Xbox 360: vertical or horizontal?

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  1. Master Megatron

    Master Megatron Action Bastard

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    Is there any heat difference between the two? I got one of the new 60gb ones and would like to avoid a red ring as much as possible.
     
  2. Savanna

    Savanna Want to Touch my Wankel?

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    Most should tell you down. I remember when people first got them, stood them up, and complained it damaged all there discs.
     
  3. The_Bardock

    The_Bardock ****** of the Minicons

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    Mine is upright with no problems
     
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    Vertical for me, like previously mentioned I can believe having it vertical would destroy disks by the way the drive motors along, not to mention I dont know how you change disks with it vertical.

    To avoid the red rings all I can suggest is keeping it in a cool dry place and dont try and cram it into a tight space were it's just going to boil. Would also try and place it were it's not going to collect a massive amount of dust as well.
     
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    I have my 360 Horizontal on a wire rack above my old xbox in my entertainment center. All of the vents get air and the heat disapates quickly.

    For long sessions of gaming I put a floor fan infront of it and set it to low to push the hot air out.
     
  6. Master Megatron

    Master Megatron Action Bastard

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    I definitely put some thought on where it's located. It's in my bedroom on top of a shelf, under my ceiling fan, and next to a window.
     
  7. rattrap007

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    Verticle in my room next to my TV in my cold room. I keep my AC low all the time.
     
  8. Opticron Primal

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    Vertical. Keeps all the vents in the open so the system doesn't get too hot from continuous play, less space, my disc don't get damaged at all....
     
  9. Eric

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    Vertical. It just looks better that way.
     
  10. e3nine

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    upright ... needs more airspace to breathe.
     
  11. Prowl_Delta_31

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    Laying flat all by itself as not to block any air flow around it.
     
  12. Liege Prime

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    I have it laying horizontally with breathing room. I have experienced the RROD 3 times- each system I had it standing vertically. I have no idea if that was in any way at fault for the RROD, but I figure at this point it makes some sense to try something else. The systems that were vertical though never caused any actual problems to the discs themselves. The current, horizontal one, I have had now for only a couple months, but no problems to speak of YET.
     
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    Mines horizontal and I've yet to experience a RROD.
     
  14. Brandon

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    Horizontal on a shelf by itself on a entertainment center which is pretty open.
     
  15. Chaos Muffin

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    All 3 of my 360's have/had disc drive problems and seem to do better vertical for some reason, or diagonal while leaned against something.

    I think the first batch of 360's were scratching discs up when vertical. Either way should be fine, whatever looks best with your setup
     
  16. Rhinox

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    Mine is horizontal on my entertainment center's shelf. It's not all that open, but then I don't really marathon play anymore, so it should be fine.
     
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    this is disconcerting, the thing should work equally well whether its upright, horizontal or in a hammock.

    well, maybe not the hammock but you get the idea.
     
  18. Prowl

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    I have mine leaning in a 25 degree angle and it works amazingly. One might say the load times are sped up by 1/5000000000000 of a frame.
     
  19. DaggersRage

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    Oooooooo, be careful about that one. Having it lean diagonal can defently cause the discs to be scratched and you get disk read errors. To be more technical about it, what can cause your game CD to be damage is the shift from vertical or horizontal to a diagonal angle. It's happened to me and I had to buy another R6: Las Vegas copy.

    I really discourage the use of having your 360 be diagonal.
     
  20. smangerbot

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    really?!

    so gonna try that when i get back yo.
     

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