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Keep your Xbox 360 cool

Make sure you have plenty of room for your xbox 360 to breath.It is always a good idea to get yourself an external cooler to help your system from overheating.These little tips will help prevent your system from overheating,which in could result in the 3 rings error.

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What is the best external cooling system for xBox

There are few manufacturers in the market providing cooling solution for Xbox 360

1) Nyko Intercooler is not popular and not recommended by gamers, so do not go for it

2) Cooler King retails at a price of around $35 it has additional ports with the cooler, read more about this here.

3) Gameshark Cooler available for $20, check the link here

4) Rear Mounted Cooler for $11, check the link here

also 2 other links from Amazon.com here and here

i have not used any cooler for my Xbox 360 so i have given you options to choose from which have good reviews, personally i would suggest you not to go for any cooler just ensure you wipe off the dust from your Xbox vents regularly and keep it at a well ventilated location.

I am from India which is a tropical country with very hot tempratures that rise up to 104 degree Fahrenheit, after one RRoD replacement for the past 1.5 years i have being playing on my Xbox 360 without any issues, i keep dusting my Xbox 360 frequently since i also have dust issue at my place.

Hope this helps, do rate my solution

Happy Gaming


May 17, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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It sounds like your xbox is overheating. This is a common issue with these consoles. Make sure it is in a well ventilated area. Somewhere that PLENTY of air can pass through. If you have it in a shelf and when you reach in you feel warmth, it is not good enough. Also, get a can of compressed air and blow out all the vents on your xbox. Aside from that there are external coolers you can add to your xbox, but they are ugly and loud.

Feb 15, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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x box 360 has two ring lights on.

It might be to hot make sure to leave extra breathing room and plenty of space.

Jun 11, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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over heating

Ventilation is better if it is sittion horizontally, as opposed to vertically. Also, keep it off carpet and give it plenty of room to breathe. Make sure the vent is clean and clean the area regularly to keep dust away. Also, make sure the fans are working. You can also buy the cooler that sets under it to help keep it cool, though a regular fan usually works and is much cheaper.

May 11, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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