Oct 30 2003, 05:17 PM
At first I thought I got lucky when I discovered I had a 1.0 XBOX, since I had read it's the easiest to mod. But I'm going to use mine mainly as a media center (divx, mp3), and the freakin' GPU fan is noisy - especially when the room is quiet (which it will be when we're trying to watch movies).
I searched the boards to see if there are any guides for replacing the noisy fan with one that is quieter, etc., but saw nothing.
If there are no workarounds, I may chip the box and then sell it - using that money to go out and get another, quieter box. Has anyone heard whether re-furbs are stilll largely 1.0 boxes? That would suck to go through all that only to get another noisy 1.0.
Oct 30 2003, 05:20 PM
there was a guide on www.xbox-scene.com under tutorials, look for "Makign the XBOX Silent"
and most refurbs ive seen lately adn 1.0 and 1.1
i liek the 1.1s...99.9% of the benefits of a 1.0 and none of the loud ass GPU fans, lol
Hong Kong Phooey
Oct 30 2003, 06:11 PM
Turn up your t.v.
Oct 30 2003, 06:20 PM
yeah, lol, that is about the best thing to do, but ti doesnt always work (liek when im watching a movie or playing a game after everyone else has gone to sleep, lol)
Oct 30 2003, 06:35 PM
Thanks lordvader. Searched the FAQ and forums but not the tutorials (Doh!).
For movies where lots of stuff gets blowed up, I could definately just turn up the volume. But during the quieter scenes I know the fan's gonna annoy me. And I'm not even going to get into the ramifications of blasting the volume if I "accidently" download some pron
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