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deXtroid101
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Posted 01 May 2008 - 10:06 PM

Hey!
So I am just waiting for my Xbox360 to arrive and of course I want to do everything right with it from the start to avoid any possible damage to the Xbox or the GTA IV disc as good as I can. But what is the best way to put that thing? Horizontally (lying down flat) or vertically (standing right up)? What's the safest underground and if lying down, how much would I have to elevate it to assure good air circulation anyway?
Hope someone can answer...

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 10:08 PM

Horizontally is the best mate. Then you don't need to worry about your CD games being scratched. People who put it vertically will have more problems over a short period of time.

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 10:15 PM

vertically

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 10:17 PM

QUOTE (fraggyy @ May 1 2008, 22:08)
Horizontally is the best mate. Then you don't need to worry about your CD games being scratched. People who put it vertically will have more problems over a short period of time.

This guys a newb. Go vertical.

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 10:18 PM

Horizontally is better. If you stand it vertically it covers up the bottom air vent.

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 10:18 PM

Horizontally, my xbox was f'in up when it was vertical..

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 10:21 PM

That's actually a pretty good topic, I'd like to know as well. I know that the ps2 had problems with discs getting scratched when placed upright. I have mine horizontal, do I have to worry if I want to set it upright?

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 10:22 PM

I've had mine horizontal all this time. At first I had problems, and I'd already bought the fan attatchment that was supposed to keep it from getting overheated. But I kept getting a red light or whatever. Then one day for the helluvit, I took the fan thing off the back. Ever since then I have had NO problems! I can't believe they talk people into buying that thing... Anyway, horizontal for my vote.

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 10:24 PM

QUOTE (Kalasinn @ May 1 2008, 22:18)
Horizontally is better. If you stand it vertically it covers up the bottom air vent.

...and horizontal covers the two side vents. Vertical allows the biggest surface area for heat dissipation.

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 10:27 PM

Personally I have mine Horizontal, this is mainly due to having 2 kids running around in the same room and me imagining what would happen should they knock it.
Just keep it with a good circulation of air and I would think either way is fine.

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 10:30 PM

out the window wow.gif

joking

id say flat, with nothing around it for ventilation, although i dont have one

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 10:30 PM

Xbox help line advised me to put it horizontally.

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 10:33 PM

bs, ive had mine vertically for 3 years, not one RROD, its a launch 360

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 10:34 PM

Verticle...like my penis.

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 10:35 PM

QUOTE (DDR Midian @ May 1 2008, 22:24)
QUOTE (Kalasinn @ May 1 2008, 22:18)
Horizontally is better. If you stand it vertically it covers up the bottom air vent.

...and horizontal covers the two side vents. Vertical allows the biggest surface area for heat dissipation.

Considering the side vents have almost no effect at all compared to the bottom vent, go horizontal biggrin.gif

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 10:37 PM

horizontal = red ring of death after about 2 months. It overheats pretty badly. If you suspend it from the roof and twirl it in a circle while your playing it gets the best airflow.

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 10:39 PM

QUOTE (jeebus_unit @ May 1 2008, 22:34)
Verticle...like my penis.

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 10:41 PM

vertical, and had it in the same spot next to my 22" LCD monitor for the past 2 years or so. no problems. Having it vertical keeps the most air space all around the case. If it's horizontal you've got one entire side right up against your desk/surface and trapping in the heat more. Super basic physics. The main exhaust is in the back anyway, so....

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 10:52 PM

QUOTE (Loxley1 @ May 1 2008, 22:37)
horizontal = red ring of death after about 2 months. It overheats pretty badly. If you suspend it from the roof and twirl it in a circle while your playing it gets the best airflow.

I've had my 360 in the same spot horizontally ever since it came out and I have NEVER even gotten one RROD

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 10:58 PM

flat and i set it on 3 game boxes on each side for a stand with a fan about 6 feet behind it.

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 10:59 PM

flat flat flat

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 11:13 PM

QUOTE (fraggyy @ May 1 2008, 23:08)
Horizontally is the best mate. Then you don't need to worry about your CD games being scratched. People who put it vertically will have more problems over a short period of time.

Dont put it horizontal.. I got some games scratched that way.. Go vertical biggrin.gif

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 11:23 PM

So what have we found out?

Its alright either way.

I keep mine horizontal for fear of knocking it over.

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 11:28 PM

This thread just got me scared to try it either way...
Don't know what the f*ck I'll do when I get it.
Maybe I'll test out which way has better airflow while I'm playing.

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 11:35 PM Edited by fraggyy, 01 May 2008 - 11:39 PM.

QUOTE (Loxley1 @ May 1 2008, 23:17)
QUOTE (fraggyy @ May 1 2008, 22:08)
Horizontally is the best mate. Then you don't need to worry about your CD games being scratched. People who put it vertically will have more problems over a short period of time.

This guys a newb. Go vertical.

hahahahah, yeah rolleyes.gif go play Mr. E-thug on a forum

As you can see, There are an equal amount of people that say horizontally and vertically, matter of preference really. How the f*ck can you scratch a cd while your 360 is flat? Go figure, i'd like to see what you are all doing with the 360. I have been playing for 2 years, and still nothing wrong with it.

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 12:07 AM

vertical is what f*cks it up, lay it horizontal, and keep a regular fan blowing on it for extra precaution if u are that worried. not only that but microsoft put a new chip in so the 360 wont fry out like it used to

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 12:12 AM

dont play for 6 hours straight...
it should be fine either way

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 12:19 AM

Mine's vertical and I've never had a problem with it

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 12:19 AM

Guys, I know everyone says that vertical is the best way to have it, but trust me, it's not

The bottom vent keeps heat in too

Keeping a horizontal 360 on flat ground is also not adviseable

I've had my 360 set up in the following manner now for a couple weeks, and believe me, it's not hot at all... barely warm, when before it'd be SCORCHING just sitting horizontal

Here's a pic to show how you really should have it set up:

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Basically whatever surface you have it on, just keep it elevated

Use small things like 2 packs of playing cards, or even better, 2 small, evenly sized bits of wood

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 12:42 AM

i put it horizontally no problem since first turn on. blush.gif




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