360 Overheating=Microsoft Is Stupid?

Discussion in 'Video Games and Technology' started by Shin-Gouki, Mar 10, 2006.

  1. Shin-Gouki

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    They are leaving the protective plastic on the heatsinks!!!!!

    "Arakon from the german modding community modcontrol.com informed us about a new discovery they made with assistance from the guys at gamestore24.de.
    They checked on 2 independantly bought Xbox 360 consoles and found that the protective layer on the GPU heatsink's heat transfer pad didn't get removed.

    On the left you see the CPU heatsink and how the thermal compound should normally look like. On the right you see the ATI GPU heatsink and people who are used to assemble PCs themself known this isn't how it should look like. It's not just a thick layer of compound ... there's actaully a plastic protective foil on top of the thermal compound.

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    On the left a close-up of the protective layer/foil on top of the heat transfer pad. On the right the protective foil has been removed and placed next to the heat pad. This protective layer is probably placed by the manifacturer of the heatsink and is used to protect the heat transfer pad from dust, but should normally be removed just prior installing the heatsink on the GPU. The way it's installed now by MS the GPU chip makes contact with the plastic protection foil instead of the heat transfer pad. This can of course cause cooling issues for the graphics chip as for optimal cooling performance there should just be a thin layer of thermal pad between the GPU chip and heatsink."

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  2. Jux

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    *gasp!* Let's rip on Microsoft some more!

    I still plan on getting a 360 at the earliest convenience.
     
  3. Streck

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    Just for reference, here's a decent overview of the 360 production process.

    Anyway, as we all know, an oversight in one overseas factory translates into the entire company being stupid, right?
     
  4. Turbocharger

    Turbocharger We should get more letter

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    :lol  :lol  I'm sorry, but I just find this so stupid. Good old MS :lol 
     
  5. Omnibus Prime

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    D'oh.


    Be interesting to know if all the ones that are overheating (that aren't also stuck into a TV stand slot with no ventilation) are doing so b/c of this. Like, one batch/a day's run of a few thousand they didn't take it off or something.




    Edit: Woohoo "800"' posts. :redface2: 
     
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    This just means that NINTENDO SUCKS.
     
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    Ooops... It seems like an easy fix but doesn't opening up the machine void the warranty??? Does it require the machine be sent in???
     
  8. Shin-Gouki

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    I personally have no problem with Microsoft Console Division as a whole, I just find it amusing that with all the documented overheating problems they have not caught it. Granted it falls on the people doing QA at the factories, or prehaps it's not listed on the Assembly Bible, but all in all Microsoft owns them. I actually like the 360, I don't like it enough to plop down $400 and $60 a game, but as a whole I like the system.
     
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    That's pretty hard to miss.

    If it's as common as the article implies, I can't help but wonder what else they're missing.

    ***Looks suspiciously at his 360***
     
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    Yea those people that assemble the 360 at the cheapest wage possible really are stupid. MS on the other hand....
     
  11. Gigatron_2005

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    :lol  Console n00bs!
     
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    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL....Recall time...
     
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    There quality control is still no worse than hasbro/takara's...

    Despite being a stupid mistake, this really is a good thing I think, as it suggests that the issue isn't a case of bad design, but just forgetting to pull a dumb little peice of plastic off the components. It's something that should be remedied immediately in their plants, and hence means no major changes to the hardware design to make it not overheat.
     
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    Those damn kids in Taiwan keep faling asleep at the assembly line. If this keeps up they won't get their shiney American nickle
     
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    I've owned a Grimlock for twenty years. Not once has it ever overheated or caught on fire. I can even put it on thick carpet while using it.
     
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    :lol 

    Taiwan actually has laws... It's China with the child slavery... Which Hasbro and Takara uses...:p 
     
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    I wasn't planning on getting a next gen console, but some of these new 360 games are looking incredible. Over G Fighters might be the thing that gets me to buy one.
     
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    It's just funny how the past few years, Sony and Microsoft run into all these hardware problems. :lol 

    Even funnier is when people get all uptight and defensive when someone points that out. :lol 
     
  20. 03Mach1

    03Mach1 Reason Has No Voice

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    They must have been having a good day when they built mine. No overheating here.
     

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