RDOD: What Happens When the Xbox 360 S Overheats

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We know the Xbox 360 S is incapable of red ringing (RROD) but it wasn’t clear what would happen to the whisper quiet 360s once they started to overheat. Thanks to a NeoGAF member, we now know what happens. Say hello to the Red Dot of Death (RDOD).

Microsoft’s latest 360 will shut itself off automatically when temperatures reach a certain threshold so as not to kill your new toy. That’s great and all but look at how Giant Robot has his/her 360 S set up. I’m not seeing how this isn’t properly ventilated. As I recall, air is pulled in through the top vent and pushed out the side through one big fan. I’m screwed.

[via Giz]

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