Originally Posted by Dan_9
When playing a game it keeps doing this
& freezes up.
Looks like artifacting on a PC. What are your thoughts ? Is it most likely dead?
It ain't dead yet.. i've had those problems couple of times.
it's not that hard to use a heat gun with x360 mobo. I've done it to several mobos with success. Even youtube has videos about doing this right.
But first off, i would take those stupid xclamps off and replace them with bolts, new thermal paste.. and some extra cooling.
Original cooling system is really crappy.
I replaced my original fans with 2x70mm fans + 60mm intake fan in front of cpu heatsink and those changes lowered temps a lot and made it silent even that they're running @ 12v