Hdd Cooling Needed?
Posted 26 July 2005 - 05:13 AM
Posted 26 July 2005 - 05:17 AM
i have a 200gb maxtor like urs and ive had it for about a week or so now, and it does get hotter than the original xbox hd cauz the xbox hd ran at 5400 rpm i believe, and mine and urs both run at 7200 rpm, but ive had no problems even though im still paranoid. if u feel the need, go ahead and by the fan, even though its optional.
Posted 26 July 2005 - 05:31 AM
I have modded dozens of consoles with new 7200rpm hard drives and have never had temperature issues.
Edited by Strud1512, 26 July 2005 - 05:32 AM.
Posted 26 July 2005 - 05:37 AM
Posted 26 July 2005 - 07:43 AM
The outdoor temp has nothing to do with your hdd/mobo temp as it always less than the temp those parts will be. Even in extremely hot regions it might just differ just a little.
Additional cooling is not needed, vacuuming your room frequently might be a better option, so the fan won't get clogged by collected dust.
If you're really paranoid, you can adjust your fanspeed in most current dashboards. Doing so results in a shorter lifespan for your fan, so beware, don't go from 20% to 100%
Posted 26 July 2005 - 09:03 AM
hahaha. you would be suprised how untrue that is. being an aussie myself i agree with KyesaRRi, the temp does make quite a difference. on a hot day my box reads from 5-10degrees hotter. but as Soullar said, most of the new dash's support fan control, so theres no need to worry m8
Posted 26 July 2005 - 09:16 AM
That's what I said ....
Agreed on the fact the early xbox's tend to overheat easier though.
Still occasionally vacuuming (or cleaning your xbox) is still a good solution (seen many xboxes worse than the inside of a vacuumcleaner bag)
Posted 26 July 2005 - 11:56 AM
I mounted two small cpu coolingfans to the left side of the box that will blow in air because the main fan is sucking air out of the box you will create a better air circulation, temperature drop 10 up to 15 degrees.
I replace3d the main fan with a better one and connected it directly to the 12V on the HDD cable.
And as last I cut out the black plastic whit the sticker on it where the HDD is located, so the main faan will blow air over the HDD directly.
After these modifgications the XBox never crashed again and is 100% stable.
The only thing you have to do is to clean the mainboard twice a year to get out the dust.
Posted 26 July 2005 - 04:58 PM
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