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#1 xbox916

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Posted 11 February 2006 - 09:35 PM

Anyone elses xbox sound like a lawnmower when its running a game disc. I thought it was a seriously loud fan at first, but if I eject the disc its quiet again. Then I realized it was just the sound of the DVDrom spooling up...iono, maybe Im just used to my water cooled computer, but this thing seems so loud to me.


Is this normal?

#2 taikwondoejoe

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Posted 11 February 2006 - 09:38 PM

My DVD drive is pretty loud. Not comparable to a lawnmower.

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Posted 11 February 2006 - 10:02 PM

The only time i really notice it is when i first put the game in...after that it seems pretty quiet.

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Posted 11 February 2006 - 10:07 PM

theres currently 2 360 dvd drives a quiet one a one that sounds like a jet engine u got the jet engine and u cant switch them out cause there locked to the motherboard like the harddrive.

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Posted 12 February 2006 - 04:08 PM

yeah mine is fairly loud but only as loud as my fan thats running at 12v so im not bothered

Edited by grim_d, 12 February 2006 - 04:09 PM.


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Posted 13 February 2006 - 07:18 PM

Yep, I got a lawn mower right here. I should call MS and see if I can this weed wacker replaced. dry.gif

#7 xbox916

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Posted 14 February 2006 - 05:01 AM

I guess the most annoying part is that it never goes away. I would understand that it would be loud and need super high RPMs for high data rate when it's loading a game...but...it never slows down. Its like driving a car at 9,000rpms all day long. Gets old fast.

What the hell does it need high data rates in the middle of a level for? Music? pffffft.

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Posted 14 February 2006 - 05:42 PM

man chill out and turn up the volume tongue.gif

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Posted 15 February 2006 - 04:01 AM

I stood mine up and hid it behind my monitor, so now I never notice it.

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Posted 15 February 2006 - 07:15 PM

QUOTE(m0dhe@d @ Feb 11 2006, 10:14 PM) View Post

theres currently 2 360 dvd drives a quiet one a one that sounds like a jet engine u got the jet engine and u cant switch them out cause there locked to the motherboard like the harddrive.


huh XBox360 HDD is not locked to the motherboard.


#11 Joergen

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Posted 15 February 2006 - 08:01 PM

But the dvd drives are, so DOI (like how women say duh).

And yes the drive spinning at max RPM 24/7 is one of the things in the 360 launch games that makes you go up to the developers and punch them in the mouth for not precaching AT ALL to the HDD.

Like in PGR3 it streams the textures of the track from the DVD constantly, and even though you've already completed a full lap it still keeps hammering the DVD for any subsequent laps you do because it doesnt cache to the HDD at all. AARGGHHH Bizarre you are just begging to be slapped.

But luckily I have the newer drive that especially when horizontal isnt loud at all.. at least not distractingly loud. But somewhat louder when vertical, sort of a mechanical raawwwrr to it but when horizontal its just a smooth whiss.



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Posted 15 February 2006 - 08:05 PM

QUOTE(DaddyO21 @ Feb 15 2006, 06:22 PM) View Post

huh XBox360 HDD is not locked to the motherboard.


He may mean the first XBOX, although if you format the HDD (and lose BC capabilities sad.gif it asks for the 360 Serial)

QUOTE(Joergen @ Feb 15 2006, 07:08 PM) View Post

And yes the drive spinning at max RPM 24/7 is one of the things in the 360 launch games that makes you go up to the developers and punch them in the mouth for not precaching AT ALL to the HDD.

Like in PGR3 it streams the textures of the track from the DVD constantly, and even though you've already completed a full lap it still keeps hammering the DVD for any subsequent laps you do because it doesnt cache to the HDD at all. AARGGHHH Bizarre you are just begging to be slapped.


Probably because not all 360's will have the HDD, esp with the people who had to get a Core because of the Premium shortage (although it would have been nice if it could detect the HDD and use it for caching if it was there)

It looks rather poor when racing and and all of a sudden the windows on a building just appear, or you see faceless buildings.

Edited by loserkid182, 15 February 2006 - 08:10 PM.


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Posted 15 February 2006 - 10:03 PM

Mine was a dam lawnmower...lol.. it's back in the shop but I had the suposebly "quiet" model and it was still loud.. I had that samsung drive (i think) instead of the usual hitatchi\LG drive.. I have noice canceling headphones when I play it on my monitor and i can still hear the dvd dirve :|


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#14 Diddycoon

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Posted 19 February 2006 - 12:38 PM

Yup mine also sounds like its going to take off and fly around the room LOL. sad.gif

Maybe MS could slow down the read/spin speed down via a live update or use
the harddrive as a buffer to stop it constantly streaming data or something.

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Posted 19 February 2006 - 09:30 PM

I dont even hear my 360's Dvd
just a lil fan sound which is commonly found in all things that RUN FANS lol
but no Dvddrive sound,No Power Adapter Sound,No HDD sound either
just a lilfan noise


lol I guess our parts is different




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