Often buying the latest technology is foolhardy, both in terms of cost (it’s usually much more expensive to buy the latest-greatest), but also in terms of headaches.

The theory around the towel fix is quite simple. You see, the main problem behind the red ring of death is that the Xbox 360 too hot. When the system gets so hot internal components, particularly the X-clamps, start to bend and flex and put extreme stress on the motherboard and Gpu. When enough stress is applied to the motherboard, the brittle solder joints will start to break and crack. These broken solder joints, in turn, cause the Xbox 360 to start flashing a trouble code: the red ring of doom.

The Windows registry is the directory that contains the information to run software, hardware, device drivers, and other Windows processes. As you install new programs or delete older ones, the registry becomes congested with conflicted information. This congestion is what helps create these Hal.dll error messages.

I asked these questions when I was in the process of buying a gaming computer for myself this year. I personally just love computer games. I am just fascinated by how far the gaming industry has come. It’s literally a miracle in its own right. What’s even more intriguing is the graphics engine these days. Seriously, sometimes it gets difficult for me to tell the difference between 3D graphic and the real world. I have never liked playing games on low or even medium graphics. I always want the games to be running on high graphics on my computer.