Xbox 360 Intercooler TempSmart
IT WORKS ! BUT ITS LOUD !
iF you want to play your xbox 360 for a long time then u BETTER get this because it will prevent your system from OVER HEATING. which causes the RED RING OF DEATH OR (RROD). I recently bought it for mines and it works great it comes on right away when it senses your system heating up. DO NOT LISTEN to the other people on here. just make sure you get the* TEMP SMART * version of the cooling fan. I usaualy game about 5 hours a day on it so take it from me ok. and have fun gamers !
What it really does.
Okay I noticed about 2 or 3 guys say the intercooler really sucks so i read their reviews and I am here to talk about what the intercooler is supposed to do. It takes all of the warm air out of your xbox. These 2 guys said it did not work at all and the answer is this. Your xbox had already overheated numerous times consider moving it onto a better location, change your setup of it, or maybe since it already overeated a bunch of times it already broke because you were neglectful of it(the xbox is very fragile, just flipping it from vertical from horizontal scratches the disk if it's on) You should not openly criticize the product until you thought of all the scenarios my xbox doesnt use a cooler and i have played it for an excess of 15 hours at a time and it has remained very cool i have it horizontally with plenty of room for air to vent in a cooler part of my house with a fan on. I have had no problems so far, but back to my main point. The intercoolers do work my friend used one and his xbox worked fine n never overheated, but these things are not even necessary. If you are a cautious person by all means go out and get one, but for all you people who just got an xbox for Christmas and are overheating it already. Research this product and the xbox it will help you lengthen the lifespan and save you large amounts of money which I am sure everyone wants to do. The reason i rate this an eight is because it is not totally needed, but it works. Everyone please read this I want to help everyone and I hope that this advice serves you all well.
you want cool!!!!
if you really push your console to its limit as i do you must keep it cool to keep up with you i push mine to its limit sometimes i have to push pause to cool it down w/o this now i can keep playing as long as i want....i am the game ..im that good!!!!!.. you must have this if u want it to last long..i love it there is no better way to keep it playing at its peak.all the time.. it plugs in separate from the console..it looks good with it...i like it i have u consoles and all my friends got one also..so should all your friends have this tell em bout it..i sure did.... some times i just leave it on just like my pc ...so that does keep the heat in but with this cooler..it stays cool all the time..i know im just blabbing but i want the point across ..you must get this if you want your console to last long.. you paid a lot for your x360 so keep it as long as you can...or till xbox makes it better i think they wont b coming bout w/ a better one for a while
Huge Upside Small Downside
For me this intercooler does exactly what its supposed to do. It keeps my xbox from overheating and getting the red ring of death. But When I first turn my xbox on with the intercooler plugged in ready to go there is a horrible grinding noise and this noise tends to last for about the first five to ten minutes i have the xbox on. But overall the intercooler is good just as long as you play for more then ten minutes and i also have discovered that this problem isnt just effecting my intercooler but the one i bought for my brother in law.He has also said the same thing happens to him but he doesnt mind that much because his xbox doesnt have a warranty so if it overheats he is screwed so i figured he could use an intercooler. I also love that to use this intercooler it does not require the usb port on the back of my xbox because i use that for my wireless networking adaptor.
I have to wonder (about the people that wrote negative reviews) if they even own one of these..
It works exactly as it's supposed to.
The fans are no louder that the dvd drive (which I sometimes wonder if the drive contains a tiny day-laborer with a tiny leaf-blower).
It keeps me from 'noiding out over rrod worries.
Please note: NOTHING will stop the rrod if you choose to go on 16-20 hour gaming-binges on a regular basis. Despite some people's decadent preferences, you should structure your gaming time around leading a full and active lifestyle - rather than spending days on end melting your console into oblivion by never turning it off.
Way to go, Nyko! Great product!
A little maintenence goes a long way
I have recently seen very negative reviews of this product and thought that perhaps i should personally review this myself and explain an easy way to cure the "buzzing" and the "working when it wants to" complaints. Because personally, mine works perfectly fine given i use the tips im about to share with you all.
For starters, if you purchase one and it doesn't work from the start, take it back and get another one, even the freshest of fruit has one bad apple. You cant base a negative review one a defective purchase.
Now for my advice. A little maintenance goes a long way. The buzzing is caused by dust build up on the fan causing it run unbalanced. My home, even though i clean it daily, is insanely dusty. Once a week I will unhook my 360, remove the Inter-cooler, and use a little "dorm-room" vacuum cleaner and suck the dust out of every vent. For the Inter-cooler i typically use a Q-tip and a cloth and wipe the dust, that way i don't damage the "temp-smart" sensor within the product. Then i completely scrub down the area i keep my system in with pledge. Afterwords, I just reconnect everything and then i can game till my thumbs go numb. And I live in the Texas panhandle, so it gets really hot here, just make sure it is well ventilated and that your area of play is cool, not a cryo-chamber like most people think is needed.
But other than that, it is a HUGE improvement from the original Inter-cooler from the 360's launch. I have one of the newer 360 arcades and with this attached i can easily pull of a 12+ hour gaming session(I play A LOT of RPG's so i need a cool system). And also, I am not talking bad about anyone(to each their own) I just thought this would help solve some of the most notorious problems it has.
Certainly does suck...the hot air outta your xbox!
This is the first intercooler that I've bought for my xbox elite system. I've been rather reluctant to purchase one after reading reviews of previous coolers. But I sucked it up and bought this one in the hopes that it would keep my Elite system cooler. After using it, I can easily say, this intercooler is FANTASTIC!!! It seems Nyko has learned from it's previous mistakes with the first intercooler they put out. The intercooler was easy to install with four "nubs" that install right into the back of the 360. The power source is completely seperate so it doesn't utilize any of the 360 power. Installation is right over the "grill" on the back of the 360, so you can still get to all usb ports as other connections as well. After playing for a little over an hour, and having my controller plugged in (to charge it with the USB connection), I put my hand on the console and it was nice and cool! Fantastic product and I'm glad I bought it! I fully recommend it to anyone!!
Works as described
Bought this product well over a year ago, and have had no problems with it since. I run my 360 everyday, whether it be from me or my daughter playing video games to watching Netflix, so it is constantly on.
1) The automatic TempSmart is nice, it turns on the intercooler shortly after the Xbox heats up and stays on for some time after it shuts off, to make sure to get the hot air out.
2) Its AC powered, unlike to older on which plugged in between the Xbox and the power supply, it is a stand alone unit, meaning it cannot screw the Xbox up. It draws air OUT of it, not INTO it, so it doesn't fight your stock fans.
Overall I think this is a great accessory.
Cool To The Touch!
Unlike the original Nyko Intercooler where the device stole power from the console itself, the TempStart is visibly and physically miles ahead of its predecessor. Finally running off its own SEPARATE POWER SUPPLY, the TempStart gives me the ability to play hours at a time (which I love) without the constant worry that my Xbox 360 may overheat. Like I said before, the TempStart makes my 360 cool to the touch, thanks to technology that senses when the console is "getting hot" and needs to be cooled; only then do the Intercoolers fans start-up. The design is more lightweight than the original and not to mention--more appealing to the eye. I would recommend this product compared to the other third-party accessories out there, simply because even after the console shuts down that TempStart will continue to run in order to bring the console back down to an acceptable temperature. The Intercooler TempStart is a given if you desire more play duration from your console. Unlimited hours of Street Fighter IV..........PRICELESS!
Good for your xbox so you wont get RROD
Ive never had an RROD on my Xbox 360 but i have had a system error where it flashes one red light. i did send it to Microsoft and got it fixed. Since then i have gotten this product and it runs prfectly fine.ive had my Xbox for 3 years working on the 4th, ive had the intercooler for about a year. It is still working but the bottum fan went out and the two big ones are the only ones working. Its slowly breaking because of me constently playing games all the time but it is worth for a good long time unless you just never turn off your xbox and leave it on day and night.