The Xbox 360 is an excellent gaming console. However, it is prone to some rather major flaws, one of which is the problem of excessive overheating. This can cause the failure known as the red ring of death. Keep reading to learn how to stop your Xbox 360 overheating and prevent red ring of death errors.
The main reason for the Xbox 360 overheating is the fact that there is not enough room for air to flow inside the case, as well as insufficient cooling devices to cut down on the size of the console. Although this means that the Xbox 360 is more attractive and lighter, the problem of too much heat in too small of an area can lead to red ring of death problems eventually.
You've probably noticed that your Xbox 360 gets very hot, very quickly. Some gamers have had their consoles get so hot that they have actually been able to fry eggs on the outer casing. To prevent this form occurring there are a number of steps that you need to take. One of the first measures you must take to avoid your Xbox 360 overheating is to move the console to an area where it receives a higher level of airflow. If it is stuck in a cramped part of your TV cupboard, or in a warm, stuffy room then move it to an area where there is cooler air.
Also, if your Xbox 360 sits on carpet the move it. Invest in a stand that will allow you to have as much of the console exposed to the room's airflow as possible. This will reduce the problem of overheating and help prevent red ring of death errors.
Finally, if your console gets too hot whilst your playing games, power it down and give it some time to cool down before resuming gaming. Excessive gaming whilst an Xbox 360 is overheating is one of the major contributing factors to the high incidence of the red ring of death.
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