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Now that sounds interesting. I'd love to see one of them mystery boards with my own eyes smile.gif Too bad I live too far from official Microsoft centers that include an xbox support team, so the chance of encountering one is quite slim :/
Actually, even that didn't eradicate the problem entirely. I occasionally encounter RROD slims as well; in fact, one came in just today, and the culprit is indeed the CGPU. Will be doing a reball tomorrow smile.gif
Oh, and one more thing about slims: even though the CGPU failure rate went down considerably, a new issue popped up: the southbridge biggrin.gif 66-75% of RROD slims that come to me actually require a southbridge reflow/reball rather than the CGPU. Just one more engineering oversight atop the already considerably-sized pile smile.gif

Once i get another kit to open it sure

Its probably just a Jasper 4.1 with different cooling config MS did to stave off failure since it was already so late. But thats what threw me off
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I don't get how you guys and tons of my friends would deal with this crap and STILL give M$ money for a console. Baffles me.
Well, at least Xone seem solid. Large PC-like heatsink with a big fan, works very quiet, I'd say it's a much better design than cramped PS4 with laptop turbine.
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I don't get how you guys and tons of my friends would deal with this crap and STILL give M$ money for a console. Baffles me.

Yeah, I have a friend that had his first two Xbox 360 fail right after warranty and still bought another one. That pretty much kept me away from getting one and stick with Nintendo for fun games with the family/kids and real gaming with PC.
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Once i get another kit to open it sure

Its probably just a Jasper 4.1 with different cooling config MS did to stave off failure since it was already so late. But thats what threw me off
the black elite 399.99 version appears to be the most reliable of the pre slims
    
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Well, at least Xone seem solid. Large PC-like heatsink with a big fan, works very quiet, I'd say it's a much better design than cramped PS4 with laptop turbine.

*scoff* The pS4 design is light years ahead of the caveman designed xbone
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Wait they where using "wet beach towels" to fit the Xbox? -Somehow this makes sense to me! tongue.gif
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*scoff* The pS4 design is light years ahead of the caveman designed xbone
So how come "caveman xbone" runs much quieter and more efficient?
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/08/xbox-one-built-for-10-years-of-silent-running/
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So how come "caveman xbone" runs much quieter and more efficient?
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/08/xbox-one-built-for-10-years-of-silent-running/

LOL, an Arstechica article? Seriously? Everyone in the comments section is laughing their faces off about it. Try harder.

http://vr-zone.com/articles/sony-engineer-unveils-functional-beauty-ps4s-cooling-system/69852.html
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Whoopee, Xbone runs a bit cooler with and oversized pc heatsink and external power brick. Still looks like a rejected VCR design and no games I wanna play in it, even being a 360 veteran owner.
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