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I bought a refurb 360 about 6 months ago and it's working great. The only downside is the fans are so LOUD. I'm assuming they used high cfm fans to get rid of the heat inside the case but from 12-14 feet away I can still hear them over my game. It's on par with my 4890 reference at 100% fan speed (if not louder than that). So is there a better fan I can replace these with and still keep the 360 cool?
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post #2 of 18
Your best bet would be the Talismoon Whisper Fan, it blows out more air and is quieter.
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Go liquid cooling! I've been wanting to do that to mine, but I'm too much of a wimp to open any of my 360's up. If you know the art of bichin at the reps, it's easy to get warranties renewed, lol.
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It only had a 90 day warranty so it's past.. My other choice is give it to the kids to keep in their room and buy a new one for myself

I've never tried watercooling, don't think I'm going to experiment on the 360.. I'll look into the Talismoon Whisper Fan..
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post #5 of 18
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It only had a 90 day warranty so it's past.. My other choice is give it to the kids to keep in their room and buy a new one for myself

I've never tried watercooling, don't think I'm going to experiment on the 360.. I'll look into the Talismoon Whisper Fan..
Yeah, that's what I'm saying. If you rip into a rep...(the process of being an irate customer takes a while, lol) you'll eventually get them to do a "1 time" 90 day renewal....almost every time just to get you off the phone. lol

But right on, eventually, my tactic won't work and I'll have to perform a fix myself. I agree the fatboy xbox that I have does have a loud fan that drives me a little bonkers. I mean, it's louder than my PC which it sits next to! lol
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post #6 of 18
The fans might be loud do to high cpu/gpu temps. Try some AS5 on the chips. You can also try the vent mod which lowers temps a lot
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They are always running at 100% though.. even 2 seconds after startup. I'm thinking they do not have adjustable fan speed.
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They are always running at 100% though.. even 2 seconds after startup. I'm thinking they do not have adjustable fan speed.
I installed a knob that allows me to adjust the fan speed on my jasper jtag.
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The only downside is the fans are so LOUD. I'm assuming they used high cfm fans to get rid of the heat inside the case but from 12-14 feet away I can still hear them over my game. It's on par with my 4890 reference at 100% fan speed (if not louder than that).
thats only at 5v check out the mod to get 12v fans
best vid he went lil further and added switch
     
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post #10 of 18
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I got Fable 3 for Christmas (Much better than Fable 2) and the dang fan is making me not want to play it.

Since it has such good exhaust I might put the 360 in my component rack for now. The back is off so it will not sit in hot air. Hopefully it will drown the sound a little.
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