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I've just bought a new XBOX 360 (20gb mid range) for one of my children. The fan seems quite noisy but it is a regular sound (doesn't sound broken or anything), is this normal ? Also it was just pu… Read More
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[mod] 9y, 3m agoPosted 9 years, 3 months ago
I've just bought a new XBOX 360 (20gb mid range) for one of my children. The fan seems quite noisy but it is a regular sound (doesn't sound broken or anything), is this normal ?

Also it was just purchased in Mar 2008, & the MRF date on the back of the console is 2007-12-02. Can I just check does anyone know if this is actually 2nd Dec & not 12th Feb, & will it have latest bits internally inside?

Any advice appreciated, as we have no previous experience of Xbox360. Thanks again.
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[mod] 9y, 3m agoPosted 9 years, 3 months ago
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2007-12-02 = Dec 2nd
I think they are all noisy when reading game discs. (mine is & it's a 2008 Elite)
Some drives can be quieter than others but have experienced benq & hitachi and they are both noisy.
Models made around october 07 onwards should be fitted with Falcon chipset, and you no doubt have the HDMI connectivity on the back also.
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Yep, thats what I found. 360's manufactured post October '07 should have the falcon chipset whcih is currently the newest hardware version. All 360's are noisy unfortunatley.
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Sigma, if you want to improve your picture you could use a HDMI cable if your telly has HDMI, the cables are about £5.
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Or the cable you get with the elite also has 5.1 breakout capability which you could use along with an hdmi cable - only problem is that the MS official one costs about £35 :w00t:
(helps to drown out the fan noise)
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sigma

Children are very expensive ! :w00t:


My kids were free. It's just the accessories that cost a bloomin' fortune.:-D
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sigma
Yep, the TV's got an HDMI connector, & I was going to get one next time I spotted a bargain, but the pic is so much better than the old PS2 & the HD TV is just a standard model so I'll stick with existing cables for now.

However, my eldest has a top of the range Samsung HD LCD & he would like an Elite console, but I think that package comes with an HDMI cable included.

Children are very expensive ! :w00t:


Elite does come with hdmi cable etc, currently good deal at Zavvi for Elite + 3 games for £270.
(that's where I got mine from)

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