QUOTE(armickha512 @ Jul 2 2012, 02:40 PM)
Thanks for the replies,
Yes the fan is definately working as it is pulling air in through the side vents and out the top.
I'm on the console now and it isn't too hot at the moment but i expect it to start getting hotter after a while.
The mfr of the console is october 2011, but purchesed in feburary this year. Does my warrenty with microsoft expire in october when made or in febuary next year. Only asking because i'd rather send to microsoft than return yet another xbox to that store.
Like said it could just be the thermal paste but i don't want to void my warrenty so i'll probably send it off for repair.
But it's definately not normal for it to run hotter than my old zephyr right?
Register the box on the Xbox website to see your warranty status.
There's no way for you to tell how "hot" it's running without hacking and running a program to see the temp readings. You can't accurately determine whether or not it is running hotter or cooler than your old Zephyr, but I would say that it running hotter is normal (like I said, slims are made to run hotter).
Of course, every Xbox ever made is predetermined to die eventually. Variables in the manufacturing process could make some die sooner than others, like in your case. You probably just got a bad egg. You should definitely send it off sooner than later.