Xbox freezing after five mins of play.

Things that I've tried so far:

  1. Cleaned heatsink and cpu and replaced thermal paste.

  2. Replaced cpu fan.

  3. Replaced cables.

Has plenty of ventilation and even with no internet or hard drive, still freezes. When optical drive is out and playing via wifi it still freezes.

Power supply is good, green light all the time and not over heating.

Cache has been cleared and RT+Y on startup done as well.

Is there anything else that could cause it to freeze after five mins or so of playing?

Any help much appreciated.


  • What is the date on the xbox?
    – user28015
    Jul 18, 2015 at 23:11
  • The date on the optical drive is April 2011 Jul 20, 2015 at 13:10
  • No, I mean the date that is set in the system. A date e.g. before 1990 or after 3000 could cause problems.
    – user28015
    Jul 20, 2015 at 14:59
  • Cool, I'm going to clean it again and then will power it up and get the details Jul 20, 2015 at 16:01
  • System is set to current date and time. Have cleaned all the parts but it's still freezing after about five mins of gameplay. Jul 21, 2015 at 9:22

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the problem with xbox 360 is indeed overhead the only solution that works for me is strip the plastic casing the console needs way more air than its desinged do suck in as soon as you remove the plastic casing and the console has room to breath you should not have a freeze anymore a fair WARNING never touch the consoles metal when you stripped it 9 out of 10 you get a shock hope this helps

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    copy-pasting answers on different questions is not helpful, also this does not seem like a good idea at all
    – Vemonus
    Oct 24, 2016 at 19:45
  • im only saying what helped for me and the question was basicly the same as the other one so im not going to type a new reply when its the same solution and hey i didnt desing a console that overheats i cant help it that companys desing their products to break down after waranty u have to think like this if they made a console that dousnt brake they dont earn much proffit sadly we are not in the 80's anymore where a company would rather have a happy costummer base instead of thinking about their proffits Oct 26, 2016 at 6:51

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