I purchased a new 4gb 360 slim a few weeks ago and it seems to have an issue with freezing sometimes and it only seems to be during GTA IV though i suspect Mafia 2 will get some freezing too. Ive done some searching and it seems to be and old issue that never really got a "fix"
I know the game is pretty graphic intensive and notice that after a freeze which to be honest are not all that common, the console will feel really hot, hot enough that i could fry an egg on it. I'm thinking this is obviously the console overheating as the GFX card isn't being cooled well enough.
I am playing the game from disc which i purchased new with the console. The console is in a well ventilated area
I have a 320gig HDD on the way and am reluctant to install the game to HDD as i think it will create even more heat inside the console and crashing could become more frequent.
What id really like to know is what long term damage would this be doing to the console? Do 360 slim's RROD?
Do i have a dud console which should be returned for service or exchange?