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#1 parkerpaws


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Posted 13 January 2006 - 08:28 AM

anyone who has done the 12v fan mod...was it noisy? and did it affect the cooling power of your xbox very much? im trying to decide if its worth it. Thanks very much.

#2 ItchyB


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Posted 13 January 2006 - 08:51 AM

If you live near an airport dont worry about the noise but if not it is a very noisy mod. If you are really concerned add an 80mm Fan. Not as easy but much quieter IMO.

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 02:11 PM

QUOTE(parkerpaws @ Jan 13 2006, 02:35 AM) View Post

anyone who has done the 12v fan mod...was it noisy? and did it affect the cooling power of your xbox very much? im trying to decide if its worth it. Thanks very much.

I did the 12volt mod, it took me about 3 minutes to do and cooled down my xbox a bit. It sounds a bit noisy if you arent playing any games, but as soon as the tv is on and the game is playing, it drowns out the noise of the fan.

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 07:59 PM

Why not just install Avalaunch Dashboard and edit the fan speed setting to run the fan at what ever speed you wish from 20% up to 100 % (100% is the same thing as the 12v fan mod.... the xbox cooling fan is a 12vdc fan), or use XBMC as your dashboard and adjust the fan speed under settings, you can also adjust the fan speed in the Bios.

PS: to edit the fan speed setting in Avalaunch... open the file avalaunch.xml on your comp using notepad.... change the speed to what ever percentage you wish (Never set the fan speed lower than 20%)... save the file after you edit it then transfer it back to your xbox C sector overwritting the exiting avalaunch.xml file... then reboot your xbox

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 08:13 PM

XBMC has an auto feature that you set your temps with and it alters the fan speed to get there or lower

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 08:14 PM

i did the 12v fan mod and it cooled from 135 cpu down to 95 and a hd temp of 84 down to 77. i also did some trimming its helpful. its kinda loud. but its easy and like he said you get used to the noise.

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 08:16 PM

i did the 12v mod, but im about to undo it b/c its so freakin loud. if tryin to watch a movie at night in ur room with the volume low so as not to take ur sister who always gets ticked off (not that ive had experience with that or anything) u cant even hear the movie b/c the dang fan sounds like a freakin jet takin off.

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 09:14 PM

My 1st Xbox had the 12v fan mod done & the extra noise wasnt really noticable.


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Posted 13 January 2006 - 09:26 PM

i had it for a while, but its really noisy and not really worth it, it cools down the xbox alot, but it runs just as good at 135 as it does at 100, so why put up with the noise?

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