Over the past few months, my console has been progressively getting hotter quicker. The first time i noticed how hot it was, i had been playing skyrim for about 4 hours. When i went to take the game out and put in a dvd i noticed a lot of heat radiating off the console. I put my hand on the fan vent and it was so hot that it felt capable of burning me... As time has passed, It only takes about 1 hour of gameplay to get to this level of heat. It got to the point where, if i didn't have a fan blowing directly on the console, any extended amount of play made the game freeze.
A little while after i started noticing the excess heat, my console started freezing mid-game. As the heat started building more quickly, the game started freezing sooner. The first few times it froze, i was able to just turn off the console and then turn it back on and it all worked fine. About the 5th time it froze, when i went to turn it off it made the 'shutting down' noise, but it stayed on and the picture was still frozen. I had to touch the power button 3 times before it turned off. It has done this one other time as well.
I have the halo reach edition xbox elite