Need Help Reapplying Thermal Paste to Xbox 360S!

Discussion in 'Xbox 360' started by maalik999, Sep 27, 2020.

  1. maalik999

    maalik999 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!