Xbox One can detect when it’s overheating and make adjustments to prevent system failure

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The Xbox 360 was plagued with failing hardware, so much in fact, Microsoft had to take a reportedly $1 billion loss to right its system’s wrongs. As we get closer to the Xbox One’s release, some people might be experiencing pre-launch jitters.

While there are rumors suggesting that Microsoft’s new console is built to last, the company itself is acknowledging some of the measures taken to keep the Xbox One operational during even the most strenuous circumstances.

Speaking to Gizmodo, Xbox’s general manager of console development, Leo del Castillo explained how the Xbox One is designed to adjust its power consumption to prevent system failure.

“With the architecture of the Xbox One, is that we can dial back the power of the box considerably. We had a little less flexibility with the 360,” he said. “And so basically, if we couldn’t dissipate the heat, there wasn’t a whole lot of leverage we could pull to keep the heat from being generated, so we had a limited amount of time before it just shut down. Xbox One can actually dial it back to a lower power state, so low in fact that it can in a mode that uses virtually no air flow.”

It’s unknown what impact this safety feature may have on the console’s performance, but we’re pretty sure the tradeoff outweighs a fried system.

[Gizmodo]

  • TomDobo

    Now thats a nice feature !!!

    • Gilbert Nicks

      that is awesome… as long as it is set up right… would hate for it to dial back and the frames go to hell… that would be my only concern… but im super excited about that feature..

      • TomDobo

        I don’t think that will be the case here i think it will just be the system will be so hot it will have enough reserve power in it so it can cool down.

    • bizzy gie

      Feature?

      It’s more of a little bit of a necessity if people don’t want their console to explode :D, but I concur.

      • TomDobo

        That made no sense

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            Okay

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            You need to go to bed or something. Go on ps4 daily and troll

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            You ok? xD

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  • RECKLESSgoat

    oh wow perfect.

  • Mitch Hall

    Though I won’t be buying one, it seems like the XB1 is probably the best-designed 8th gen console. It’s built to last… on paper, at least.

  • SLOBMARE

    look at her face it said it all when the cops found her they new she must have been partying with slobmare. and another one bites the dust only a small percentage can handling partying with slobmare. just like all the others i show them things they never seen before nor can they explain what they have just encounters with the slobmare but they all have that same blank look on their faces when they bite the dust. i call these woman that party with me slabs.

    • Avpfan13

      That’s almost as bad as ICP. You may have a promising career if you’re good with makeup.

  • krayzielilsmoki

    This article is missing a lot of information from the original source. It fails to point out that the xbox one is designed to never have these problems, the only time it would over heat is due to human error, as in the owner placing something over the vents or placing something hot on the unit.
    If the box is left alone it will not overheat.

  • Danny

    Of course playstations never had this problem to begin with even without a brick.. I guess because Sony makes actual computers and laptops so they have much more experience with hardware. MS makes windows, and even the latest version of that is having a lot of complaints.

    • Arthur Hughes

      Dont pay attention to this troll, Probably just Bizzy or Rscoe on a new account trying to get people to listen to them again.

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        The definition of a troll is someone who keeps writing without actually giving any info at all. All I’m asking is try to be funny while you do it. Don’t get mad. It’s just the Internet;)

        • Arthur Hughes

          Pathetic troll kid

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