So the Xbox 360 has possibly the worst motherboard of gaming console history. Red Ring of Death, XClamps, Overheating, and general malfunction problems plague the Xbox 360, but will Microsoft fix these problems with the new Valhalla motherboard?
The Xbox 360’s motherboard is notorious for its overheating and a smorgasbord of other problems. The Red Ring of Death is seen by over 56% of all Xbox 360 users (it’s as though more red lights are seen than green), but Microsoft has done nothing to rectify the problem with their problem ridden console other than extend the warranty. Heck, my Xbox 360 is broke right now and I’ve opened and tinkered with the motherboard so many times that I could redraw it using only my memory as a reference(and my memory sucks.
Popular belief is that Microsoft sat idly and did nothing about it’s obvious motherboard problems, except blame Nyko, because by changing the Motherboard of the Xbox 360, Microsoft would be admitting that it screwed up and would be open to more lawsuits than you could shake a stick at. However true this is, one thing is for certain, the Xbox 360 motherboard remained untouched, flawed, and laced with problems for far too long.
The new Xbox 360 Spring update, rumored slimmer Xbox 360, and soon release of Project Natal has given Microsoft a reason to fix the Xbox 360’s motherboard and rid it of its problems that Microsoft never had before; an excuse. Rumors and images of the Xbox 360’s new alleged motherboard, codenamed Valhalla, are plastered all over the web and it’s got Xbox 360 users wondering; will the new Valhalla motherboard help to solve the Red Ring of Death and other Xbox 360 problems?
The new Valhalla motherboard for the Xbox 360 has significantly reduced its size when compared to its problems ridden predecessor and appears to be a more efficient motherboard build, the fan and heat sink placement look like just what Xbox 360 users need to rid most of the overheating problems, and Valhalla also looks to make the Xbox 360’s motherboard more compact. Xbox 360 fans are hopeful that Valhalla will fix the Red Ring of Death and other major problems with the current Xbox 360 motherboard, but only time will tell when (if) Valhalla is released.
For more read Xbox 360 is the Worst Lemon of Gaming Consoles, Red Ring of Death: Red Flashing XBOX 360 Lights Explained, and 5 Ways Xbox 360 Users Can Possibly Prevent the Red Ring of Death.
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