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External cooling fans for your Nintendo Switch Dock, Xbox One, or PS4 are NEVER a good idea. Not only are they completely unnecessary, they could even make your device HOTTER. If your console is overheating, send it in! Or maybe you just THINK it's overheating... 🔔GET NOTIFIED: SUB! http://www.youtube.com/user/WulffDen?sub_confirmation=1 ▶️New Videos Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday! 🔴Wulff Den Live Every Wednesday at 9PM EST ➤➤➤Support the channel! Become a sponsor: https://gaming.youtube.com/user/wulffden#action=sponsor • Access to Sponsor only Discord chat • Chat badge & Emotes • Watch new videos WHOLE HOURS EARLY (via discord) • Priority game time for monthly multiplayer streams 🛍Support the channel! Use these links to buy stuff: Console Stand (Monitor Stand) http://amzn.to/2jtbgoe Xbox One S Cooling Fan http://amzn.to/2Cyh2MO Cooling Fan for Nintendo Switch Dock http://amzn.to/2FfwArQ Xbox One S 500GB Console http://amzn.to/2iYU6iO Xbox Live Gold http://amzn.to/2i0nWTz Xbox Gift Card http://amzn.to/2BEtcqE Nintendo Switch http://amzn.to/2BGVMrM Nintendo eShop Gift Card http://amzn.to/2FhAGjk 👕 Merch: http://shrsl.com/?~8fv7 🐦Twitter [Bob]: http://twitter.com/bobwulff 🐦Twitter [Will]: http://twitter.com/WillWulffDamnIt 🐦Twitter [WulffDen]: http://twitter.com/thewulffden 📸Instagram: http://instagram.com/thewulffden 🔷Facebook: http://facebook.com/wulffden 💬Our Discord Server: https://discord.gg/3aVYkhR 🎧Rate us on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/wulff-den-live/id1072626893?mt=2 🎧Or listen to this on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/wulffden butt touch (づ ̄ ³ ̄)づ (___)___)
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SuperSilver759 (8 hours ago)
I used to have one for my Xbox 360 (whichever one was the black one) and I was convinced it worked... At first. Then I noticed it was actually getting hotter.
TechnoGiraffe (15 hours ago)
I bought a ps4 fan, but just for the reason that it had drop in remote chargers that work really well.
Night Wolf27 (21 hours ago)
I actually bought a cooling fan for my ps4 slim, and i can feel the difference in heat when I use it. So not all these fans are garbage
Sofiachan (22 hours ago)
Is it me or computers parts last longer when they are cooled better like doesn't heat reduce lifespan
Goddamnit i just bought one from amazon for $16 because my xbox one s is overheating, fuck.
Davin Turner (2 days ago)
Nate Maretzki (2 days ago)
Drinking game: take a shot every time he says fan
Joshua Reno (2 days ago)
They do work
TheKHfan358over3d (3 days ago)
the switch does need help with it's air flow So I build a Custom Dock with added fans for the intake to help cooling.
Brix Guevarra (3 days ago)
Gilfoyle, why you mad??
KITCHEN GUN (3 days ago)
i think the fans that push air in the console could work creating more airflow in the console, but the fans that try to suck air just out of the system are just crap because the console cannot intake enough air. And of course there is no overheating problem in the console if it works properly just like you said in the video. But if someone still wants to get one of these wimpy fan things, get one that pushes air in the system, not one of those stupid exhaust fans. +It may could affect the console temps if you would add a intake fan as well as exhaust fan. But anyways this video was true stuff and if ur console overheats, send it to be fixed for god sake. You won't affect the console's working with either of these fans.
SaskSneeze (4 days ago)
When I had an Xbox 360 I had the dreaded red ring of death... so I sent it away to Microsoft and they fixed it (the peasants rejoiced) when I got it back I didn't want to get the ring again SO (out of fear) I purchased the intercooler that you showed. The problem I had with it was (other than the extra noise it caused) the power plugs into the intercooler and then it plugs into the back of the xbox 360. Since it was drawing some of the power away from the console at startup I would get a fatal error saying my xbox wouldn't boot up. It worked wine without that piece of garbage on it. After a while I got the red ring of death again and since my warranty was up I got the xbox 360 slim model... now I have an Xbox one and there is no way I would waste my money on another cooling fan. They are a money grab 100%. Like you said in the video the best way to make sure your gaming system doesn't over heat is keep it in a well ventilated area, and don't stack it on other things that also produce heat.
Richard Acquah (4 days ago)
"Woow" Jesus U now a youtuber?
Jack ThePuss (5 days ago)
I bought the cooling fan for switch because I heard people says that sometimes Switch bend in the official dock when overheated. A cooling fan is much cheaper than the switch so ... also i am not willing to try a third party dock. They make switch a brick sometimes.
Jack ThePuss (5 days ago)
Also, I am in China, unlike PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch didn’t enter the mainland. I got mine from the internet, it doesn’t cover repair and replace when malfunctions happen. So all the thing I can do is try my best to keep my Switch safe and healthy
Michael Martin (7 days ago)
If I had a penny for every time Bob says ‘fan’, I could buy intercoolers for every Xbox 360 ever sold.
Matt Gaskins (8 days ago)
You're a self contradicting moron.
REPTAR (8 days ago)
Time to delete some things out my Amazon cart
ziireaux (8 days ago)
My dad wanted to get one of these once. We've had a grand total of seven 360s and FIVE of them got red ring, despite being very well ventilated. Good thing he didn't I guess
Gruffintups (9 days ago)
sooo you need a fan for the outtake?
David Larsen (9 days ago)
The problem with the xbox 360 was they created intake air flow hole in the heat shield but did not duplicate this in the plastic outer shell so it was doomed from the start! Next they used a heat sink that was rectangular with holes positioned as though it was square witch caused uneven warping! Finally they used 12v fans at 3v when they could have used the 7v to give the fans more power!
al dee (9 days ago)
i got a server fan to pull the warm out of the top of my xbox one. it sits over the top of the xbox one exhaust opening. it pulls out more warm air while pulling more cool air into the system from the side air vents.
prodygee (10 days ago)
Dude I’m right in front of you. Why are you shouting?
Jason G (10 days ago)
And my og xbox one i believe i have the first if not second version It overheats trying to run pubg But i havent bought a ssd yet thats my next step if i get that and it solved the problem then its not airflow at all its purely processing power And if thats truly the case im certain im not the only one
Jason G (10 days ago)
Talk about how terrible dust is lol Dust kills electronics period Pushing a bunch of stale filthy dusty air over a electronic can't ever be good
crimsongrimstone (10 days ago)
I modded my ps4 and dropped 6c
Schmids Gamebox (10 days ago)
I didn't even know that there are fans for consoles :D
Darknothing (10 days ago)
Blowing air on my s8 wireless charger worked well, my phone never overheats now.... The air only hit the outside a huge difference monitor by the phone itself.
Pocket Receipts (11 days ago)
what if, my fan doesnt seem to work properly. It used to overheat a lot, i cleaned it, it worked fine for a week; Now its back to overheating and shutting off, while the inside is completely clean?
Dominic Lallande (11 days ago)
Piratedom (11 days ago)
My overheats all the time for Xbox one
Elijah Beale (11 days ago)
This blanket statement is just that: a blanket statement. It just doesn't apply to all cases. I know because my case is an abnormally hot evironment in which I have to live. I use a push cooler (with main fan in pull) on an Xbox One S in vertical position. I know it works by measurement and by the fact that PWM doesn't kick into high gear every 30 to 40 minutes (game dependant).
Justin Oakes (11 days ago)
I got one of these for my fat PS3 for free. This video addresses how the current gen consoles don't need one, but overheating was a legit issue for the previous generation, and while the consoles didn't freeze up from immediate overheating, high operating temperatures over a lifetime caused a significant enough amount of expanding and contracting of the boards to result in solder joint damage. That's why reballing was a thing. What I want to know is how effective these are on the 360 (the later intercoolers that DIDN'T damage the power supply or melt to the console), and especially the PS3 fat intercooler that does blow air IN through the intake before sucking it out through the outtake. I have a backwards compatible model and would like to preserve it for as long as possible.
Ian Sullivan (12 days ago)
What about 2 intercoolers?
Coryat Media (12 days ago)
Ive never bought one but I have replaced stock fans with better ones.
get a PC and get some real cooling options.
Caseko CSK (12 days ago)
So have you done any experiments to back up your claim? That they are really completely useless (or even harmful) to the consoles?
Samurai JackOff (12 days ago)
My teacher just wraps his Xbox in a plastic bag. It just died this year after years if being alive.
Aquariumlover (12 days ago)
I didn't even know they existed
Max Taha (13 days ago)
Oh JESUS your look-alike son is delivering a message to us again
blueblur02 (13 days ago)
What if the console was kept on a constantly not "TOO" cold but chilled non condensationing surface?
BiasDouglas (13 days ago)
I don't have any of these but when it comes to The Switch I'm not worried about it overheating. I'm just trying to prevent it from warping and bending. From what I hear warping and bending doesn't really hurt the switch but that doesn't make it okay and I don't want it to happen to mine.
philip lubduck (14 days ago)
Rather than say the Xbox 360 or any other fan is useless why not take the thermals before and after putting one of these fans. Then you can figure out the truth
philip lubduck (14 days ago)
Slapping another fan in front of the other can help, let's say one fan blows at 20 cubic feet a minute another 100 cubic feet a minute the 100 cfm fan can help pull more air from the consoles built in 20 cfm fan. This is in theory as I don't know if the aftermarket fan is even as fast as the consoles built in fan.
I'm nobody (14 days ago)
Damn you pissed... I LIKE YOU!
Edison Trent (14 days ago)
Lol console are prown to overheating to combat this ther APU speed drops a lot just like any pc dus by puting more cool air in a system no mader if it's a pc ore console you do cool it down alouw in the parts to preform better and live longer
Snowflake (14 days ago)
Well there is a reason other than slowing down performance, generally keeping it running cooler increases the longevity of the actual compartments, not that these fans will help the issue
Emil Labusz (14 days ago)
Back in the days I would legit fix the ring of death by slapping my 360 3 times on the side medium-hard. It worked every time haha
BlitznChaos (15 days ago)
why no just get a hair dryer
Soumitro Mandal (15 days ago)
Put this fan on your console than it will create a fanception and then you can skydive on this super fan 🤣🤣
Portal_Jumper_79 (15 days ago)
Yes i love the fan that makes my console sound like a jet engine
Fishfan 2 (15 days ago)
You sute about the 360 thing cuz my cousin lost 3 ps3 to overheating and ive heard of almost no one who lost a xbox due to overheating
Fishfan 2 (15 days ago)
Don't liw about the xboc 360 cooling thing, it never had a rate no where near their. My 360 since 2005 has been perfect and your thinking of ps3
Fishfan 2 (15 days ago)
You nearly caused a war in the comments dude lol and why cliclbait
elvis pressedtalot (15 days ago)
Xbox 360 days ... lol Well Lets just say .. those 6 inch Fans . Well My Xbox 360 lasted 3 years while going through 2 6 inch fans. But the Trick to it was , knowing where the cpu was placed and yes my fan was blowing against the bottom side of the machine.. and my console lasted for 3 years. and even today . with my xbox one s . got a Fan blowing the same way
Gabriel Prado (16 days ago)
I mean the switch has its own fan built in
GraveUypo (16 days ago)
another case of extrapolation from one's own situation to everyone else's. go live in a tropical / equatorial country and say that again. sometimes you get a 20c headstart on everyone else from idle temperatures. believe it or not, consoles are not made to operate at 40c room temperatures. i don't use these on my consoles, but i can clearly see situations where they would help. btw, 1:47 was joke, right? please tell me it was. in case it wasn't, here are some reasons where increased airflow helps cooling a system: - as more air passes, it effectively increases surface area for all components, specially the heatspreaders, since they are making contact with more air in the same amount of the. - it moves air in and out of the system faster, which means that not only the hot air gets pushed out faster, but it also means it doesn't let the heat accumulate as much inside the casing. the compound effect of those means it makes contact with more air, and that air is cooler on top of it. how can it NOT get cooler than with a slower airflow? the only way for that would be if the cpu was somehow below ambient temperature, which isn't very likely. so think for a bit before making a video. one more thing, the serial fan configuration isn't optimal but it works... i have one of those fans on my laptop and it decreases full load temperatures by a whooping 30c. yep, 30 fucking degrees celcius. simply because the external fan has a MUCH higher airflow rating than the internal one, and thus moves more air through the system faster. which again proves my previous point. sheesh. stop spreading misinformation. you had a valid point in saying these are preying on the fear of a problem that isn't there with very few exceptions, but everything else you said was garbage.
Aiden K (16 days ago)
My switch over heated and ruined the micro SD card. 😒
GREENMANYEA (16 days ago)
I had one for my 360 and went to gamestop after I had the red ring and he straight said you don't want that it's not good at all for the console
Shaun Sharif (16 days ago)
My console gets so hot it starts to melt my wall behind it
Kevin Go (17 days ago)
You look like a techie version of that guy plastered inside churches and the bible thing
Doctor Claw (17 days ago)
Just watercool it
Ryan Meaker (18 days ago)
I had that cooler. It bricked 3 consoles of mine. I wish I had known when I was 12.
kaLex Hub (18 days ago)
It helped me lessen my heating issue on my ps4 pro. It's not about overheating but help the console have its lifespan go longer for not melting its own parts. For less than 10usd why not 😊
bat tube beryl berol (19 days ago)
The extension ones
bat tube beryl berol (19 days ago)
Fans suck
ErlandRacing (19 days ago)
Nintedo switch water cooling
1chi TheKilr (20 days ago)
I got the Intercooler for my fat 360 years ago when everyone else's consoles were failing. As if the original system didn't already sound like a freight train, the Intercooler made it sound like a rocket blasting off into space it was so frickin loud. Could barely turn my sound system up enough to cover the sound of the system plus the Intercooler. So I took it off my console. The system NEVER failed, and I got a 360 slim anyway, so the red ring issue isn't even possible. Plus that one is nearly silent anyway. Everything turned out well in the end.
Sylas Grayson (20 days ago)
I still bought the intercooler for the PS4 Pro just because it gave me Sega Genesis vibes with all its addons and stuff. It just looks cool :D
Conrad Nepomuceno (20 days ago)
I have a Xbox 360 arcade that was useless it would overheat in 5 min then I bought a intercooler and now it works granted now I use it only for Netflix but it was unusable but now it works
jason Jaeckels (21 days ago)
An xbox1? I agree next buy one of those.
Kolby Brian2412 (21 days ago)
Dude when you hear my ps4 you’ll see or hear how loud it gets
Hellurei hoho (21 days ago)
still wondering why you got some?
Monsi - Gaming (23 days ago)
Wait, there is no air flowing into the Xbox One X?
a9s0asc (23 days ago)
Never buy anything, pointless. Just steal it from stores or from peoples houses and its free.
Leafleap (23 days ago)
The only time I even considered buying one was with my OG PS4, it would sound like a space ship taking off at Cape Canaveral as soon as I started any game at all. In the end I traded the damn thing in to gamestop and got the revised version. It's been whisper quiet ever since.
Bob K (24 days ago)
i learned this way back in my DJing days. the way amps are cooled, i used that format on my consoles. plus. i put my consoles on furniture feet for more airflow under the console as well.
8-Brit Generation (24 days ago)
Cooler King for 360 did actually work along with whisper fans that went inside the unit. Mine stayed super cool plus on a VGA monitor, 360 looked the tits
Player 1E3 (24 days ago)
My game took over a 1ms to load. It must be overcooling
Bloofa (24 days ago)
All consoles just like cpu need a fresh thermal paste on the heatsink after 5 years of use, my 360 got the red ring, my ps3 fan getting really loud, then I put on new thermal paste, boom, both just like new again and the fan is very quiet. There are many vids here on YT on how to do it, or go to ifixit site to see a very detail steps on how to open your console carefully
GuineaFridge (24 days ago)
Just do what I do. If you ps4 or Xbox1 is getting too hot, just put it inside a bucket with ice and water and if you’re “afraid” of water damage, just add rice to the water. Works for me every time.
Mr KF GaminG (25 days ago)
Outtake fan lol EXHAUST
WeAreClearNow (25 days ago)
And that’s why people love the new water-cooled pc’s
Dash Rendar (25 days ago)
I was playing BOTW and after 7 hours I started to have performance issues so I had to stop for an hour and let the Switch cool off. So it is an issue in some instances. I pointed a little desk fan next to the system that blowed through the dock channel and that seemed to help a lot. No more issues. So keeping the Switch exterior cool helps.
Pablo Ramirez (25 days ago)
Yeah i almost bought one
It’s really hot X3
Spook84 (25 days ago)
So no actual testing, I thought at least a temp gun.
Zach Baker (25 days ago)
Bought one for my laptop that pulls air out of the exhaust. Fun fact: works great. I've done the stress testing and temp monitoring to verify this. I put a quad core into my laptop and it's not designed for that so the heatsink fan is incapable of moving enough air to cool the processor adequately. So what's my point? These fans are great for hackers and modders that genuinely need more air to go through their console than the manufacturers intended. That is the only genuine need for one of these fans.
It is almost IMPOSSIBLE to overheat a Nintendo switch
Anthony Nelson (25 days ago)
I'm just going to say if you work with computers none of what he is saying is true, not sure for consoles but I'm willing to bet otherwise.
MLGJuggernautgaming (25 days ago)
The outtake fan 😂
-*NUT*_ (25 days ago)
My old XBOX 360 got the red ring of death. We fixed it by removing the extra fan attached to it.
Jabs ! (26 days ago)
You know nothing Jon Snow.
Air Blade (26 days ago)
Na dude, you just have to put them in ice for a while
Damon Heinen (26 days ago)
exhuast* fans
Les Kelley (27 days ago)
I had to buy one due to where I live. Most days are well into 100 degrees outside with fairly poor insalation in my home. My PS4 pro would shut it's self off every thirty minutes. However I am probably not the majority on that.
Sir Galahad (27 days ago)
*Yay I found John Wick's long lost brother*
Bushiji (27 days ago)
You could also take the Xbox apart and take off the stock fan, reapply thermal paste and use a full sized pc cpu liquid cooler with big radiator then just take out the internals and cooler and mount that shit in a big old pc case and it will be a lot better.
toby slycord (27 days ago)
I had one for 360 and it was and I felt like it worked due to the fact I've had 10 360s now and only after it broke due to roommates dog chewing it did it red ring but it was the longest working 360 I owned and it was always on some time 4 to 5 days at a time before giving it a break
I have one for my xbox 360 s. It's not for overheating, but to help redirect air out of the cabinet, rather than up and in. It's not to reduce heat for me, but to manage and direct heat after it exits the console. Never had a problem with performance with it.

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