Originally Posted by Merlin803
Do you think not having the dvd drive always running will lessen or prevent the occurrence of the RROD?
It would be interesting if someone could measure the internal temp after an hour of gaming without the game installed versus having the game installed.
Unless not having something in the drive magically makes the X-Clamps disappear or the mobo quadruple in thickness, it's not going to make much difference.*
However, if one decides to remove the DVD drive completely and make it an external drive, then the internal temps could be lowered somewhat. (Not to mention the temp of the drive itself is lowered astronomically.) Keep in mind that this mod would aslo require a reworking of the airflow configuration. This still doesn't affect RROD much, but it can prolong laser life.
*First and formeost RROD is a hardware issue
that is compounded
a heat issue only.