View Full Version : How do you set your 360?
09-05-2007, 05:52 PM
I have had 2 Elites die out on me within a month. Just got a new one and noticed since I sat it straight up and down it doesn't even get very hot. Before I would have it laying flat and it would be extremely hot. May be a good idea for you if you want to preserve your 360 :)
09-05-2007, 06:25 PM
Vertical is better for cooling, but harder on the DVD drive. I recommend laying it flat, on top of a wire rack like the kind for cooling cookies; and DEFINATELY in the open NOT in an enclosed space.
09-05-2007, 06:58 PM
i put mine in a bucket of water.
09-05-2007, 07:15 PM
i put mine in a bucket of water.
That works too.
09-05-2007, 09:01 PM
I have had mine vertical and the disk tray has started giving me issues. I agree with Unique, the best scenario is a horizontal 360 in an open, circulated area.
09-05-2007, 10:15 PM
You can't put it vertical if you want your disks to stay nice. That only works for the PS3, which doesn't have a tray, but a slot. The tray destroys disks vertical.
I have mine exactly like Unique said- horizontal on a wire rack in a rather open space.
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09-06-2007, 03:36 PM
I have mine horizontally, I keep it in my basement, on a table with a lot of room around it. It if always about 65 degrees in my basement, and the humidity is always around %50. My is a 2005 made Xbox 360, and it freezes every so often while playing Oblivion, but only if ridiculous things are happening and I hit the guide button...
09-09-2007, 03:33 AM
Back when I worked at Gamestop I used to tell my customers that it was best to keep the 360 vertical to allow optimal airflow and if they were going to get an airflow attachment, to get the stand and not the attachment that goes on the back of the 360 (not only is it practically useless compared to the stand, but also interrupts the power supply of the 360, which if faulty, could cause major problems such as shorting out or even worse, catching fire). However, I would stress that if they do decide to keep it vertical, that they put it in a secure and open place so that not only is it not sucking up dust from an enclosed area, but also it needs a secure place to make sure that it is not going to get knocked over. The reason a vertical 360 can kill a disc is obvious. Console falls over, all hell breaks loose and the CD gets a nice ring shaped scratch completely losing an entire chunk of valuable data. You might as well trade it in and brace for the refurbish fee at that point, because it's useless.
10-04-2007, 04:42 AM
As with most people's, mine is horizontal in a relatively open space with a window nearby to keep cool air flowing into the room.
Ditto on the drive opening issue when vertical. It still sticks horizontal sometimes, but at least its usable lol.
10-04-2007, 10:18 AM
Ditto Rip's Ditto :D
10-04-2007, 10:35 AM
I like the wire rack idea....runs to kitchen to get cookie rack.....ok I'm back! Mine sits horizontal and in a very open area. Vertical just scares me.
10-04-2007, 09:25 PM
Do you honestly use a cookie rack?
I'm debating whether or not to use a wire rack myself.
10-08-2007, 10:41 AM
I use a cookie cooling rack. I have no had problems with mine. The verticle scares me, like other have said, and it seems to wreak havoc on the disc tray.
10-08-2007, 02:12 PM
I've got my 360 vertical with no problems whatsoever. It's a day-one console and is still going strong, even after a little scare with the fan attachment.
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10-09-2007, 11:15 AM
Could someone provide an example of this cookie wire rack thing? I am interested, especially since my 360 has been getting very hot lately. It still lies flat.
10-12-2007, 04:13 PM
just a plain old wire cooling rack, that way you can lay it horizontal and still get air flow to all four sides, or six sides I guess :)
10-14-2007, 12:08 PM
Mine sits horizontally within my TV stand, but there is plenty of clearance and open space in the front and back. I actually widened the hole in the back of the stand to allow more airflow, because it was getting relatively hot at one point. Barely gets above the 'warm' threshold now.
I've had it vertical once or twice, but this just works better.