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Plays fine for like 4 mins then i get half red ring

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This means the console is overheating, try giving it more ventilation,if the problem still persists, the cpu will need new heatsink paste., if you are going to do this yourself the cpu is the chip under the big heatsink, the gpu which is the cause of rrod is under the smaller one.
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I would wait for a while until it literally won't even boot onto the dashboard (as I did) and then do everything online at as that's the most hassle free option.

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