ANSWERED How important are the heat sinks?

XboxNewbie09

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Hi,

I have a 1RROD motherboard with no heat sinks attached, and I want to know - can I plug it in and hook it up to my TV for just a few seconds so that I can see the E number for the 1RROD error, or do I need to reattach the heat sinks first?

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Clare.
 

n1ght0wl

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id seat the heat sinks with a bit of thermal paste and boot the console, no need to worry about x clamps, but booting console without heat sinks will just give you 2RROD even before the console boots to dash
 
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XboxNewbie09

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OK brilliant, thankyou all.

I tried to give you reputation, but I haven't been able to do that for a few days. I get the following error message - "You cannot give Reputation to the same post twice." every time I click on the Rep button, even for a brand new thread like this.