Your X box is Over Heating. here is a description of this issue below.
Alternatively Overheating can be cause by the console locking up or
"freezing" after a set amount of time. Lockups that occur at a specific
point in a
are generally problems with the game itself and not caused by
THINGS TO TRY
- Let the Xbox 360 console cool.
Note You may have to wait several hours for the console to cool enough.
Do not turn on the console when the console is hot.
- Verify that the console has sufficient ventilation and that
the fan is operating. For more information about ventilation, see the
"More Information" section.
To try to prevent this problem, use the following precautions:
DO NOT EVER PUT YOUR CONSOLE IN THE FREEZER OR OUT IN COLD WEATHER
- Do not block any ventilation openings on the Xbox 360
- Do not put the Xbox 360 console on a bed, on a sofa, or on
any other soft surface that may block ventilation openings.
- Do not put the Xbox 360 console in a confined space, such as
a bookcase, a rack, or a stereo cabinet, unless the space is
- Do not put the Xbox 360 console near any heat source, such
as a radiator, a heat register, a stove, or an amplifier.
Some people think that doing this might help "fix" an overheating console,
in fact doing so could cause even bigger problems. Electronic devices like
your console are made to function at and around room temperature, extreme
cold temperatures can often cause just as many problems as extreme warm
temperatures (such as overheating). Also if the console is located in a
dramatically cold area while running, the difference in temperature between
the hot console and cold air can create condensation which in turn will
short out your console making the situation far worse. Condensation will
happen more quickly if your console is overheating due to the greater
difference in temperature. In short... DON'T DO IT.
A more aggressive Solution to overheating is to improve the cooling system of
the console. The best solution is to
replace the thermal compound
. If you attempt this you do so at your own
risk. If you're console is still under warranty it is recommended that you
contact MS for a replacement before attempting to fix it yourself.