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Xbox 360 Power Supply: Getting Great Power

Apr 12, 2008
With great video processing power, so does need for electricity. Most Xbox fanatics never think about how much electricity their toy eats up, but on average, most require more that the large flat screen TV. The Xbox 360 especially requires more than twice the power that of the original. In order to fuel such a hunger for electricity, the Xbox 360 power supply is huge. However, with so much power in such a condensed space, it is no wonder that the Xbox 360 suffers from many power and heat related problems.

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As a new video game console, the Xbox 360, has already had many complaints. It many hardware failures due to overheating. The Xbox 360 power supply overheats a lot, especially when it is hidden beneath shelves, in cabinets or on carpets. With such a large frame and such a large current, the AC adapter needs to breathe; it needs to be exposed to fresh air in order to cool down. Some fanatical game players even hang their AC adapters on ropes, exposing them to as much air as possible. Players say that their Xbox 360 systems no longer freeze every 20 minutes.

Many companies have sought to introduce an Xbox 360 power supply less prone to overheating. Similar to PCs with built-in fans, these supplies have proven even less reliable than the official Microsoft versions.

Microsoft claims they are developing a better, stronger, Xbox 360 power supply. Many gamers have taken things into their own hands, especially when their AC adapters burn out and they are need to buy new ones. By modifying existing PC power units, they have constructed, supplies that appear to work better than the originals. While it is risky when modifying the Xbox 360, including the loss of the warranty, many players refuse to suffer through interrupted game play anymore due to the sad Xbox 360 power supply.
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