What are the heat differences when installing a xbox 360 game to hard drive than using the disc?

Just wondering whether the console runs cooler when installed to hard drive or if there is no difference.

Does anyone have any links to test results?

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it runs quieter so its worth doin if you play the same game a lot ( i guess that there is a bit of heat reduction but not a huge amount )

it's alot quieter, Loading screens are faster ect, The reason fory ou needing a disc to play the game off the hard drive is because the disc works as a validation code.

leemole101;4594163

it runs quieter so its worth doin if you play the same game a lot



Does it ever. I thought there was a jet plane in the house when I loaded my first game.

id say the heat generated from the drive is not really add to overheating problem xboxes suffer from

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so is there a way to help reduce the amount of heat the 360 makes?

change the fans to the whisper max ones, drill the vents out a bit at the back or just google it

Ive done some tests. There are no differences.

deathtrap3000;4594383

Ive done some tests. There are no differences.



you tried a IR cam ?? (i might borrow one from work and try it out)

leemole101;4594397

you tried a IR cam ?? (i might borrow one from work and try it out)



No. But that would only prove that the dvd drive is cooler. And that is still likely to heat up to near enough the same temp anyway.

less noisy

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leemole101;4594358

change the fans to the whisper max ones, drill the vents out a bit at the … change the fans to the whisper max ones, drill the vents out a bit at the back or just google it



Wouldn't that void the warranty?

Are there no other ways to keep the system cool without voiding the warranty?

bob100;4594837

Wouldn't that void the warranty?Are there no other ways to keep the … Wouldn't that void the warranty?Are there no other ways to keep the system cool without voiding the warranty?



yea it would make it void but if it is still under warranty why are you bothered ??:?

just keep plenty of room around it for the air to circulate

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leemole101;4594891

yea it would make it void but if it is still under warranty why are you … yea it would make it void but if it is still under warranty why are you bothered ??:?



Because i just got the console and i want to install ixtreme on it, so i only want it going back to microsoft to be repaired as a last resort. I'd rather prevent it from occurring than sending my console to microsoft

bob100;4594943

Because i just got the console and i want to install ixtreme on it, so i … Because i just got the console and i want to install ixtreme on it, so i only want it going back to microsoft to be repaired as a last resort. I'd rather prevent it from occurring than sending my console to microsoft



flashing the drive will void the warranty too ;-) unless your good with a scapel and hairdryer :-D

if your going to open it up you may as well upgrade the fans, you could always put it standard if it died

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leemole101;4595065

flashing the drive will void the warranty too ;-) unless your good with a … flashing the drive will void the warranty too ;-) unless your good with a scapel and hairdryer :-Dif your going to open it up you may as well upgrade the fans, you could always put it standard if it died



But if my console fails microsoft don't check the firmware that on the dvd drive so should still be fixed under warranty. this has happened to alot of my friends:thumbsup:

bob100;4595195

But if my console fails microsoft don't check the firmware that on the … But if my console fails microsoft don't check the firmware that on the dvd drive so should still be fixed under warranty. this has happened to alot of my friends:thumbsup:



for the sake of £100 it aint really worth worrying about, get it modded and get your moneys worth out of games. My drive is flashed and i wouldnt send it back to them lol

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leemole101;4595384

for the sake of £100 it aint really worth worrying about, get it modded … for the sake of £100 it aint really worth worrying about, get it modded and get your moneys worth out of games. My drive is flashed and i wouldnt send it back to them lol



£100 alot of money..isn't it::oops:
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