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dont know if this was mentioned in this thread, but the ONLY reason 360s have overheated are because of the massive power supply blocks.. if you are ONE OF THE RARE PEOPLE to get freezing in-game because of over-heating all you would need to do is suspend that power block in mid-air.. in other words tie it to a string and have it hanging in mid-air or put it on top of a box with the lid open so that heat can escape from it from all sides... READ THIS:

SOLUTION TO XBOX360 OVERHEATING
http://www.gamespot.com/pages/forums...3998153&page=5

and i dont think anyones 360 has overheated to the point where it stopped working altogether.. so i dont see any need to go out and buy any extra fans..
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post #33 of 38
Then how do you explain when people believe their 360 is freezing because of overheating and they pull the heatsink off and replace it with aftermarket thermal material that they issue no longer exists?

I highly doubt that the brick is the ONLY reason, it's very possibly 1 reason, but it's not the only reason they overheat.
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post #34 of 38
overheating, are these people playing them in an oven?
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well im FREAKING out about my xbox 360 I REALLY DONT WANT IT TO BREAK (LIKE REALLY REALLY REALLY BAD) and im tryin to take all precautions.


Any advice (even though ive gotten alot of advice over the last week or so and greatly appreciate it)
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you know everything needed to know, now enjoy your system! don't worry a lot, even though you have voided your warranty, your not endangering it by doing what you've told us.
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post #37 of 38
The Xbox 360 will very rarely overheat if it is kept in an area with proper ventilation. Basically don't put it in an enclosed space and don't put it on something which retains heat really well. If it does just so happen that your Xbox 360 overheats due to a severe manufacturing defect just return it and get a new one. Wal-Mart will even take it back if you don't have a reciept. This is of course if it is an Xbox 360 you are buying new in which the sometimes defective power supply design was altered.
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post #38 of 38
Water-cooling the 360 is cool and all but it's a waste of money. Just give it room. The first step is to lay it on it's side rather than stand it up. If it's stuck in an AV cabinet then there's no where for the hot air to go. Just think about how your PC needs air and apply the same logic to the 360.
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