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post #1 of 22
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Ok so I am playing Assassins Creed and I can only play for about 10-15 minutes and the screen goes off and black and gives me two flashes of the red ring. Not the three, I turn it off and back on and it's fine.

No other games/media do this. Does anybody know what it is. Is my 360 over heating??
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post #2 of 22
It means your system is overheating. It then shuts itself off to try and cool itself down.
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post #3 of 22
put it near a window or get a fan blowing on it.
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post #4 of 22
Yea too hot. Try to get it in a spot where it can vent better. 3 red rings is what you want to really avoid.
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post #5 of 22
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Glad it's not my 360 lol, thx guys. Thought that might be what it was.

I'll relay the message to my buddy. He keeps it in a book case so I knew that was a bad idea lol.
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post #6 of 22
BOOK CASE = BAD.

The things need air man.

Even then, some people let little fluffy scratch all her dandruff near the vent. This guy was getting two-ring overheat codes and occasional RROD's when he emailed me for repair. Observe what I saw:



You can see the scorch marks on the flashing:



Got it nice and clean, but still had to do X-Clamp because the joker's heat had warped the board and pulled away the balling of the GPU:



Your friend might want to send some compressed air through. Cover your mouths and noses when you do...
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post #7 of 22
i opened mine to clean it and it was a giant mess, i cleaned the heat sink and even threw in two passive copper NB coolers with thermal tape to draw some of the heat away from the cpu.
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post #8 of 22
since when did electronics stop using filters LOL

I miss the good old days
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I wanna mod a TRUE into mine :O. That would be the most Epic 360 mod ever.
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I wanna mod a TRUE into mine :O. That would be the most Epic 360 mod ever.
Get workin on that sunroof
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