RROD HELP! how long do i let this thing overheat for?!

rettmen Dec 28, 2012

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    ive got the 3 RROD. ive re applied thermal paste and all that. im just not sure how long to have the system overheating for. i have the fan plugged in cooling the CPU..but HOW LONG? 1 hour? 2 hours????

    i have a throwback '07 elite...modded....i dont want to get rid of it. someone help me out here!

    please and thank you! :D

    and yes...i know there is a post somewhere deep in the archives that explains this....but ive been searching all day!!

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    thats only temporary fix and might not last. But leave it for 10-20 mins .
     
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    10/20min? really? lol...ive had it goin for an hour so far. is there a more efficient way to do it? an at home kinda way?

    i do appreciate ur reply tho
     
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    when the 3 lights flash wait till they go to 2 then leave to cool down and seitch on also are you useing artic silver thermal paste if not use that
     
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    its been goin over an hour, still 3 flashing red. im using a thermal paste, not that specific one. i live in toronto, and apparently all these electronic spots have no idea what im talking about when i ask for it. so thermal paste in general isnt easy to come by....unfortunately
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    k...im all out of options here. do u think the fact that im not using arctic 5 thermal compound could be the issue? im using a no name brand compound that is white and has the viscosity of white out. im thinking that arctic 5 may be a bit thicker and work. whats ur suggestion?

    i found a spot that does sell the arctic 5, but only in the big tube....so i basically will get it if it works...but dont really wanna waste my $$$$ and gas if u dont think it makes a difference.

    any help is always appreciated :)
     
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    It should not take hours to overheat if thats the way your trying to fix it
    takes about 10 min for 3 lights to turn to 2

    Feel your heatsinks are they getting hot if not there's another problem :|
     
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    Firstly whats the secondary error of the console? You maybe trying to fix something that frankly isnt fixable...

    How to get the Xbox 360 secondary error code:


    http://youtu.be/h-vjwgoSEog

    4 Lights = 0
    3 lights = 3
    2 lights = 2
    1 light = 1

    Post your secondary error code here...
     
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    there could be so many things that could be wrong screw tightness screws leveled out correctly paste used etc etc if youve bought a proper clamping kit and correct paste itll probably need a complete reflow but then youve gotta put all the heatsinks back on and hope for the best this is why i avoid red ringers like the ex missus too much hassle .

    hopefully in a year or two we will stop seeing red ring error posts as theyve all blown up and been binned ..
     
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