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...
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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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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
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).
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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