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#1 xboxhaxorz

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Posted 12 May 2004 - 12:41 AM

so far i have installed 3 heatsinks on my board

mpcx chip
and the 2 ram chips, and on each has a fan, same as the xbox v1.0 fans

then i have another fan under the hard disk drive cooling my 250 gig drive

then i have a led fan which is spinning at 100% as per xbtool changing bios

i am obsessed with cooling, so any ideas are helpful as long as i dont have to do any haking on the outside of case, inside haking is alright

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Posted 12 May 2004 - 12:52 AM

You have fans on your Ram?!

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Posted 12 May 2004 - 12:56 AM

so far i have installed 3 heatsinks on my board

mpcx chip
good choice, this definately needs cooling

and the 2 ram chips, and on each has a fan, same as the xbox v1.0 fans
heatsinks aren't really necessary on ram chips, but heatsinks and fans on ram? thats overkill... and what about the ram chips on the bottom of the mobo?

then i have another fan under the hard disk drive cooling my 250 gig drive
sounds good, it probably gets pretty hot there

then i have a led fan which is spinning at 100% as per xbtool changing bios
do you have the fan hooked up to mobo or 12v molex? as far as i know xbtool fan speed only effects the stock fan...

i am obsessed with cooling, so any ideas are helpful as long as i dont have to do any haking on the outside of case, inside haking is alright
there was a recent post about replacing cpu heatsink with some radioshack one... theres also a tutorial out there for replacing the gpu heatsink with a zalman i believe

Edited by deviation56, 12 May 2004 - 12:58 AM.


#4 xboxhaxorz

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Posted 12 May 2004 - 01:34 AM

do you no were the tut is, i cannot find

btw, which is the gpu and the cpu

well i wanted more fans, so i put the heatsinks on ram, so i could place the fans


?if i use double sided tape and put the fan on the heatsink, does that still suck
the air out of the heatsink. or do i need to put it directly on it

#5 weeman666

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Posted 12 May 2004 - 09:05 PM

heatsinks on your ram chip.......obsession.

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Posted 12 May 2004 - 10:03 PM

you can put pretty much any northbridge heatsink onto your gpu with some arctic alumina thermal paste... btw i have CHROME heatsink on all 4 of my top ramchips (128mb upgrade) and blue heatsinks on every chip on the mobo... beat that tongue.gif

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Posted 12 May 2004 - 10:22 PM

wow much more of an obsession.

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Posted 12 May 2004 - 10:31 PM

hmm, i have a northbridge sitting around and some Artic Silver Alumina Adhesive paste, should i try to put the heatsink on the MCXP chip (V1.3 mobo) or is it not worth it?

everytime i try to put it on, it seems putting it on somehow kills the mcxp chip, or is that not really posibble?

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Posted 12 May 2004 - 10:37 PM

Hmm. wow> Take pictures! i want to see too!

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Posted 13 May 2004 - 12:34 AM

kinda crappy camera (a sony cybershot-U )

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Edited by havocaose, 13 May 2004 - 12:34 AM.


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Posted 13 May 2004 - 12:57 AM

Having heatsinks on the RAM chips is not as crazy as you think. Its been done for years on PCs. RAM dose get hot, the cooler the chips the longer they last and the more dependable they are. I donít happen to have any in my XBox, but I do have Thermaltakes RAM cooling system in my PC.

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Posted 13 May 2004 - 06:24 PM

so do you guys think i should try to put a heatsink on my mcxp chip, as the last two trys seemed to have fucked up the chip (other factors were involved to)?

is there ne risk of killing the chip by just putting on a heatsink?

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Posted 14 May 2004 - 02:45 AM

were did you buy those heatsinks man

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Posted 14 May 2004 - 05:57 AM

RaptorBull - Yes you should put a heatsink on your XBox's MCPX chip. I put them in any XBox I open. All the ones I use came from Spotted Horse. I think they were designed to fit the chip just right. They also come with thermal sticky tape on them. Simply peel the tape off and stick it on the MCPX chip.

They really do work. Install one in your XBox, run it for awhile and touch it. You will notice its a quite warm.




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