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How loud/noisy is your Xbox One when it's on but idle?

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Initial post: Mar 12, 2014 9:42:55 PM PDT
LarryBird33 says:
How loud/noisy is your Xbox One when it's on but idle? When my system is on but idle (not playing a game or app) I can hear it. It's certainly not an overwhelmingly loud sound (and it's absolutely no where near as loud as my 360) but I'm definitely aware that it's making a sound. It's a room tone hum/PC hard drive/lightly spinning sound (but it's coming from the system, not the fan). I can hear it from about 10 feet away. Is that normal? What does your Xbox One sound like?

Posted on Mar 13, 2014 8:41:14 PM PDT
Joe says:
Does it have Smart Fan Control and temperature control. If it does then it should run quiet when not under a load. I don't have an Xbox One I have a Xbox 360 but if I underclock my CPU or set it up to ECO mode on my PC then the system and CPU Fan run really quiet but opposite happens when I overclock it, then it runs really loud to maintain low CPU temperature.
The cooler the system runs the longer it will last you so I would pick Louder vs Hot.

Posted on Mar 17, 2014 8:09:43 AM PDT
frodecatur says:
Only have my xbox one as reference but it is silent almost all the time. Only time i hear it is when a disc game is booting up and soon after goes silent. I sit about 6-7 feet away and can only hear it when im right up on it and its barely loud than. My PS4 on the other hand is a freight train

Posted on Mar 17, 2014 12:20:53 PM PDT
Edward Orde says:
It is practically silent. I only occasionally here the hard drive tick. It makes the 360 sound like a jet engine

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 19, 2014 9:51:34 AM PDT
WolfPup says:
Both my Playstation 4 and Xbox One sound almost the same, and both are what I'd consider pretty quiet. You can hear them, but they're not like how the Xbox 360 is when running a game from disc. Both are quieter even under load than my Wii U is when it's running a game.
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