now i HAVE to mod my 360! 56K warning

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    well....it happened to me. i got the "red ring of death" around the power button. i suspect something that controls the fan speed is to blame. it used to sound like my stock x850 fan(like an f-16) and now it's barely audible. low and behold my warranty is up (all 90 days of it :bleh: ) so i did a lil homework(especially after obliterating my last processor for not doing so) and found an article of a dude who did what i had considered doing long before i started having problems. but here is what i did. im starting @ assembly and working forward.
    even if ur xbox works great....it's still kinda cool to see what's inside. seeing as i have nothing to lose and i've been wanting to mod it ever since i've gotten it. im gonna cut a window and paint it....not sure what color yet. and more than likely water cool it(when the funds arise) perhaps a bad ass cold cathode kit :drool: im getting excited thinking about it.

    1) here is everything disassembled and laid out on my bed. (i was too anxious to get camera whilest taking everything apart)

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    2) here is a pic of the heat sinc for the CPU. kinda cool with the heat pipe goin' thru it.

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    3) next is the heat sinc for the GPU. look how dinky it is. should be deeper. but the disc drive is directly above it, so they had to make it low profile. hence the larger surface area.


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    4) these are the retaining clips that hold the sincs to the chips from the back of the mobo. odd design. there ought to be a little more tension, perhaps some springs. it feels like the sincs were too loose.


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    5) a lil bit blurry, but the CPU is on the left and the GPU is on the right. what is the 2nd die for? does anyone know? if i'm not mistake it is a shared memory die.

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    6) here are the fans. that are SUPPOSED :annoyed: to draw away the heat.


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    7) after applying some arctic silver 5, i installed the cpu sinc....


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    8) then the GPU

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    9) here is the back of the mobo with the retaining clips on. i thought it may be of interest to see them.


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    10) FINETO!!! it's back together and awaiting power and a prayer. note the "cooling" system. the plastic duct-like thing directs air THRU the cpu sinc, and all is good, but for the gpu, it just butts up against the sinc and seeing the the sinc is open faced doesn't really cool it all that well. it would have been better for team xbox to have made the duct so it extended over the entire area of the sinc, so air would actually be forced to travel over it.

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    11) here goes nothing!!! :confused: *note fingers R crossed*


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    it fired right up and i actually got to play some NFS: MW for 15 minutes. ( approx. 14:50 minutes longer than before [​IMG] ) im in no way endorsing ppl to dissasemble and void the(albeit SHORT) warranties. this is only the beginning for me. <NUKE>
     
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    Awesome! Esp the using AS5 part :) Glad you got it working again, far too expensive to not try something.
     
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    freakin' eh dude. awesome :). you going to put up a tornado up in that ma? that sure would be schweeet!
     
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    Watercooling + Acrylic window + Cold cathodes = Best Xbox360 Ever
     
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    i just played it for 30 minutes and no freeze up. it got to where after it started locking up, it wouldn't even boot into the dashboard. the mod thing is certainly gonna happen. just gotta scrape and pinch my pennies. i already have some plexi for the window. and a dremel itching to snack on plastic and metal. i have seen some modded xbox's and getting some ideas.
     
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    I say mount it in a freezer. That'll fix it.
     
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    ^^ make that freezer portable. otherwise, it needs to have 3 freezers attached to it ;)
     
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    Quad Freezers in SLi
     
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    LOL @ Quad freezers in SLi

    Well why not just use a freezer for the living room then keep icecream. Or just a fridge and then put beer in it.

    I mean you'll need both when gaming anyway :D
     

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