Feb 27 2006, 01:52 PM
i dont if people have posted this but capret with long fibers will cause the 360 to over heat. So the 360 could be the only thing with in twenty feet but still over heat from the carpet. I figured this out at my friends house the other night. I took it over and with in twenty mins of p,laying i was getting the red ring. This happened several times afyter we had turned it off and let it cool several times. My friends bad finally suggested we move onto the marble near the fireplace and that did the trik it didnt over heat again. It has also never overheated at my house were we keep it on a short fibered rug. Sorry if this has already been posted.
Feb 27 2006, 02:19 PM
Not be a dick, but your post=duh.
I guess some out there don't know this.. But it has been posted a gazillion times and I think it's in a sticky. Thanks for reminding us though.
Feb 27 2006, 05:53 PM
you are not supposed to put computers directly on the carpet... causes heat, but also the fan could suck up all the dust from the carpet and that is not a good thing.
Feb 27 2006, 07:37 PM
how many of us with a laptop use it top of the bed or carpet floor
i do and the shit never heats up
Feb 27 2006, 07:42 PM
in my experience laptops places on a material suraface, like carpet or bed, do get notably warmer than when on flat hard surface.
a laptop also is not usually a 200W energy cruncher.
The p4 desktop replacement ones certainly can overheat, or the earlier ones could anyway.
Feb 27 2006, 10:54 PM
Laptops get super hot under load (which is something they arent under when you surf the net). There was even a law suit in england when a guy burnt his balls with a laptop (not kidding).
Or try wrapping a laptop charger/power supply in your carpet and then feel how hot it is after running some 3dmark for 20mins.
BTW I'm worried about the thin-fin heatsink on the CPU, that thing is just waiting to get clogged up with fibers from a carpet since there doesnt seem to be any thin-enough grills on the 360 to keep them out. Though the plastic cover and the metallic cover form a two-layered honeycomb grill that might keep some out successfully.
Feb 28 2006, 05:21 PM
QUOTE(Joergen @ Feb 27 2006, 04:01 PM)
There was even a law suit in england when a guy burnt his balls with a laptop (not kidding).
Feb 28 2006, 05:44 PM
yeah it is in the sticky...
it's also in the owners manual...
and on the xbox.com website...
It really is just common sense, no electronics should sit on bare carpet for many many reasons (heat, dust, vibrations, static shock, bearing run-out, fire, etc)
As for those who argue that they put their PC/laptop on carpet or bedding etc.: I can drive my car into a brick wall and have it still run, just because I can doesn't make it ok to do it, it doesn't mean it was designed to do that, and it doesn't mean I should keep doing it.
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