I've had 3 red rings for about a year and i never did anything about it. So recently i looked into trying to fix it. I bought a thermal paste solvent off ebay and thermal compound from Radioshack (Radioshack's brand). I opened my 360 and took all the dust out. I cleaned all of the old thermal compound and applied a new coat, I put the 360 back together and I turned it on, it starts with 3 rings and then the fan gets really loud and the fan stops and it becomes 2 red rings then I did both the fan & the towel trick to overheat the system then I let it cool but when I turn it on I still have 3 red rings. I know that the GPU/CPU is making good contact and the xbox is cool but for some reason I still get 3 red rings. What can I do? Should I do the x-clamp fix where i unscrew everything on the GPU/CPU ? Thank you very much for any help!!