12-13-2017 05:58 PM
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  1. SeaBuf's Avatar
    My Project Scorpio Edition is noticeably louder than my original Xbox One (not S). I’ve found a video on YouTube that comes pretty close to how my fan sounds:

    Is this normal? Not sure if I can live with that noise. It’s not about the “swooshing” sound of air, but that underlying buzzing noise is far from optimal.
    11-09-2017 09:07 AM
  2. jlzimmerman's Avatar
    That is probably abnormal. I've read several reviews on the X1X and all have mentioned how quiet the machine is.
    11-09-2017 01:29 PM
  3. jeffchapik's Avatar
    My coworker told me his is noticeably louder than his One S when it is working heavily.
    11-10-2017 10:41 AM
  4. Wyatt Knapp's Avatar
    I have the Project Scorpio edition and there is a very obnoxious loud buzzing noise when it is turned on. Even under no load the noise is there. It is far louder than the original Xbox One. I haven't decided what to do about it (re: contacting MS) but I don't think I can live with it...

    I know they replaced consoles when they had problems with the One S so maybe they'll do the same with this...

    Any thoughts?
    11-10-2017 10:51 AM
  5. bobsentell's Avatar
    tl;dr:
    No.

    Long version:
    My Xbox One X is quieter than the power brick of the original Xbox One. For reference, I have it standing up vertically in an entertainment center. I have a WiiU and Switch sitting next to it which could be muffling the sound. However, I use to have the original XB1 brick in the same place and could hear it fine. At least to me, The Xbox One X is much quieter. You could just have gotten one with a bad fan. Even a failure rate of just 1% on 1,000,000 fans will still be 10,000 fans.
    11-10-2017 11:06 AM
  6. EliteMikes's Avatar
    My Project Scorpio Edition is noticeably louder than my original Xbox One (not S). I’ve found a video on YouTube that comes pretty close to how my fan sounds:

    Is this normal? Not sure if I can live with that noise. It’s not about the “swooshing” sound of air, but that underlying buzzing noise is far from optimal.

    I did not have this kind of noise, but i had a weird noise before mine shut down. I was using it for probably less than an hour. I started it back up and it ran for maybe 5 mins before shutting down again never to start back up. I requested a replacement from amazon and it should be in today.

    Fan noise seemed to be okay, but I have a plasma tv with a noticeable fan so it's hard for me to say if it's louder than the original. I never found the original to be loud.
    11-10-2017 11:12 AM
  7. Jf.Vigor's Avatar
    Mine only had the loud noise when doing the transfer from old Xbox to new. That took a day due to my bad wireless network setup.

    Also wow this Xbox is heavy af. Pulled a forearm muscle lifting it out the box lol
    11-10-2017 11:22 AM
  8. Morgy93's Avatar
    Same here.. Xbox One X Scorpio Edition
    But my rattle sound is not there all the time.
    I assume it's the HDD, at least it doesn't sound like the fan at all (yes my fan does "woosh" too)

    I'd really love to know if this is normal, because I only want my Scorpio Edition replaced if this is really some fault.

    For instance I had my original Surface replaced a couple of times only to realize that the coil whine is normal and probably couldn't be heard by older people. (Because the older, the lesser high audio frequencies the human ear can hear)
    11-10-2017 11:29 AM
  9. Vallos's Avatar
    Fortunately, my Scorpio is whisper quiet. It sounds like there are defective units out there.
    11-10-2017 11:38 AM
  10. rapiddemon's Avatar
    My Project Scorpio Edition is noticeably louder than my original Xbox One (not S). I’ve found a video on YouTube that comes pretty close to how my fan sounds:

    Is this normal? Not sure if I can live with that noise. It’s not about the “swooshing” sound of air, but that underlying buzzing noise is far from optimal.
    Mine standard edition is the same. I’ve sent videos to Xbox support who are claiming it’s normal, which it obviously isn’t. I can’t exchange it as there is no stock.

    https://twitter.com/scarlettshaw/sta...29857042911233
    11-10-2017 12:06 PM
  11. Paul Josephson's Avatar
    Microsoft will but, being that it has only been a few days take it back to the store or ship it back. Microsoft is pretty good and quick about replacing items but, that turnaround will be quicker from a major online store (like Amazon, GameStop, BestBuy, etc..) Don't treat as it is special and think opening it voids anything. People seem to be tip toeing around returning it. It is no different than any other item you buy.

    Every device has issues. Especially true for the initial run of a new device with many moving parts like these consoles. The failure rates aren't much greater then normal. You just hear about it more because people are more focused on the device What little issues that are common will be ironed out at the manufacturing.

    The PS4 Pro had fan issues as well when it was released last year. It also had weird power and erratic system issues. I was one with a bad PS4 Pro fan (you could hear from the other side of the house) and returned it back to GameStop. The second device had an issue where it wouldn't eject the disc and power up didn't always work. Returned that one. The third time was the charm as they say in my Pro case.

    So far my Xbox X has been working like a charm. It is slightly louder than S but, not drastically so on normal operation (just ever so slight). However, it can be noticeably louder then the S (still quieter than my Pro) mostly when it is running true 4K game. Which is to expected as it really is pushing the APU at that point over the less expensive 1440p or 1080p renders.
    11-10-2017 12:21 PM
  12. SmoothDog's Avatar
    No issues here so far. I’ve been mostly gaming with COD WWII and it works it pretty good, but no worries here.
    11-10-2017 12:51 PM
  13. Spencer Rempel's Avatar
    My Project Scorpio Edition is noticeably louder than my original Xbox One (not S). I’ve found a video on YouTube that comes pretty close to how my fan sounds:

    Is this normal? Not sure if I can live with that noise. It’s not about the “swooshing” sound of air, but that underlying buzzing noise is far from optimal.
    Yeah my Scorpio edition does that too but I don't really want to replace it as it's limited edition and it's just noise
    11-10-2017 01:14 PM
  14. overbored's Avatar
    My Project Scorpio Edition is noticeably louder than my original Xbox One (not S). I’ve found a video on YouTube that comes pretty close to how my fan sounds:

    Is this normal? Not sure if I can live with that noise. It’s not about the “swooshing” sound of air, but that underlying buzzing noise is far from optimal.
    My one x is insanely quiet even after hours of gaming
    11-10-2017 02:26 PM
  15. Ribcage SE's Avatar
    Yes, mine is really loud when playing Gears 4 or SWBF2. Its like it gets too warm and then the fans get louder and louder. My One S has always been quiet so I will send this one in for repairs.
    11-10-2017 02:53 PM
  16. markylad's Avatar
    I have a similar issue with the scorpio edition. At first i thought it was the Forza game and background noise then realised it was coming from the disc itself. It was a high pitched noise as though the spinning of the disc was causing it. Then it went off when i played a game that was on the HDD, so it obviously was coming from the disc drive.
    11-10-2017 03:10 PM
  17. Avatar of Apathy's Avatar
    My Project Scorpio Edition is noticeably louder than my original Xbox One (not S). I’ve found a video on YouTube that comes pretty close to how my fan sounds:

    Is this normal? Not sure if I can live with that noise. It’s not about the “swooshing” sound of air, but that underlying buzzing noise is far from optimal.
    I haven't heard this noise yet from mine, but I will keep an ear out.
    11-11-2017 12:56 AM
  18. mozzeph's Avatar
    Can somebody who doesnt hear the fan noise please play some wolfenstein 2? mine is okish i guess but sometime it gets very loud and hot, especially with wolf 2..
    id love for MS to investigate this, come forward and clarify the situation if this has something to do with the hovis method.
    11-11-2017 09:13 AM
  19. minus365's Avatar
    My Project Scorpio Edition is noticeably louder than my original Xbox One (not S). I’ve found a video on YouTube that comes pretty close to how my fan sounds:

    Is this normal? Not sure if I can live with that noise. It’s not about the “swooshing” sound of air, but that underlying buzzing noise is far from optimal.
    Mine is dead quiet when idle, but when it is under heavy load, the fan gets louder and louder. :/
    Last edited by minus365; 11-13-2017 at 08:09 AM.
    11-11-2017 10:06 AM
  20. offbeatbop's Avatar
    I have the Project Scorpio Edition too and it's noticeably louder than my Xbox One Day One Edition. Not sure if it's normal because it just came out so the jury's still out. Luckily for me (I guess) I play with noise cancelling headphones so it's not really much of an issue. As long as it's normal and it's not going to melt then I can live with it.

    If it's not normal I'd like to see some kind of statement from Microsoft. After the Samsung Note 7 turned out to be a flaming Hadouken I wouldn't want to take any chances.

    edit: I noticed this within the first hour of playing so I don't see how this couldn't have come up during testing.
    Last edited by offbeatbop; 11-12-2017 at 02:35 PM.
    11-12-2017 02:24 PM
  21. Morgy93's Avatar
    I tried to record mine:
    https://1drv.ms/f/s!AmUL3D4lyqn6pZBL5-hUDYhqwgigdw

    The fun thing is .. this rattle sound can vanish completely ... and it can get much worse (at Rise of the Tomb Raider for example)
    11-12-2017 03:25 PM
  22. rapiddemon's Avatar
    I took mine back and got another one. It’s much quieter, more on a par with my X1S now.
    11-13-2017 06:39 AM
  23. Keyan06's Avatar
    Mine is (knock on wood) whisper quiet. As quiet as my Xbox One day one edition. Even under gaming loads I don't notice much noise.

    That noise in the video sounds like a fan issue. Either it's not in there tight or worse, there is a small defect in one of the bearings that is making it growl like that.
    11-14-2017 12:07 PM
  24. mozzeph's Avatar
    i also requested a replacement by MS. they still had scorpio editions left so i figured why not repalce it if they offer to do it. let's hope this new box will be more quiet.
    11-15-2017 03:49 AM
  25. Exthree's Avatar
    i also requested a replacement by MS. they still had scorpio editions left so i figured why not repalce it if they offer to do it. let's hope this new box will be more quiet.
    How did your replacement go? Mine is making the swooshing noise and it's annoying me. I keep it in a TV stand, but it's open, and there's plenty of space around.
    12-01-2017 03:38 AM
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