Xbox 360 Need Help Reapplying Thermal Paste to Xbox 360S!


New Member
Sep 27, 2020
Howdy y'all! I have an Xbox 360 S that is dropping frames (even in Minecraft), and I suspect it's experiencing thermal throttling.
The console is now partially disassembled, and I've already gotten most of the dust out. But I've been thinking: "I might as well change the thermal paste while I'm at it!"
I however have a few questions before I attempt this:
  • Is changing the paste something I should be doing anyways?
  • How much thermal paste should I apply? A pea sized amount like a PC or less?
  • Is the X-Clamp Removal Tool Necessary to take off the x-clamp holding the heatsink on?
  • Most critically of all: Can the x-clamp be reused? Do I need to buy a new one or even use another kind of fastener?
Thanks in advance for any advice y'all can give!
  • You can try it. some cases will fix.
  • apply it on the processor. - first clean it with alcohol and dry it
  • no need. just leaver it
  • yes