I got a 360!

spudlyff8fan

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Good game choice. I got Dead Rising too and it kept me up til 4 AM a couple times too. Just a random tip:

Don't feel bad if somebody dies and don't feel compelled to restart to save them.
 

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My girlfriend and her brother got one, and Dead Rising, but they're subject to a bug that means Dead Rising overheats and crashes the X360 regularly. Before Microsoft is willing to do anything about it, I have some eleven strange solutions to test. Frustrating to think that a game can crash the machine simply by trying to push all of it's cores to the edge... I guess late generation games may be capped in quality without improvement to cooling.
 

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Do those cooling bases I've seen help at all? There are several different brands that make them, so when I see something like that I start to wonder if it's more than just a gimmick.

Thanks!
 

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The way they hook into your 360 often makes it so that the power has to travel through it, then to the 360...so I would think that's the problem, not the actual fan. Not sure, though.

But my 360 hasn't given me any over-heating issues ever. And the only game that tends to crash is Madden.
 

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The best thing to do is to just not put crap around it. I keep mine out on a little table and it gets plenty of air flow. I can play it for hours on end and it never overheat.
 

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Are your 360s REALLY loud? I can hear the disc spinning in mine from across the room. I have mine flat, not vertical... Are they quieter when set on end, perhaps? It's the only thing I'm disliking about the thing so far....
 

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Mine is sometimes. Some games are louder than others. For me, Madden and Dead Rising are the loudest, while Ghost Recon and Splinter Cell are my quietest.
 

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same here. sometimes it gets louder than others. I have mine flat as well, but didn't notice a significant difference when I had it vertical