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#1 Xbox-Scene


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Posted 31 January 2008 - 06:47 AM

BenHeck Testing 65nm Xbox 360 in a Laptop Configuration
Posted by XanTium | January 31 00:47 EST | News Category: Xbox360
From benheck.com:

For the last year or so talk of the new, fabled 65nm Xbox 360's have circulated the interwebs. Now - in this brave year 2008 - I have installed one of these newer 360's in a laptop-type environment, to replace a Zephyr Elite I had been using.

The hottest visible spot on these heatsinks is an area I like to call the "crotch" - where the [GPU] heatpipe emerges from the base of the 'sink'. Anyway, word on the street is that the GPU remains 90nm, and this seems to be the case. At peak it was reading about 140 degrees, which is in line with the Elite Zephyr MB. So in this laptop I think I'd like to shore up the cooling for the GPU more than the CPU because ... the CPU runs a lot cooler than it used to. Even after 30 minutes the crotch of my "super copper heatsink" only got to about 110 degrees. This is in contrast to the Zephyr which easily got up to the 150's at this same spot, with the same heatsink.

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Here's also hoping I can finish up this laptop and show it on the site. Everything is done but the heat issue, and it's quite the looker.

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 07:50 AM

Lookin good, looking forward to the results.

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 10:04 AM

I hope, he is going to do better cooling than MS! did. (MS should go directly to 55 nm GPU, 150 C is way to hot)

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 10:48 AM

Go Ben hehehe

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 11:36 AM

QUOTE(eduardor2k @ Jan 31 2008, 09:40 AM) View Post

I hope, he is going to do better cooling than MS! did. (MS should go directly to 55 nm GPU, 150 C is way to hot)

I assume he meant 150F, or 65C. 150C would be melting the case!

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 04:34 PM

I love almost every project Ben's done, but every time he does a "Laptop 360" he says it's his last. Sounds like a rapper that always says he's retiring, but drops an album 2-3 months later tongue.gif

Still, great work as always. I wonder why he doesn't look into marketing a complete "360 laptop DIY kit". Maybe I'm in the minority with that, though.

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 09:56 PM

You must be joking!!! grr.gif I'm literally more than half-way through building a laptop 360 with a falcon. Oh well, if it weren't for Ben Heck, I would've never been inspired to do a mod like this, let alone have a tutorial on how to do it. Looks like he rotated the mobo 90 degrees, possibly to fit it into a 15" configuration?

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 10:19 PM

looking forward to a finished product, I'm sure it will make us all drool.

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 10:46 PM

some people have the time but not the money,
some people have the money but not the time,
benheck is just 1337
i cant wait to see this one finished

woot woot 800th post!!

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