So I had my 60 PS3 since February 07 and during the past year or so the fan would jump to a high speed (level 5?) in a matter of a few minutes. Over this summer I changed the thermal paste(which I'm pretty sure I applied right) to a high quality one, replaced the 15 blade fan with a 19 blade one, and took out the old power hungry power supply then put in the cooler 40gb model power supply. Now the fan still goes to high speed, it just takes longer for it to get there.
I make sure my ps3 has room to breath and leave the windows open in room and still no luck. Could it be just because my room gets warm during the day (no ac) thats making the fan do this? But then again, even when it cools off at night it still get loud. Is it possible that I put the thermal paste on wrong? I used the credit card method witch I seen a lot of other people use.
I'm one of those gamers who doesn't like any distractions whens they play so its kind of a problem for me. How is the fan nose on the new 160gb slim? Should I just get one of those? I was thinking about getting one, but I don't want to spend 300 bucks on one just to find out something else is causing the problem.
The bottom of the ps3 gets quite warm, that's normal right?
If anyone has any tips or advice to the fan noise down please let me know.
Thanks in advanced
I have had my PS3 since launch and, its definately louder than when i first got it. I try to dust it and around it every so often. Also mine is still alive and well despite these problems and I always try to make sure my room is cool. I usually dont play when its too hot. Heat depletes me -.-
Yeah I thought about that, but I have roommates in the house that I don't want to disturb during the night
I have the same issue and got a nice wireless headphone that works great. These headphones can be found for a fairly low price if you look around. I found mine at Radio Shack. As for the fan noise it shouldn't be very loud. I serviced my 60 gig not long ago replacing the thermal paste and cleaning all the dust hid inside. Now it runs a bit cooler than before and the fan doesn't kick up as fast as before.
Yo, before you actually move on to a slim, try reapplying the thermal paste one last time.
This time do a small rice sized drop on both of the surfaces and DON'T manually spread them! Let the heatsinks do that when you install them.
I saw a reduction in fan noise after I did this. But you should know, those 60GB models are inevitably going to be loud. And prepare for the YLOD. You won't even see it coming. So back up your saves bro.