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Topic: Tip to keep the 360 from overheating

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RowdyRodimus

RowdyRodimus

1. Posted:

This is a tip I gave to a friend of mine who is the manager of a Gamestop who was affraid his 360 was fixing to get the RROD, this was over a year ago and since he started doing it he hasn't had any problems since.

After you finish playing a disc based game, don't immediatly turn off the system. Go to your arcade games or something and play for a few minutes. This keeps the fan going without any extra heat building up so you actually cool your system. The way the 360 is designed the fan goes off after the power does (unlike most computers). If you have Geometry Wars 2, playing the timed game is a god way of timing yourself.

Sorry if you already knew this, but hopefully it can be of help to someone.

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CorbsStaff

Corbs

2. Posted:

I keep mine in the freezer until I'm ready to use it. I also have it outfitted with one of those turkey thermometers. When that baby pops up, I unplug it and put it back in the freezer for it to cool off.

Plain old gamer :)

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LztheQuackAdmin

LztheQuack

3. Posted:

Would "not getting a 360" count as a good solution?

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CorbsStaff

Corbs

4. Posted:

Would "not getting a 360" count as a good solution?

For you...yes.

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LztheQuackAdmin

LztheQuack

5. Posted:

I guess I shouldn't brag that I've never had these problems before, should I?

I dunno Corbie, the best way to not overheat a 360 is to get an industrial sized fan and place it near the vents. If that doesn't work then nothing will!

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y2josh

y2josh

6. Posted:

All three of these solutions sound like great ones.

y2josh

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Bobpie

Bobpie

7. Posted:

...And completely neccasary ones too!

lz2010 wrote:

Would "not getting a 360" count as a good solution?

Most definately.

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DarkG

DarkG

8. Posted:

is this guy RowdyRodimus for real? lol
Unless you turn on and off your system every 5 minutes, that's completely useless and unnecessary lol

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Magi

Magi

9. Posted:

Why not just get a turbo timer for your 360? [/car geek joke]

How about just keeping the thing in a well ventilated area and you'll be fine? ::

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DarkG

DarkG

10. Posted:

he actually wants to burn and deteriorate it...
no matter what kind of electronic you have, if you keep heating it up and then cooling it down, heating it up and repeating, you'll cause a lot more wear on it than if you leave it hot for long periods of time

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