I have no clue why. I moved my fan closer to it so that the air would circulate better, maybe thats it.
     
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    My room is always room temperature so it doesn't do that. Your best bet is to get a couple fans and put them around your 360. Whatever you do, don't take the 360 apart or else it'll break the warranty with M$. Only take it apart if you know what you're doing.
     
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    Ummm what the hell else could it possibly be????? :tard:
     
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    ROB64 40lb box of rape

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    Definitely. It's what I use with mine, I haven't had any problems with overheating.
    I have the targus tornado ($20 when I bought it, it's probably gone down in price)
    http://www.shopping.com/xPO-Targus-Targus-Notebook-Portable-LapDesk-System-desk
     
  9. BirdMasterLv100

    BirdMasterLv100 I dared to google google.

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    Thanks alot for posting this advice.

    I was going to get one very soon,so it's lucky i read this.
    Now i'll go with that cool pad that Rob posted.
     
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    room temperature, from my definition is anything that's a comfortable condition. No need for A/C or heater.

    Way to attack something unnecessary though. Good job, Sprinter; you're a wealth of information.
     
  11. sprinter

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    Your room is room temperature? If A room is NOT room temperature, what exactly would it be? Sorry I point out stupidity when I see it. Now you are sarcastically saying I am a wealth of information... When you are the one pointing out that your room is room temperature... Now THAT is truly a wealth of information you shared there!

    Next...
     
  12. T3kNi9e

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    You must be a person who stays secluded and are not that socialable... "Room Temperture" does not actually mean the temperature of your room. "Room Temperature" refers to a temperature that is deemed "Confortable" Usually this temperature is around 70 degrees Farenheit, but this is relative as everyone is different. But it is usually along 70...
     
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    Thank you T3k.
     
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    Dorkfish I'm Good at Games

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    72 to be precise.
     
  15. sprinter

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    Ummm yeah not sociable, ok then...

    Guess I am the only person on the planet that thinks when somebody points out that their room is "room temperature" you don't read that and go, "well no ****!?!?!"

    That's one of the dumbest sayings of all time. What's next? My green grass is green?

    At any rate, I doubt there are any rooms out there that are room temperature, that are going to cause a 360 to overheat in my most places this time of year... Unless your room is in hell, and it's room temperature there...

    I guess my room is never room temperature, or at least very rarely, cuz I like it lower than 72...
     
  16. T3kNi9e

    T3kNi9e Conquistador

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    When a person does not realize what "Room Temperature" means, I don't think "Well, that's a common mistake" I simply think "Wow, this guy is an idiot"

    Sorry, but that's just what it is... Also I think it's more than just a "saying" Im pretty sure u can probably learn that in a grade school science book.

    Also please take this personally because you deserve every bit of it for coming in this thread trying to be a smart ass.
     
  17. Monsteroids

    Monsteroids Psychedelic Snail

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    There are many odd, but general expressions. Like a foot as height measurement, or pound as a weight measurement. We still accept and use them regardless. Welcome to the English Language buddy. Room Temperture is just a standard set temperature that you can make comparisons to. Stop whining and live with it. It's found in many instruction sets and used in most Grade School Chemistry courses.

    Sorry for the thread derailment.

    Cool pads and Tech Support were both very viable suggestions. Modding is a risky business my friend. I suggest that you are very tech savy before diving into your 360. I have used a cooling pad for both my laptop and 360 and can confidently say that they work wonders for both. Shouldn't cost too much.
     
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    Fun stuff, so whatever my room temperature actually is, is irrelevant... Yet room temperature is an acceptable method for knowing it's not causing your Xbox overheating issues, because it's room temperature, and we had to learn that in science class?

    And I'm a, not that sociable, smart ass, idiot?

    What else is in today's lesson professor?
     
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    Scientific definition:

    For scientific calculations, room temperature is often taken to be 24 to 25.5 degrees Celsius, 528 to 537 degrees Rankine (°R), or 293 to 296.5 kelvin (K), with an average of 21 °C, about 70 degrees Fahrenheit (°F).[3] For numerical convenience, either 20 °C or 300 K is often used. However, room temperature is not a precisely defined scientific term as opposed to Standard Temperature and Pressure, which has several, slightly different, definitions.

    Now that we have that out of the way...

    Room temperature (also referred to as ambient temperature) is a common term to denote a certain temperature within enclosed space at which humans are accustomed. Room temperature is thus often indicated by general human comfort, with the common range of 7°C (44°F) to 32°C (90 °F), though climate may acclimatize people to higher or lower temperatures.

    So by that definition, 90 degree F *could* be warm enough to overheat a 360. Yet I am the smart ass, and the idiot, that's not very sociable. Just because I'm not a walking dictionary or encyclopedia, doesn't mean I don't know what the common term means.

    My favorite part is this...

    Yet small temperature differences have large effects on many natural processes. Therefore scientists who do observe a distinction between the two specifications may be sticklers about which one to apply. For example, heat given off by electronics or motors may warm the area around an experiment relative to the rest of a room. Under such circumstances, and depending on the question under investigation, some scientists would consider it inaccurate to report that an experiment took place at room temperature.

    So since you guys want to be captain ****ing obvious... Your Xbox gives off heat. So although your room my be "room temperature" the area directly around your Xbox probably is not... So there's your scientific lesson for today...
     
  20. ROB64

    ROB64 40lb box of rape

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    Hmm, ok.


    Soo, icy, any word on what you're going to do?
     

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