QUOTE(hignaki @ Sep 10 2006, 04:47 PM)
Thermal paste is a "goop" that helps heat transfer between two objects; in this case, the CPU/GPU and Heatsink.
People didn't remove thermal paste entirely. IF it was the paste with the foil over it, they removed the foil and cleaned the heatsink, then reapplied with Arctic Silver or some such brand of paste. If it wasn't the one with foil, it was a case where there was entirely too much thermal paste, so they removed it and reapplied a correct amount of new paste.
While I haven't done it on the 360, IIRC there are eight Torx screws holding down the two "X's".
EDIT: ClawedUp, it sounds like he hasn't replaced the thermal compound yet.
I already took those 8 torx screws that what hold the mobo to the metal case too. But their is 8 silver type screws in red circle that holds the heatsinks on. Those are weird looking screws. Look in between there is nut in there too. But is hard to get to.
The Arctic Silver is a paste form? Not solder type? Can i get it at radioshack?