One of the issues that the older Xbox 360 faced was how hot it could get when it didn’t have proper ventilation, which could cause a system to burn out. Now that the new Xbox 360 Slim is out on the market, how hot does it get compared to the older models?
Based on our test, the new Xbox 360 Slim runs 20 degrees Fahrenheit cooler than the original Xbox 360 while playing a game. Below is a comparison chart between the two consoles. The measurements were taken from inside the ventilation holes of both consoles in a room at 78 degrees Fahrenheit.
IDLE for an Hour
Xbox 360 Falcon – 140 Degrees F / 60 Degrees C
Xbox 360 Valhalla (Slim) – 123 Degrees F / 50 Degrees C
Playing Modern Warfare 2 for an Hour
Xbox 360 Falcon – 167 Degrees F / 75 Degrees C
Xbox 360 Valhalla (Slim) – 139 Degrees F / 59 Degrees C
To make sure the Xbox 360 is getting enough ventilation, you need to make sure that it isn’t in an enclosed space so that the console can take cool air in with the intake on its side. Without cool air flowing, the Xbox 360 will run hot beyond your imagination. Putting it along with the entertainment system shelf is a bad idea as there is no sufficient air to get into the intakes of the Xbox 360. The new Xbox 360 Slim has its ventilation fan on the top, which sucks air directly onto the heat sink, and it does a really good job of keeping the system cool and preventing overheat.
NOTE: The temperature of your Xbox 360 varies depending on several factors; room temperature, and where the Xbox 360 is stored.How Hot Can the New Xbox 360 Slim Get?,