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My xbox started overheat a few days ago. I'm not much of a noob when it comes to computers or electronics of any kind.

This xbox is long past the warranty, it lived a good life. I'm just trying to see how much longer i can make it last. I've already dusted everything out and replaced the thermal grease. It continued to over heat. I put a larger wall plug-in fan that can move a lot of air and move it fast and pointed it towards the xbox with the top half off and ran it. it overheated in 20 minutes. i even pointed it so it blew the air back through the heatsink to the rear fan (which blows air out). I used my computer's temp sensor on the heatsink and it read between 105-110F (without large wall fan) and between 102-105F (with wall fan) at the top next to the heatpipe. It gets hot really quick, even when idle. The power supply doesnt feel hot at all. What could it be? Is there anyway to fix it?
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post #2 of 14
remove the top cover and run it like that. or have install 200mm fan on the top cover, making 200mm blow hole. also 110F sounds about right thats only 43C witch isn't to shabby.
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it could be bad air flow i had same issues with my xbox but i was under warrently so i sent it to Microsoft and got it fixed what i normally do is have it raised on a grill type thing so more air can come in
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Originally Posted by gnarlybug5 View Post
My xbox started overheat a few days ago. I'm not much of a noob when it comes to computers or electronics of any kind.

This xbox is long past the warranty, it lived a good life. I'm just trying to see how much longer i can make it last. I've already dusted everything out and replaced the thermal grease. It continued to over heat. I put a larger wall plug-in fan that can move a lot of air and move it fast and pointed it towards the xbox with the top half off and ran it. it overheated in 20 minutes. i even pointed it so it blew the air back through the heatsink to the rear fan (which blows air out). I used my computer's temp sensor on the heatsink and it read between 105-110F (without large wall fan) and between 102-105F (with wall fan) at the top next to the heatpipe. It gets hot really quick, even when idle. The power supply doesnt feel hot at all. What could it be? Is there anyway to fix it?
are u sure the fan isnt broken inside the xbox?
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post #5 of 14
so your saying that the max temp is 110f thats 43c, not hot at all.

my xbox ran at 63c when in use, you have nothing to worry about.
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don't know would towel trick work?
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well, i was saying that my heatsink at the top near the heat pipe was at 110F. and the top was off while pointing the big fan at it. and yes, the rear fan works. it speeds up and slows down like normal. there is no dust or anything. and its not near anything warm and it's in an open area.
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post #8 of 14
u need to mod your fan to run on 12 v (super easy) and i also installed an old 360 fan on the oppisite side of the hard drve blowing out and the one fan next to the hard drive blowing in. my box doesnt even get warm now seriously not even warm.usually u can feel heat on the bottom right under the gpu but seriously not even warm.
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that sounds like something i could do. Ill try the 12V mod right now. itll be a few days before i can get another fan going in it (need to get another one first). i still think it might overheat from what ive seen so far. but, you never know.
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post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by gnarlybug5 View Post
that sounds like something i could do. Ill try the 12V mod right now. itll be a few days before i can get another fan going in it (need to get another one first). i still think it might overheat from what ive seen so far. but, you never know.
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If u need any help just ask. If u got any old dead computers u could strip em of their fans
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