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News Microsoft adds heatsink to the 360

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 14 Jun 2007.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    about time......
     
  3. thermalnightmare47

    thermalnightmare47 New Member

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    most definitely about time, well there is a downside though....no more smores off the back...lol
     
  4. SNIPERMikeUK

    SNIPERMikeUK New Member

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    This is a day to mark!!!

    I have recently bought a 360, after just 3 months the lense went on the optical drive, had a replacement. The system is unreliable but it's a gr8 console, if this heat pipe 'n' sink works then all good but I hope they do this to all consoles to come, coz I have a feelin' a replacement will be needed before my 12 months are up.
     
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    Omnituens New Member

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    anyone know if the extra heatsink has already been fitted to the Elite model?
     
  6. Spacecowboy92

    Spacecowboy92 Gettin' Lazy

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    I guess it will defiantly be on the elite model. And yes about time Microsoft adressed this problem.
     
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    Yeah, my friend's 360 has been acting strange lately. I think it's got to do with the harddrive because it has been hickupping tremendously and it's also been saying (Clean Disk/Disk Error) when playing a demo off of the hard drive. I don't know if heat has been the cause to any of it, but I know that it could choke any day now and all of our Guitar Hero II saves will be gone (except for our Live stats), but still that's gonna suck.
     
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    He needs to delete the demo and re download it. that solved the problem for me when i had that.

    I don't believe the elites that were released in May have the new heatsink I dont remember seeing it in the engadget photos when they took theirs apart. The only thing i remember was the epoxy around the chips.
     
  9. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    Isn't that lawsuit you linked to a complete pile of ******** since the house burnt down before the 360 had even been released? That might be a different one though.
     
  10. Mathmarauder

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    The elite does not have this new heatsink. The problem was the heat was melting the thermal compound causing the heatsinks to lift away from the gpu/cpu. On the elite they epoxy'd the heatsinks down around the edges so there is no way to lose contact.
     
  11. [USRF]Obiwan

    [USRF]Obiwan New Member

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    So if i own a "old" x360 and call ms. And ask for a heatsink upgrade. Will they do it?
     
  12. devdevil85

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    Nope, cause M$ = greedy. If they weren't then they would've added it originally or so you'd think.....
     
  13. ./^\.Ace./^\.

    ./^\.Ace./^\. New Member

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    If you are really woried about cooling your X-Box 360 then there are liquid cooling options that you can look into :dremel: , or just replace the thermal past your self and you can even try and find the new heatsink on ebay or something like that :D
     
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