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Old 07-02-2007, 05:37 PM
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Does any one use the external fan setup? I had one on my 360 but it started making a really weird sound and I took it off. I have heard people tell that the fans have killed the system. What is your opinion of the fan?
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Old 07-02-2007, 10:18 PM
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the external fan is nothing more than a jump on the bandwagon for the 360's overheating. the externla fans sound very loud and sometimes they can cause hardware problems to the 360.

Right now my 4th 360 is alive(knocking on wood). It also doesnt feel hot at all on the back. I think mine has the new heatsink in it.
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Old 07-02-2007, 11:26 PM
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I have an Intercooler on mine, no problems with it but it is loud. However I watch movies even LOUDER and it's nothing that can't be drowned out...
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Old 07-03-2007, 02:00 AM
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yeah i have the intercooler, but i don't use it anymore b/c it got too loud when i'm on the phone.
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Old 07-04-2007, 07:34 PM
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I use this one. Cheap and works fine for me. I can use independently too if I'm not using my Xbox.
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Old 07-29-2007, 04:18 PM
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I use this one. Cheap and works fine for me. I can use independently too if I'm not using my Xbox.

ha ha! I switched to the usb driven one the goes on the bottom. It has an on/off switch and is not any louder than the xbox it's self. It does help with the heat. This is the one I use:http://www.gamestop.com/product.asp?product%5Fid=802586
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Old 07-30-2007, 05:25 PM
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I would avoid the Intercooler at all costs... Many people (myself included) fell victim to the IC melting the power prongs to the Xbox, but mine did not cause a lot of damage and I was able to fix it... Just keep it in a well ventilated area and it should be fine...
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Old 07-31-2007, 09:50 PM
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Had a launch system and never had any problems with it. Sold it to a friend and it is still going strong. no need for any fan add ons.

More like Snake oil for the 360.
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Old 08-01-2007, 03:12 AM
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I have an Intercooler on mine, no problems with it but it is loud. However I watch movies even LOUDER and it's nothing that can't be drowned out...
Does your Intercooler stay on long after you shut down your 360? It happens to me a lot.
Also when I turn it on it's loud for a while and then it quiets down.
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Old 08-02-2007, 06:45 PM
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I use this one. Cheap and works fine for me. I can use independently too if I'm not using my Xbox.
Thats what I did I use a small (but powerful) 4" desk fan. Works beautifully!!! And cheap!
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