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Old 04-13-04, 07:39 AM
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Is the XBOX supposed to be LOUD?

I just got an XBOX because of the price drop (lucked out and got a Samsung drive), but I was pretty surprised when I turned it on because it is LOUD. Is this to be expected? I have Gamecube and PS2 also and neither of them stood out in my mind as being as noisy as the XBOX....

Did I get unlucky and get a bad XBOX? Does it go away after time? Is this just how its supposed to be?
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Old 04-13-04, 08:06 AM
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No the Xbox is a loud machine, especially when compared to Gamecube.
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Old 04-13-04, 08:07 AM
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uhm...define loud. What noises?

hard drives accessing? Disk spinning? Cooling fan?
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Old 04-13-04, 08:22 AM
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for some games, the xbox seems louder than it should be. really crunching away.

but then, i think the ps2 is also pretty loud at times (i have the older one, not the newer quieter one).
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Old 04-13-04, 08:26 AM
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sounds like a loud computer fan... I do have a Antec Sonata case for my computer (supposed to reduce noise output) so maybe I've just gotten used to quieter devices.
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Old 04-13-04, 08:26 AM
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not only is it loud, it's TOTALLY X-TREME to the MAX!
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Old 04-13-04, 08:33 AM
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PLAY IT LOUD!!
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Old 04-13-04, 08:35 AM
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Like a Sega Dreamcast loud? If so then there is a problem!

My Xbox is very silent. If I was you I'll return it to where you bought it and get another one.
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The Dreamcast IS loud, as far as the sound it sends to your TV/Amp. The rare occasion I pull it out I get blasted by the opening chime on a volume level that's fairly average for the Cube, Xbox, PS2, and SNES.
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Old 04-13-04, 02:01 PM
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My xbox is quieter than the HD and fan on my tivo
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Old 04-13-04, 02:04 PM
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If it's too loud, you're too old.
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Old 04-13-04, 02:11 PM
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well, I'm not too old (24) that's why I'm figuring I may have a defective unit. Sitting 10 feet away, I hear the hum all the time and its VERY noticeable when there is no sound coming from the game (loading, etc.) This is even with a mountain of electronic equipment nearby (HDTV, DVD player, receiver, etc etc).
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I noticed my Xbox is loud but with the Tivo and PC going at the same time, you don't really notice it.
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Old 04-14-04, 02:15 AM
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It's the fan which makes all sound.I cannot listen to the stored music from the HDD in low volume, all the hum from the fan distracts me.
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