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How-To Fix: Content On Computer Extender Not Updating on XBOX 360

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If you play movies or music from your computer through your Xbox 360 you have the computer setup as an XBOX extender.  Over time as you add new content to your computer the Xbox 360 may not update with the new content. To fix this you simply log into your computer in question and bring up Windows Media Player and select Oragnize > Apply Media Information Changes.

Once you have done that your computer (Xbox 360 Extender) will begin to update the library.


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Once the progress bar hits 100% your media will be updated and you should see all of it on your Xbox 360.

For more info on setting the Extender up, here are the instructions from the Xbox 360 web page.

Connect your console to Windows Media Center

Before you can play content from Windows Media Center on your Xbox 360 console, you need to connect your console to Windows Media Center.

Setting up Windows Media Center

To use Windows Media Center with Xbox 360, you must have a computer running Windows Media Center. Windows Media Center is included with the following versions of Windows:

  • Windows 7 Ultimate, Professional, or Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Ultimate or Home Premium
  • Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005

Step 1: Get Setup Key from Xbox 360

  1. On your console, go to My Xbox and select Windows Media Center.
  2. Follow the on-screen instructions.
  3. Write down the 8-digit Media Center Setup Key.

Step 2: Add an Extender on your computer

  1. Start Windows Media Center.
  2. Click Tasks, and then click Add Extender.
  3. When prompted, enter the 8-digit Setup Key from Xbox 360.
  4. Complete the Extender setup
Silverstone SG03 Case

Silverstone Sg03 + Gigabyte GA-G33M-DS2R + Intel Q6600 + Zalman CNPS8700 LED = Too Hot?

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This was something i posted over at HardForums a while back.  It was a problem with getting the temperatures down on a new build.  The build included a Silverstone Sg03 Case, Gigabyte GA-G33M-DS2R motherboard, Zalman CNPS8700 LED HSF, and an Intel Q6600 processor.  The problem with the build was the case was a small form factor case with a small motherboard and a blazing fast (but hot) processor.   The way the case is setup is the power supply sits directly over the CPU and Heatsink and Fan.  The Sg03 is great because you can put the latest processor, full ATX PSU, and full length video cards in it.  The downside is it’s all packed in such a small area and the temperature are bound to get hot.  To make matters worse, there is very little ventilation in the back side of the case.
Sg03 + GA-G33M-DS2R + Q6600 = too hot?
(i have a similar post in Overclocking and Cooling but i thought SFF group might have more experience with this type of setup)I have a GA-G33M-DS2R and Q6600 in a Sg03 case, my cooler is a CNPS8700 LED and my temps are really high idle and at load. At first i thought the high temps were because i had applied the Arctic Silver 5 incorrectly ( i spread out the paste on the entire cooler instead of the single line of paste in the middle like Arctic Silver suggests.) I also tried moving the case fan to blow more directly on the CPU (stock configuration has the case fan in the middle) Temps didn’t really change much.

Here are my temps with no overclocking.

SpeedFan 4.32
Idle: 37C, 35C, 33C, 33C
Load (after 20min of Orthos): 76C, 75C, 75C, 75C

CoreTemp 0.95
Idle 52C, 50C, 48C, 47C
load (after 20min Orthos): 91C, 90C, 90C, 90C


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TJunction on this CPU is 100C

The next step i’ve found to reduce my temps would be to remove the CPU retention clip so there will be better contact between the heatsink and CPU. i might try lapping as well.

here is the clip i’m talking about and an example of someone that did it::

http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=229063

To solve the problem i tried a few things.  First, i went with the CNPS8700 LED over the stock heatsink which  brought the temps down a couple degrees. My q6600 has the old stepping so it ran a little hotter. Both heatsinks worked fine, i initially bought the CNPS8700 LED because i thought the stock heatsink wouldn’t fit. The CNPS8700 LED dropped the temps by a few degrees so depending if that decrease in temperature is worth it to you, you may just want to go with the stock HSF. If i was building the computer again i would have saved the money on the Zalman CNPS8700 LED.
I ended up not touching the cpu retention clip because it didnt seem like it was causing the problem. The high temps were because i didnt apply the thermal grease optimally. If you have arctic silver 5, check the website for the proper way to apply the grease. You can see it here.
Another thing that really helped the temps was putting a slot cooler in the top slot above the power supply. i put mine in with a fan regulator to keep the noise down. When the case is upright, the cpu is close to that area, and since heat rises, the slot cooler does a good job exhausting heat from the case.
The final temps using CoreTemp V.95 were:

Idle:
42 degrees to TJunction remaining
44 degrees to TJunction remaining
46 degrees to TJunction remaining
48 degrees to TJunction remaining

Full Load:
26 degrees to TJunction remaining
27 degrees to TJunction remaining
28 degrees to TJunction remaining
28 degrees to TJunction remaining

The build also had two 120mm scythe fans up front and the fan controlled slot cooler in the top rear like i mentioned earlier. As you can see the temps run sorta high but not too high. The system is 100% stable. I did not do any overclocking and the system is extremely quiet. I also had tried flipping the PSU so its fan can help exhaust the CNPS8700 LED but it really didn’t make a difference. Overall i was happy with the build and would pick the same parts again.

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