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Jan 14 2010
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Concensus - Should Sony display the internal temperature - would you look at it

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Why not display the system temperature under the system status menu? 

 

I'm interested,  given all the discussions on PS3 heat related issues (external coolers, YLOD, thermal paste, etc). If Sony displayed the internal PS3 temperature would you look at it, and actually do something if it was "creeping up" or was too high for your liking. The PS3s can obviously measure internal temperature and it adjusts the fan speed to compensate, and they report overheating (red LED) and eventually shutdown or fail.

 

My PC ASUS MB shows me the CPU+MB temp and all the PS voltages. I use it to remind myself to clean the dust rhinos out of the PC.

 

My car has a temperature gauge to remind me to clean the bugs and small animals off my radiator or at least top it up with fluids.

 

Why not the PS3? unless the temperature display wouldn't be usefull to most people.

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Gaming Beast
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Jan 14, 2010
thats why always have a fan on it external fan just incase thats what i do its lasted me 3+ years
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Jan 14, 2010
Mines been getting louder and louder, I vacuum it every week or so, but I think it is reaching the end of its life.
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Jan 14, 2010
Where in the world are you driving that you have small animals in your radiator?
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Jan 14, 2010
Yes, and I would look at it.
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Jan 14, 2010
i think it would be cool to see....probabbly wont happen tho....
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Jan 14, 2010

Thats why I suggested just this.

 

I believe the PS3 should allow us to know its internal temp, and why not manually adjust the fan to a speed that achieves a happy temp?

 

 This way, people with large stereo systems can crank up the fan, while others could turn it down.

 

It would always have a minimum safe speed according to temp, but maximum speed we could determine.

 

I have been asking for this for awhile now, not in the right places mind you............

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Jan 14, 2010

TwinDad wrote:
Where in the world are you driving that you have small animals in your radiator?

 

Not "in the radiator", they're stuck on the radiator. Younger birds that have not yet learned to fly "right" away form the road. I also know a person that had a turkey fly into their car, another had a deer jump on their hood (and relieve itself), and a 3rd person that had a wolf jump into the path of their car (it didn't survive). These last ones cause more than a temperature increase. I don't hold Sony responsible for any of these either.
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I hit a flock of ravens with my t-bird while travelling about 140Km/hr.

 

Luckily the front is very sleek, so the birds just went rolling over the whole car.

 

I only hit about 2 outta the flock, and it wasnt on purpose.  Had features stuck in my headlight.

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Finally, the structure of my question is that you would have to disprove every possible outcome to be correct and I would just have to have one that would likely be beneficial. That's statistically in my favor by quite a bit.


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Jan 14, 2010

Phillyblunz wrote:

Thats why I suggested just this.

 

I believe the PS3 should allow us to know its internal temp, and why not manually adjust the fan to a speed that achieves a happy temp?

 

 This way, people with large stereo systems can crank up the fan, while others could turn it down.

 

It would always have a minimum safe speed according to temp, but maximum speed we could determine.

 

I have been asking for this for awhile now, not in the right places mind you............


 

This is the first time I can agree on what you're saying

 

Why not be able to run the fan at whatever speed you want. This is why I run an intercooler, I dont mind the extra noise and a cooler system.

 

They should add this to the XMB

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