Is Your Xbox Series X Overheating? Let’s Cool Things Down

Greetings, game gurus! There’s been a surge in Xbox Series X users reporting issues about their consoles overheating.

I seriously understand how concerning this can be – nobody wants their gaming session cut short by a sizzling Xbox.

Thankfully, I’ve got you covered with some practical solutions to keep your console running cool.


Understanding the Problem

To start with, remember that the Xbox Series X is an incredibly powerful machine. It’s normal for it to generate some heat when running high-performance games.

However, if your console frequently shuts down or displays an ‘Xbox is too hot’ warning, it’s time for some troubleshooting.

Step-by-Step Solution

  1. Check Ventilation: Ensure your Xbox Series X is in a well-ventilated area. Don’t place it inside a cabinet or next to other electronics that could increase the surrounding temperature. The console should have at least several inches of space on all sides for airflow.
  2. Inspect the Fans: The fans in your Xbox help to expel heat. If they’re blocked or faulty, the console can overheat. Listen for the fans – if they’re not running when the console is, you may need to contact Xbox Support.
  3. Clean Your Console: Dust buildup can block vents and cause overheating. Use a can of compressed air to carefully clean the vents without pushing dust further into the console.
  4. Power Cycle Your Xbox: Completely shut down your Xbox by holding down the Xbox button on the front of the console for 10 seconds. After the console has shut down, unplug it for a minute or two. This allows it to clear its cache and cool down.

Tips and Advice

Sometimes, using energy-saving mode instead of instant-on can help mitigate overheating issues. You can change this by going to ‘Settings’ -> ‘General’ -> ‘Power mode & start-up’.

Final Thoughts

Overheating issues can be a speed bump on your gaming journey, but with these tips, you should be able to get your Xbox Series X back to a cooler operating temperature.

Remember, if these steps don’t help, it might be time to reach out to Microsoft Support.

Have you managed to solve your Xbox Series X overheating problem? Also, be sure to read my other research on why your Xbox’s fan might always be running here on

Keep gaming and keep cool, friends!

John Hammer

Hi i'm John Hammer, Founder and Author of Gizbuyer Guide. Ever since the original Xbox, PlayStation, and iPhone I've purchased and worked on all kinds of consumer tech products, gaming gadgets and operating system softwares. To this day my curiosity has never left, and my aim is to guide and share my knowledge on technology as I continue to experience the latest of the consumer electronics industry.

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