let me start off by saying that i enjoy the 360 very much. However it coming to a point after 2 weeks of getting where i was getting complectly random freezing, like at bootup, in the dash board, in a middle of a game; and it was getting to the point where im getting the red ring of death on and off. The only thing that would be wrong on the top of my head was the heat.
That when i got to thinking about my friend's laptop and how it can really REALLY hot to a point of random freezes. Sure it had an exust fan but that wasen;t cutting it. So he got a notebook cooler and not only did his laptop runs cooler but no more random freezing according to him.
And that when it hit me, why not use a notebook cooler on my xbox360?So last night I went to the local WAL-MART and grab a notebook cooler, hooked the usb cable to back of the system and put the cooler underneath it. After another random freeze when i first turned it on everything seems to be running smoothly so far.
The 360 survied a 3 hour marathon of THE ADVENTURES OF THE SUPER MARIO BROTHER 3 DVD set last night without freezing at all. And eariler i played MR.DRILLER ONLINE and DYNASTY WARRIOR: GUNDAM, with the same results; both times the RRoD never rear'ed its ulgy head. I liek the results so much that i've given it a name: THE CASE COOLING METHOND.
But as much as i like there are a few things of cautions i have to say about the CASE COOLING METHOD:
1.)Must used the horizontal positon for it to take full effect (sorry vertical lovers).
2.)Depending of what kind of notebook cooler your using it may need a use of one of the 360's usb ports
3.)this may or may not invalidate your 360 warrenty, but sinced is usb powered and nor powered by the 360's powercord im kind of leaning towards the not part.
4.)this may be a band-aid solution but if your getting random freezes and/or on/off RRoD you may want to give this a try
And finally if you spread the word about the CASE COOLING METHOD please give the credit to the found of it, which is me btw.