I have an xbox that a friend gave me with RROD issues. I fixed it about 6 months ago by replacing the x-clamps with nuts/bolts/washers and new thermal paste. I've been doing PC repair for years this felt like a straight forward repair.
I've been playing literally over 200 hours, it has worked great.
Starting yesterday, the game just froze - visuals stayed on screen, it just locked up, had some minor checkering artifacts, and heard a short beep. Only solution was to turn console off/on. This fixed it for a couple hours, then the same problem occured. I'm playing Fallout: New Vegas so I assumed it was game bugs.
The problem quickly got worse, the console won't even run on the home screen for more than 2 or 3 minutes until it encounters this same problem. When I turn the box off/on it resets and acts normally - no red lights, no errors; until it freezes. I removed the ethernet and HDD, no dice.
This isn't freezing on the loading screen, it gets to the menu just fine, controller connects, I can load a game or netflix, or whatever, but it always locks up in 3-5 minutes, sometimes less.
Is there any chance of figuring out what this issue is and fixing it? Is it the same problem that caused the RROD coming back, or a different problem? Can someone suggest a fix?