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#1 wildpatel

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 06:12 PM

I completed the x-clamp mod and got rid of those evil 3 red lights but now when i turn on the xbox 360 it gets really loud and keeps getting louder..and then i get 2 red lights on the front of the xbox...what can be the problem? I checked up on the 2 light error and it means the xbox is overheating? so does that mean the heatsink was not installed correctly? the heatsimk did get hot when i turned on the xbox during the x-clamp mod so im not sure what the problem is...please help.

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 09:32 PM

Leave the fans unplugged, turn the 360 on and leave it going for about 20 minutes. Plug the fans back in and it should be fine.

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 09:42 PM

heatgun a little more will fix it too.. that or if you didnt blow the dust off the heatsinks or didnt use artic silver it will overheat

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 09:58 PM

20 minute? Or you are trying to say 2 minute ?

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 11:12 PM

Tighten the Heatsinks a bit more

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Posted 12 May 2007 - 02:46 AM

I used a silicon heat sink compound? isnt that any good..i had some laying around why would it matter? or does it make a huge difference? And i cleaned the heat sink and before install but am retrying to make sure i did it correctly

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Posted 12 May 2007 - 03:18 AM

When you reapply it, was there a lot of thermal grease left on the heatsink? If there wasn't you need to tighten it more than before

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Posted 12 May 2007 - 03:54 AM

Okay rescrewed everything again harder then before and still every time i turn it on the fans keep speeding up till the 2 red lights flashing? so does that mean the heatsink isnt sitting and contacting the chip correctly?

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Posted 12 May 2007 - 03:59 AM

QUOTE(wildpatel @ May 11 2007, 09:30 PM) View Post

Okay rescrewed everything again harder then before and still every time i turn it on the fans keep speeding up till the 2 red lights flashing? so does that mean the heatsink isnt sitting and contacting the chip correctly?


Most likely yes. Your CPU or GPU are not making full contact with the heatsinks, which is why it would be overheating.

Edited by FrostyTheSnowman, 12 May 2007 - 03:59 AM.


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Posted 12 May 2007 - 04:25 AM

Try taking a set of washers off

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Posted 12 May 2007 - 06:06 AM

well just tested with 2 washers and i have all green and go..lost plant has run for 20 mins without excessive noise speeding up from the fan or anything..its hard to determine weather or not its cd or fan noise since the burnt games seem to be louder then regular games however its running great...

thanks again to everyone who posted a reply.

just a quick note..i was going to keep a watch on the temp for the GPU and CPU but needed average heats for them? and limits before a overheat will occur. thanks.

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Posted 12 May 2007 - 06:20 AM

I don't know the temps but try to listen to the fans and feel the heat with your hand

#13 wildpatel

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Posted 12 May 2007 - 06:23 AM

how hot should they be? like i can feel the heat but i touched it and it wasnt that hot...it was just warm to the touch however my xbox seems fine so im hoping they are okay.

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Posted 12 May 2007 - 06:26 AM

Play some games like you normally do, see if anything happens. If not then you might be fine, but it's not safe to say this yet.




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