How to Avoid the Red Ring of Death, and other Xbox 360 Problems

I don't have an Xbox 360, and I probably never will, but for anybody who owns one, their worst nightmare is the Red Ring of Death. There are several causes for the Red Ring of Death, this forum topic is here for people to post how they have managed to avoid it and other 360 problems, including overheating. If I get enough ideas, I may post a Collaboration. If you post an idea, make it as detailed as possible, and if you can, with pictures.

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Punkguyta10 years ago
How To Avoid the Red Ring of Death way # 3:

Don't buy a Xbox
 Yeah but the problem with that is.................
You cant play halo 3, gears of war 1&2 and many other great gamez
ll.13 Punkguyta10 years ago
Just what I was going to say! and hopefully I can publish this comment without a BSOD. =)
Punkguyta ll.1310 years ago
I'm on a mac, but I do own a couple great windows machines, it's how you use them, when windows is first installed, it doesn't usually ever bsod does it? Usually that happens when the user gets..modifying things..
ll.13 Punkguyta10 years ago
Yes, I don't know how it (xp) was when it first came out as my first experience of it was in 2003, but since I got more computer literate I tried things out (mainly on the main family computer) and I got a few BSoD's now and then, but since I've had my own laptop, as I'm using Omega drivers for the ATi gfx card, I have a few tools which are only meant to be for Desktop computers and make it crash. =) but I like Windows Xp, it's nice and (relatively) small OS.

If your a John_Doe then you'll probably never experience a BSoD. :-| :)
Punkguyta ll.1310 years ago
I've had more BSoD's than you probably ever have, and btw, the Omega drivers aren't that great from what I've experianced, the main ati drivers on the ATI site seem to give the best performance.
ll.13 Punkguyta10 years ago
well I guess the reason why I switched was because I got the drivers from the laptop manufacturer website, not ATi directly, so I don't know whether their version was old or what. but when I first tried Omega I'm pretty sure it was a little bit better. =)
Punkguyta ll.1310 years ago
Well perhaps omega just doesn't mingle well with certain chipsets as that's entirely possible why it sucked for me. If you really wanted to see what got you more fps in game I would download 3D mark 02 or 03 or the newest one if your card is able to handle some intense shit and benchmark it with the different drivers. I did that and the omega drivers were 5-7 fps slower in most of the tests.
and hopefully I can publish this comment without a BSOD.

Spl1nt3rC3ll10 years ago
As soon as I opened this my internet crashed!
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