Has Anyone Purchased a 360 This Year?

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#1 Amster_G
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In other words, how is the current noise level? I've had a couple of 360s in the past. They worked fine and everything but I just hated the noise. I didn't mind the system noise so much but when a disc was inserted I felt like putting on headphones at night since I couldn't crank the TV volume all the way without waking up everyone. I wasn't able to hear anything in the game. Only during the day it'd be fine but I never play games at those hours.

Does installing games help?

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I bought my arcade in december last year. Its one of those jaspers. I was surprised when I noticed the noise is much lower compared to older 360 models.
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#3 RockysCatnipCo
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No one has purchased a 360 this year.

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#4 Phoenix534
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The new Jasper chips are quieter, and it's even quieter if you install your games on the hard drive.

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#5 alstevens83
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I had my 360 replaced by the company i got my first one from (thanks to the RROD) and I got the Elite, not too sure if it has the Jasper chip in it however it does alot less noisey which is an advantage really

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#6 Maledizione
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When you install a game, the disk doesn't even spin. So yeah, it's quieter.

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#7 Amster_G
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Can you install all games or just some that have the option?

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#8 Phoenix534
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Can you install all games or just some that have the option?

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Most games can. The only one that I've had problems with is Crackdown.

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#9 shadow8585
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Yes I have a jasper 360 and it is noticeably quieter than previous models
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#10 SDOT55
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I just got a new 360 last night actually and its very quiet. I'm at the dashboard right now and I can barely hear it. My older 360(2006) made a little bit of noise and my friends complained that it was loud. It never really bothered me because my PS2 was 100x worse.

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#11 MFmotion
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I did in January, awesome console.... _.-_
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#12 CloserDivision
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I recently purchaised a red Resident Evil 5 elite, and it runs a lot quieter than my old white standard one. Also runs cooler.

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#13 Amster_G
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Alright. Thanks everyone.

*Considers*

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#14 BLAS1AN
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so only the arcade and red elite has the jasper? the pro model and black elites dont?

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#15 CTUDude
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Bought my Falcon Elite in Feb 09. I install everything and it's relatively quiet, I don't have anything to compare it to though. However, when the game isn't installed the system is pretty damn loud, a lot louder than my PS3 with a disc spinning. Awesome console though, I love my Elite
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#16 HokiePorter
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I got the black 360 elite in March 09 and it is much quieter than the one I had gotten December 07

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#17 orb_03_2006
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When you install a game, the disk doesn't even spin. So yeah, it's quieter.

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#18 UltraCell
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I brought the 360 this past January.. It's been running very very well so far... Hope it stays that way.

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#19 W1NGMAN-
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Me, and it's pretty damn noisy. I game really late at night all the time and the noise was driving me insane so I installed Forza 2 to the HDD and it helped a lot.

But it's still pretty noisy.

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#20 Tezcatlipoca666
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I bought my arcade in december last year. Its one of those jaspers. I was surprised when I noticed the noise is much lower compared to older 360 models.ForsakenWicked

I got mine in January, its also a Jasper. I have to say its MUCH more silent than most of the 360's I've played on so far (friends). I don't even hear it when playing and its 4-5 feet from me when playing... I have to admit I do play with high volume though.

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#21 bluezy
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Bought one last friday, it`s got a decent hum to it.
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#22 insane_metalist
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I bought my arcade in december last year. Its one of those jaspers. I was surprised when I noticed the noise is much lower compared to older 360 models.ForsakenWicked
Got same one around the same time. It's my third 360 and it's a lot more quiter.

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#23 Tezcatlipoca666
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so only the arcade and red elite has the jasper? the pro model and black elites dont?

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The Pro does actually.

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#24 BLAS1AN
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[QUOTE="BLAS1AN"]

so only the arcade and red elite has the jasper? the pro model and black elites dont?

Tezcatlipoca666

The Pro does actually.

is it safe to say if I buy any 2009 made xbox i would get the jasper?

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Last December, to replace my 3-time RROD, single-time broken disc drive eye champion 2006 model 360. 'Twas a 60 GB Falcon.
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#26 Tezcatlipoca666
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[QUOTE="Tezcatlipoca666"]

[QUOTE="BLAS1AN"]

so only the arcade and red elite has the jasper? the pro model and black elites dont?

BLAS1AN

The Pro does actually.

is it safe to say if I buy any 2009 made xbox i would get the jasper?

Its really rare so I wouldn't bet on it. Of course the Falcon works well too, I bought by 360 in January and thought I had received a Jasper. Turns out it was actually a Falcon and it has not had a single problem...

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#27 bobdood99
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I bought mine back in January. So therefore I don't know how loud it used to be, but in my opinion it's not that bad.

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#28 meinink2y
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I bought a Pro a few weeks ago and I've never noticed it being noisy.

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#29 Redwa
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In other words, how is the current noise level? I've had a couple of 360s in the past. They worked fine and everything but I just hated the noise. I didn't mind the system noise so much but when a disc was inserted I felt like putting on headphones at night since I couldn't crank the TV volume all the way without waking up everyone. I wasn't able to hear anything in the game. Only during the day it'd be fine but I never play games at those hours.

Does installing games help?

Amster_G

I bought mine in January of 09'. Installing a game and playing it there is absolutely no noise whatsoever. Without installation it makes some but it isn't noticable.