View Full Version : Placement of system prevent overheating

12-15-2001, 10:22 AM
The Xbox as we all know is one awesome gaming machine. I found what I felt was the perfect place for mine. I have a fairly large home entertainment center. However after placing my xBox in an area designed for VCR. I noticed the machine and surrounding area was very warm..almost hot. As well built as the xbox is...I decided I was too uncomfortable with the level of heat. I moved the machine to much better ventalated area. Heat is not good for a computing device. I felt some may find this info useful. If ur machine gets too warm...u may need to consider placement somewhere else to prevent serious damage or problems down the road.

12-15-2001, 01:21 PM
Well you surly dont want to put your XBox in a place that it cant get fresh air...however it will get hot, but thats because its got all the hardware of a computer, and computers are supposed to get hot. But if you dont have it in a well ventalated area, you want to move it. Thats why those shelfs with glass doors prolly arent a good idea, because it ant get air. VCRs are fine there because they dont have anything that runs very hot in them, like the Xboxs processor or RAM. I just have mine on a table next to my TV so its in an open area and its perfect.

12-15-2001, 05:39 PM
If you use an entertainment center with a glass door you may want to install a fan in the back. Or you could install two fans at opposite sides. On fan would blow hot air out and the other fan could pull cool air in.