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EA Sports Games and the 360

My Madden 09 Disc freezes up every other game. So does GTA IV but no other games do this SCiV, COD4, Halo 3, etc.

Note: Already cleared the cache (still freezes), played without the HD (still froze), and am on the second copy of Madden 09. I have also played on someone elses system (elite) and it didn't freeze, only played one game though!

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  • biggbell Aug 22, 2008

    Madden 09 freezes in the middle of games, it doing it every game now,

  • Anonymous Aug 22, 2008

    Same exact problem. GTA IV did it and now Madden is freezing. I can't get through a single game without it freezing.

  • Anonymous Aug 22, 2008

    my xbox360 is having trouble in reading my first copy of madden 09. it gives me the unreadable disc menu. it doesn't happen every time but more like every other time but it is occuring more often now. i'm about to finish a game when this usually happens.





























































































































































































































































































































  • taider54 Aug 22, 2008

    Every time i try to play a game it freezes

  • Anonymous Sep 22, 2008

    i bought my first copy of madden09 brand new and it worked fine for the first couple of weeks and then afterwards it started freezing and coming up with the disc read error i opened it and there were scratches on it so i took it to gamecrazy to clean it and it looked clean and when i played it it work for a day then went back to freezing, when i went to exchange it i played the new disc for a couple hours turned it off and went to sleep, then i woke up this morning and turned it on i was playing my first game 3rd quarter kick off FROZE!!!!! i want my money back from EA, or a brand new working copy!!!

  • calderm4 Oct 01, 2008

    cant play AT ALL without it freezing now..

  • spartan2949 Jan 12, 2009

    I have the same problem,git Madden 09 for Christmas and it worked until yesterday,now it freezes every damn game.Why didn't I get a Wii.Microsoft whats up?

  • tanner_kish Apr 29, 2009

    same problem new disc but freezes in game

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Well it can that the GPU is overheating, that happens very often and I will tell why. Microsoft is so cheap that sometimes they forget to put the thermal compound on the heatsink that covers the GPU, so the poor GPU is force to the max and overheats easily after long periods of gaming. Thats why it freezes on the middle of the game. That was very common on xbox machines made before the launch of HALO 3, the new models do come with the compound but just a little bit of it, what a I do is that a use thermal compound like artic or other brand a put a even amount on the heatsink so it covers the entire GPU, then overheatings problems disappears. Hope it helps

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