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Otaku Chat “How Can I Make My XBOX 360 Quieter?” by John Booty

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John Booty 2 years ago on 01/14/12
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This is one of those questions where Google's results are just overwhelming, since there are quite a few 360 models and there is an overwhelming amount of totally misguided/incomprehensible advice from insane 14 year-olds.

So I'm hoping maybe somebody on here has experience!

It's one of the earlier HDMI models with 120GB from 2007. Not sure if it was the very first one with HDMI or the updated one that came out a bit later.

he high-pitched whine this thing makes drives me nuts. It's definitely the main fan(s) - I get the same noise even when the HDD is disconnected and the optical drive isn't spinning.

I'm not afraid of opening it up and changing a fan or something. Can anybody point me in the right direction?
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Matthew 2 years ago on 01/14/12
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WD-40.
PS: And I mean just hose the thing down. The whole thing.
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RogueSamus 2 years ago on 01/14/12
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hey i will make cam come in here and tell you exactly what he did but he tore his all apart and vacuumed it out and it made it a lot quieter!

i have a set of micro-vacuum parts for vacuuming out sewing machines, and it did the trick!
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Captain Fancy Pants 2 years ago on 01/14/12
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How many posts until someone seriously suggests getting a ps3 or water cooling?
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Moonage Daydream 2 years ago on 01/14/12
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ichigo15 said:
water cooling


Amateur hour

http://www.pugetsystems.com/mineral-oil-pc.php
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Johnny Landmine 2 years ago on 01/15/12
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My cousin put his 360 in the frezer and it dint make it quiter but it did get cold so maybe he overclocked it lmao! Anyway good luck i dunno about 360 fuck micro$oft
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tranoid no ki 2 years ago on 01/15/12
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Either get an aftermarket fan mod, or just sound dampen the thing. Non-slim 360s are loud as fuck, so good luck.
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John Booty 2 years ago on 01/15/12
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Straight Baby Thighs said:
Either get an aftermarket fan mod, or just sound dampen the thing. Non-slim 360s are loud as fuck, so good luck.

Yeah do you have any specific hints? There are quite a few aftermarket fans and ways to mod and bleeeearrrrrggh.

I had to install DD-WRT just so I could use my router as a wireless bridge since my 260 doesn't have wireless, which is already about 100x more effort than I like to expect on vidja games.

A slim would be nice but I don't have the dough to spend.

RogueSamus said:
hey i will make cam come in here and tell you exactly what he did but he tore his all apart and vacuumed it out and it made it a lot quieter!

i have a set of micro-vacuum parts for vacuuming out sewing machines, and it did the trick!

I'll do this!
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Dio 2 years ago on 01/15/12
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How about never turning it on again? That will keep it quiet
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John Booty 2 years ago on 01/15/12
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Dio said:
How about never turning it on again? That will keep it quiet

I can't let Steph win like that.
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Rexall 2 years ago on 01/15/12
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Straight Baby Thighs said:
Either get an aftermarket fan mod, or just sound dampen the thing. Non-slim 360s are loud as fuck, so good luck.


Some versions contribute to RROD, others make even more noise.
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John Booty 2 years ago on 01/15/12
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This Thread said:
Q: How can I make my XBOX 360 quieter?
A: You should make your XBOX 360 quieter!






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Barney Stinson 2 years ago on 01/15/12
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Have you tried telling it to shush?
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Senator Hideki 2 years ago on 01/15/12
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Ak 2 years ago on 01/15/12
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If only you could access the bios and change the fan speed

then again you wouldn't wanna risk getting a rrod.
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Malkiah 2 years ago on 01/15/12
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Is it the actual fan itself that is making all the noise? Or is it the vibrations that the fan causes upon whatever the Xbox is sitting on? My 360 makes a lot of noise as well on my big metal 1950s era bomb-shelter desk, so I just placed a folded-up towel under it to muffle the vibrations.
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Frito 2 years ago on 01/15/12
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There are actually two things making noise, the power supply can be stashed and put behind something to help as long as it still has air flow. The xbox itself however needs constant air so you can try building a compartment of air behind it using books or direct the noise so it doesn't bounce right off the wall and come back at you.
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fukkake 2 years ago on 01/15/12
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Oh I will make it quieter, we have a bat downstairs that will get the kinks RIGHT out.
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tranoid no ki 2 years ago on 01/15/12
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Or it will get the kinks IN, amirite/
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LeeChan 2 years ago on 01/15/12
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Barney Stinson said:
Have you tried telling it to shush?


RUDE MAN WHO SHUSHES PLEASE CALL

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