Water Cooling!

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Games & Content' started by SkH, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. SkH

    SkH GBAtemp Maniac

    Apr 5, 2006
    Hello everyone!

    I've finally found the answer to the dreaded RROD: Water Cooling! [​IMG]

    Anybody had experiences about it?

    Will the XBox 360 with Water Cooling will last forever?

    Post your thoughts/experiences here! [​IMG]
  2. Shyn

    Shyn GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 10, 2006
    United States
    Sacramento, CA
    It would probably be able to hold off a typical RROD, but there are other hardware faults that may arise.

    My 360 gave me a scare when the dvd drive decided to stop reading discs without any other errors. After some research, it turns out that drive failures are fairly common too.
  3. Prime

    Prime GBAtemp Psycho!

    Nov 7, 2007
    Under your bed
    Water Cooling can be expensive though.

    You should check out xbox scene and search, A few members have water cooled their 360s and they could get you a rough idea of pricing and how to do it.
  4. dodol

    dodol GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 24, 2007
    United States
    is using water cooling = 100% free RROD ?
  5. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United States
    I am not sure if we have a 100% certain reason for the cause RROD on the 360 but the most common one given is creep in the CPU/GPU connections which is not helped by the poor clamps used. Solder should never be used as a mechanical join and that is effectively what is happening on a small scale (but small enough to mess up the fine joins on the CPU/GPU setup).

    Water and so water cooling will at best be slightly under room temperature which is still within the realms of creep for solder( http://www.materialsengineer.com/CA-Creep-Stress-Rupture.htm ), in my opinion it will at best increase lifetime.

    Some have also claimed solder whiskers which is a material problem (blame new lead regs for that one) but I have not seen any data on the subject. I can see it happening mind and cooling will not do all that much.
    Some info on whiskers: