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So, i have been thinking about buying an XBOX just so i can mod it. I found this one on ebay for 10 bux, but he said it will start fine, but after awhile of playing, it jsut freezes up.. COuld it be overheating, becasue if i am going to buy it and just tear it up, i could mount a HS on the proc inside and make it all hunky dorey if that is the problem.

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it may just need good cleaning, mine would freeze during gameplay, but after i cleaned 2 years worth of dust out of it it worked like new
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I tryed that it requires alot of dremal work and the right heatsink.
    
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post #4 of 8
I wonder if his fan just froze up...I would definitely say it's a fixable problem.

It's up to $21 with six hours to go, I would expect a few more jumps before the auction ends. Good luck, it's a steal if you can land it.
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it wont be that easy to simply take off the heatsink, and other part. the box wasnt made to be upgraded, so you may encounter risky decisions, and you will need to use extreme caution.

but besides that...cool.
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it wont be that easy to simply take off the heatsink, and other part. the box wasnt made to be upgraded, so you may encounter risky decisions, and you will need to use extreme caution.

but besides that...cool.
Have you ever seen the retention mechanism for the cpu HS? It's much like a socket a HS...i was thinking of just mouning a fan to it....that would probably help big time. ANyway..i think i may be able to get a cheaprer on at a pawn shop.
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If its going cheap why not?
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All the power to ya, if you can get a cheap one to play with, by all means! This one is going up, it's at 31 plus 22 for shipping ... yikes, it probably will cost a bundle just to ship this beast of a machine!
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