Your 360 can be saved after all

We all know someone who has experienced the dreaded "red ring of lights", but now it seems there is a cure for those brave enough to venture into the insides of their Xbox 360.

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Gh0stDrag0n6459d ago

I wonder what thermal paste he used? Artic Silver 5? That stuff is the best. When my warranty runs out I'm going to try a liquid cooling mod!

USMChardcharger6459d ago

what is a liquid cooling mod?

you do know the 360 is liquid cooled?

or maybe this liquid cooling mod you are talking about is to improve upon that,right?

Gh0stDrag0n6459d ago (Edited 6459d ago )

Liquid Cooling is where you pump a liquid (antifreeze) through a water block mounted on the CPU and/or Graphics Chip. Usually a computer that is liquid cooled has a pump,liquid resivor,waterblocks on CPU/VGA/NB, and a heat exchanger/radiator. It works alot like A cars Engine coolant system.
In liquid cooled computers, overclocking is more stable due to the more effecient cooling.

The BS Police6459d ago

This is exact proof that the 360 is not a fualty game system. But I'm sure Sonyfans will ignore this proof anyways and countinue to spead rumors.

Fuzz McDeath6459d ago (Edited 6459d ago )

...don't have time to read it. This story cropped up way back in March - It was quickly debunked as /xbox1data/sep/EEuEAykVuZXMIPE a SP.php...and here is MS's response via e/2006/03/10/533618.aspx

So now the guy at Ars Technica has done it. Let's all wait and see how long it lasts before the lights come back. Not to be a pessimist (well, I am) but I got another few days out of my first 360 just by unplugging the cables and replugging them (not the most technical of fixes).

OutLaw6459d ago

I have a year warranty with Gamestop. If anything should happen to my system they will replace it with a new one. But I guess this is good news for people that their warranty has expired.

USMChardcharger6459d ago

i did the same thing. but when i got home and opened my new 360 up i noticed that M$ was offering a two year warrenty for the same price Gamestop sold me a one year.
i went back to gamestop and got my money back the next day with no problem and then sent the same amount to M$ for theirs.

OutLaw6459d ago

You tell me this now? Some friend you are.

Just kidding

I knew about the warranty with the company. I just figure instead of sending my system out. I could just take it to the store and replace it right then and there.

THELANDSOFSAND6459d ago (Edited 6459d ago )

i'm not sure your average 360 user is going to want to open up his xbox, remove the heatsink, peel a thin layer of plastic from a chip and then cover the chip with paste.

These things freak out the average person, and will lead to a lot of screw ups.

oh and i don't know anyone with the 'ring of death' so thats just BS.

USMChardcharger6459d ago

yeah, i noticed it started the article with, "every one knows someone who has recieved the red ring of light" you, i do not know of anyone that has either.

FamoAmo6459d ago

My friend placed his in a cabinet and closed the doors and in the next hour the red lights appeared but they were b/c of his retarded a@@ not opening his cabinet. His never broke and he took it out of the cabinet and it works just fine now.. So all the retards placing their 360's next to heaters or in bad spots is all it is!! Nothing faulty except the retard that bought the console!!

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The Best Tomb Raider Games Ranked

We've gone on many adventures with Lara Croft. With another reboot in the making, Wealth of Geeks felt it was a good time to go down the nostalgia rabbit hole and remember the best of those tomb-raiding thrills.

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Sonic188116h ago(Edited 16h ago)

I do agree that Tomb Raider Angel of Darkness was the worse one 😂 I remember playing some of it and I took it back. That game was just awful in every way. I bought it used at gamestop and glad they had that 7 day return policy for used games 😂

ZeekQuattro10h ago

Simple. He's been hating on the Tomb Raider reboots for years. I can't imagine seeing them at the top of a best TR game list let alone being on the list in general sitting well with him because of it.

-Foxtrot6h ago



No no, just pointing out how TR mutated into a generic action adventure game losing the appeal of what it once was when it was more about puzzles and platforming over going Rambo, slaughtering waves of enemies

But hey, continue being a dick and speaking about me like I’m not going to see the comment.

RavenWolfx14h ago

I would agree Rise for 1 and the reboot as 2. Shadow is a bit high, though.