I bought a launch wii, and one month later artifacts appeared. I called Nintendo and they said they could repair it, but i never went to get it repaired. Now i want to fix it again, my warranty is still valid, but the one issue keeping me from sending in my wii is that i softmodded it. That said i am aware that the artifacts are caused by a overheating gpu so is it possible to solve this issue by buying a external fan? I noticed on cold days that their are no artifacts while on hot days there are. Are the fans extremely loud or quite. I do not want my wii to be louder than the game's audio just like my 360 is lol. I might even buy 2. one that goes on the back and another that is built into a stand for the wii. Is it true that because my wii is overheating it is gradually deteriorating, and might no longer work. Will the fans stop this or just delay my wiis death. Should i return my wii to virgin state, send it in, get it repaired, then softmod it again? Fans or virgin, repair, and rehack?