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on February 2, 2013
Ive owned quite a few consoles over the last decade and a half. Im telling you flat out that the best thing to do is buy one of these for your Xbox 360 slim. With a few other reasons of course.
The system generates enough heat that over time will cook itself. "If" you want to increase the lifespan of your Xbox 360 S console buy this fan for the following reasons.
- It fits snug on the side of the console and neatly plugs into the back USB port, powered by the console itself.
- The amount of heat it removes from the console is substantial enough that it dried my hands in 2 minutes after washing them. Thats an example of how much heat it pulls out of the console itself.
- It runs quietly enough.
OTHER TIPS YOU NEED TO CONSIDER
- DONT stand your xbox up on its end. Lay it on its side. Statistics show scratch rings occur when using your console when its standing. The game disc then becomes unreadable, and uninstallable. It also makes the game "untradeworthy" when you stand your console on its side because of these pictures like the one showing this product. People think youre supposed to stand the console upright and thats ok. Its not. Another reason is heat RISES. So to get the most heat out of your console, lay it down. In the picture the fan is at the lowest point, heat is at the highest. Despite any vent at the top the fan is more useful when the xbox is laying down.
- Install your games onto your hard drive (or USB/Memory device). When going to the xbox dashboard, and pressing "X" from the controller you can select "play" on the dashboard which confirms the console starting the game for you... but running it from its storage device WITHOUT spinning the disc after confirming its authenticity. That way youre not playing from a spinning disc which constantly wears down the engine, this will generate LESS heat, AND increases load up times and decreases lag in your games by running the game from data not from the disc but from the installed data from the game itself.
The only reason i didnt give this 5 stars is because the exact same product which i owned before purchasing another one stopped working after 3 months. The fan engine died. Hopefully this one lasts longer.