Nov 26 2012
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Game freezes with 4.31 firmware update?

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I am looking for information to see if others are having game freezing issues after updating to 4.30/4.31.  I have had this PS3 for 4  years  or so and it gets pretty lite use.  It has always been stable with the games I play and I have only typically seen freezes 1 or 2 times in that 3 years.  But since updating to 4.30 or 4.31, can't tell which is causing it, I have been getting random freezes in several games that used to run perfectly stable. These are complete system freezes where your only recourse is to force shut it down with the power button. I noticed in the release notes to 4.31 it is supposed to fix some game freezing issues. 

 

Has anyone noticed game freeze issues since these updates or maybe found a fix? 

 

Thanks!

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Nov 26, 2012

I had a ps3 slim for about 2 or 3 years and I never had 1 issue with it until i installed the 4.31 update. Then it would freeze during games. After a few times it couln't even get to the XMB without freezing. Then i restored the system and lost all of my save files, after i updated the system same problem. Did it again without updating to 4.31 and it workd perfectly. So i traded it in for a new super slim cause i thought it was just my system. Same exact problem!!!!!! so irritating.

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Nov 27, 2012

Thanks for sharing that.  It is frustrating and I hope Sony is at least looking into it as it is the only thing that has changed in my setup.  If I find another solution I will of course post a reply here.

 

I wonder how many other people have noticed this that perhaps don't come on here very often.

 

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Nov 29, 2012

I have my PS3 since 2008 and i started having the same problem since i updated it to 4.31 especially when I play Silent hill Downpour and Black ops 2,  I hope they release an update to fix this issue !

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Nov 29, 2012

I got my PS3 working fine since purchased on 2010, but this weekend for no reason I decided to update it, now it get freeze on every game.

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Dec 1, 2012

I just bought a PS3 Super Slim about a week ago. Everything was fine with it before the update, now Uncharted freezes after Plane Wreck has loaded everytime and I have to shut it off by the power button. Battelfield 3 froze a couple of times too. Also when trying to load the Playstation Store, I get signed out and told to try and load Playstation Store again. The second time loading Playstation Store it works. Seriously thinking of returning this and getting another XBOX.

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Dec 1, 2012

I am on the forum for the first time.  I am here only for this reason.  My games are freezing up.  I was considering fixing this problem by changing out the hard drive or purchasing a superslim.  But, as I began reading more, I have decided this is not my problem.  I am waiting for the next update, and will check other sources to confirm that it is the latest series of firmware changes.

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Dec 6, 2012

Ok so I am not alone.  I have read on many other threads on these forums and others that this fimware is causing freezes in games for a lot of systems.  It appears we are at the mercy of Sony fixing this so we can get back to stable gaming.  Wow I am amazed that they are making these mistakes so long in the PS3 life cycle...

 

Thanks for all the comments.  If a solution is found I plan on posting it here.

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Dec 7, 2012

same here barely did the update this morning now my black ops 2 wont read

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Dec 8, 2012

Online play is fine-so far, but playing off a game cd like-The Godfather, the Dons edition it will freeze: the game play is limited to the last loaded area of play, and it’s basically frozen. I have use the main switch in the rear to shut it off. Going with X-box now I thinks.

 

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