Details for Error code E06/0012

The GPU is overheating

2 red lights

Primary Error code:2 red lights 2 RLOD
E-Code / Secondary Error code:E06 (No Audio/Video) / 0012
Binary/Hex:00000110 / 0x06 -> 6
Known fixes:

1) Make sure the CPU heatsink is making good contact with the chip, apply a thin layer of compound and put the heatsink on without screws, make sure it gives a good imprint then.
2)Replacing the GPU X-Clamps/Applying new thermal compound
3) It can also be fixed sometimes by just a slight tightening the GPU bolts,(1/4 or 1/8 turn). xboxgamer815

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This error appears when the GPU overheated, after that the xbox locks itself until it cooled the chip down.The reason for that is that the heat cant be dissipated to the heatsink/ the heatsink isnt cooled properly...
This can be the result of improper thermal compound usage or if the error comes up instantly while booting the console, the heatsink will likely not be making any contact at all with the chip.





Comments for this Error code:

on 2015-02-11 01:31:20 :

Very bad error of u guys. I nedd your helo very very fast!by


on 2012-06-25 04:21:38 :

I have applied new thermal paste and tried to warm up the mother board and as
soon as it switches over to the overheat code it kicks my fans of and stops
heating up, this is the code i get. I have tried tightening up the bolts on both
the GPU and CPU and still the same thing.....any ideas???


on 2009-10-27 01:54:38 :

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