I don't get it.
Another bonehead move by M$! They KNOW why the 360 overheats. They KNOW the main fault lies with the inadequate cooling for BOTH chips. Look at any PC CPU and any video card GPU. When they have heatsinks on them, they have the fans right on the heatsinks. So, naturally, they will heat up a LOT more using passive heatsinks and fans that are at a distance. Also, there is more heat generated by the GPU. Feel any disc that comes out of your 360 after even playing for a short amount of time. The DVD drive is located right above the GPU heatsink.
M$ also KNOWS that getting rid of the X-Clamps and doing a commercial version of the fix that so many of us have done (thanks to the awesome guys on the net) would stop the overheating at a phenomenal rate!
They KNOW this!
WHY won't they do that kind of fix if they won't go the way of making BOTH chips 65nm??
Do they WANT 360's to break down? It doesn't make sense to me at all. They have to pay all those techs to repair the 360's when they come in because they overheated with the 3RLOD. Is it a tax write-off or something?
If not, they I just don't understand this move on their part.
And I'm not a "nub". This is coming from a PC Tech who's been doing this kind of thing for the last 20 years.