The only way that the thermal compound could have had any impact on the XMB issue is if the issue was caused by heat. As I have said before there are other games that I am sure are more CPU and GPU intensive that have zero issues, so for this to be causing the issue in RB3 it would have to be some horrifically bad coding.
I will most certainly post an update, I Googled the opening PS3 to make sure I had the proper tools, best I can tell I just need my Torx bit set. Planning on doing this Friday morning. Power of positive thinking aside I have no confidence that this is going to do anything except possibly extend the life of my PS3.
I'll warn you there is alot of dust bunnies in it.
But it made no difference at all for me... SOS
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