Jul 25 2004, 08:11 AM
Just installed a new Xenuim Ice on a 1.0 xbox with a new 250gb maxtor drive.
My temps are.....
CPU : 63.6c
MB : 48c
and the led is orange.
Im assuming im running things too hot, being stationed in japan i dont have AC, so what can i do to lower the temp? and how long at these temps before the xbox craps out?
sorry for the noobish topic, just need some advice.
Jul 25 2004, 09:33 AM
That is quite high, but shouldn't be causing it to shutdown (that happens above 70 I think).
Ideally, it should be running at 50 or below for CPU temp.
Make sure that your fan is connected and working, and that there is sufficient ventillation around the xbox.
A quick fix would be to edit your bios to increase the default fan speed from 20% to 40-60%. This makes more noise, but is very good at reducing the system temperature.
Jul 25 2004, 11:06 AM
Along with the 40-60% fan speed increase you can also try to replace the thermal compound for the cpu and gpu. I believe there is a tutorial on this on xbox scene, but instead of using arctic silver 3 you should use the newer and better arctic silver 5. A local computer store would probably carry this and if you are interested in this you can visit www.arcticsilver.com for instructions. Hope this helps!
Jul 25 2004, 01:01 PM
the highest i have seen my cpu go is around 53.5, i think that is perfectly normal, since two of my xbox's run the same temp, mobo is usually 40-43 and hdd same.
Jul 25 2004, 02:48 PM
i did the 12v fan mod and i cut out the back of the HDD tray to allow the fan to blow directly on the HDD.
with those two mods, i havent done anything extensive, just coping some more games, and running NES roms, but the temp when i turned off the machine said the CPU temp was 55C
thats alittle better, i have just gotten used to things running hot, my PC does too. its all these hot japanese summers, cant wait till i get back to the AC in the states....
Jul 25 2004, 06:31 PM
I had the same problem with my 1.0 after adding my WD 250G. I ended up doing the 80mm fan mod and also changed the thermal compounfd on my GPU CPU with Arctic Silver Ceramique. ( I had some left over from a CPU build). right now after being on for an hour with some light use. I am at
CPU 44C - 111F
MB 42C - 108F
Much better than the 130's to 140's I was getting on the CPU. PLus the best way to make your new hard drive last is to keep it cool.
Jul 25 2004, 08:29 PM
In UK Ambient temp = 24C (in house !)
We have modded our box (V1.0) Added 200Gb Maxtor (7200 as u know)
Temps are now :
HDD 30 ! surprised us (after playing Halo for 1 hr from HDD )
So whats the mod ? .. Bios and/or Dash to give 66% fan speed (we found this to be the optimum) - noise not excessive.
PLUS we cut out complete 100% area (by fan) in the HDD plastic tray AND filled IN the 2 square holes (used piece of plastic ) and also removed the front end of tray-
Logic - to get a 'flow' over and under the HDD thru the tray - seems it's worked.
Still to test slight mods with our other trays we have.
Photos being loaded on www.4xbox.greater-peterborough.com next day or so.
Hope this helps
btw - Our PSU temp = 66
Jul 25 2004, 10:01 PM
where exactly do i edit the fan speed?
bios is x2 4983.06
should i change my bios? and if so, which one is a stable one to do so?
Jul 25 2004, 10:37 PM
this bios you are using is fine. just download a program called xbtool and open the bios file with the program. you will get a menu and there you will see a section called fan speed. just change the speed to your desired preference. I like 60% as my personal preference.
Jul 25 2004, 11:57 PM
xbtool 1.0.22 wont edit my bios. is there anything else to edit it with?
says its a unsupported kernel (1.00.4983.06)
Jul 26 2004, 02:44 AM
use a 4981 bios..it has the same features except it doesnt use that .xbe for use with 4983.
Jul 26 2004, 02:18 PM
well i went out and got a 2100 rpm 21db 80mm fan today.
so im gonna do the fan mod and replace the thermal on my chips, couldnt find artic silver, but i got some japanese equivelent. =P
and it only cost me 2100Y
Jul 27 2004, 10:01 AM
i replaced the thermal on the CPU, but when i tried to remove the heatsink on the nvidia chip, the heatsink wouldnt budge, dont get it, wouldnt move for anything, but before you ask, yes i removed the plastic clamp holding the heatsink down. =)
its like it was glued, didnt want to budge too far as i didnt want to break anything, but i put in the new fan, modded the case and replaced the thermal on the CPU.
Still letting the box run so i dont know what the new temps will be as of yet.
by the way, thanks for the help.
Jul 27 2004, 01:48 PM
looks like i will need to order some artic silver on next payday as im still running at around 55C
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