My phat xbox360 is loud af!

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  1. slaphappygamer
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    I think I know the answer, my fan seems be running 100% a lot. If I clean my fan and redo the thermal paste, I should be in good shape? Is there anything else I should be watching for? I did this with my laptop and it runs much quieter. Also, I have leftover thermal paste.
     


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    in theory it should. r u using a jtag or rgh, 'cause u can adjust the fan speed or include temp thresholds. and, r u sure it's not the dvd drive making all that noise?
     
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    It's stock. I sent it to Microsoft many many moons ago for RROD. I'll listen closer to know if it's the DVD drive or the fan. I doubt the harddrive can get that loud. It's like everything is vibrating. I was halfway thinking of getting a slim or E version console for the hdmi and better harddrive compatibility. My current one will have to die first.
     
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    it sounds like it's overheating. u'll get 2 red lights with that error. I'd suggest replacing the thermal paste and cleaning the fan. the problem with the phat systems is that the cpu and gpu r kinda boxed in next to the dvd drive and a ways away from the fan.
     
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    Bin it.
    Xenons aren't worth the effort anymore.

    Other then that, just disassemble it, replace the thermal paste and clean it.
     
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    If you sent it to MS for RROD then chances are it was not a Jasper motherboard, most things pre Jasper were loud as a plane under normal conditions. It can be the DVD, not a lot you can do about that these days beyond use a ODDE. Back when there were modded firmwares that ran slower but not any more.
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    I've checked that diagram. I have a xenon, no doubt. The DVD drive is a Hitachi. If the paste and cleaning the innerts don't work, then I'll scrap it.
     
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    You can sell some parts off, maybe modify the case for those with JTAG Xenons/Opusses?
     
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    Good luck with that. 360s are obnoxiously loud even out of the box. Mine sounds a bit like an airplane taking off.
     
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    Me RGH is loud cus I've set the fans higher but me stock Kronos model is relatively quiet.

    I actually prefer to have the fans audible, atleast I know then it's getting cooled.
     
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    my 360 and ps3 r loud due to fans being set higher. I have temp thresholds for both set at 140 degrees F/60 degrees C, so the temperature never gets above that. I'm pretty sure the ps3's processors r designed to run at higher temperatures though, so I could set that one a little higher. anyway, with surround sound, u probably won't even hear them that often.
     
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    PS3 is designed to run hot.
    Temps of 75c isn't uncommon.
     
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    That 360 is just a loud system really but opening it up and cleaning the dust off the boards and then cleaning the fans makes a huge difference but it's probably not going to be silent. I kinda miss repairing and cleaning 360s, use to make a lot of money doing so.
     
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    Where's the temperature sensor placed though? On the CPU itself?
     
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    It should be inside the CPU, GPU and RAM.
    The case one... idk tho.
     
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    So, I took the Xbox apart and cleaned it up real good. It's still loud. I've found out that it's the fans and it's normal. I'm looking to maybe replace the fans. I found these. Im trying to find some without lights, though.
     
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    Make sure you've clean the old thermal gunk and replaced it properly.

    Talismoon fans are okayish I heard.
    You could snip away the back mesh (I found that it cooled me RGH with a degree or 2, especially since there's a better airflow.
    Also, cut some cardboard and slap it on the GPU heatsink, extending the duct.
     
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    the thermal gunk is what i didnt touch. i should have, but i did get an old paint brush and wipe all the dust out. it was pretty bad. i think ill stop there. itll be a good reason to upgrade if this one dies. ive fed my audio from my tv to a bluetooth dongle. now, i cant hear the console at all and i can game all night without waking the kids.
     
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    Crack open the console and replace the thermal paste.
    It should cool it down significantly, if the old thermal paste is dried up.
     
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    That thermal paste was a mess. I cleaned it up and applied new paste there. Thanks for making me delve back in there. I never opened the Xbox like that and now I know that it'll be cooling properly.

    So, I had 2 red lights now after the Xbox has been on for a few minutes. I went back in and replaced the thermal paste at the CPU or GPU (I only did one before). Now it purrs like a kitten. I feel much better now. :)
     
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