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Jan 18, 2011

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Haha sure thing even as we are discussing it now, it is just not only having the processor die shrunk!! The motherboard design has also been refined which is to reduce system inefficiency which will contribute to less heat produce as well.

If you ever enter the water cooling department do post here, I am quite interested. It is going to be custom made and a big blow into your wallet ^^ but if it really helps OMG this is going to be lovely, I understand the heat in the room and coming from a country near the equator…. I think my room is being OVEN most of the time.

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been some time since the thermal paste was applied fresh, now runs quiet and the heat sink deep in is no more than 125f but sometimes around 110 when it turns fan a notch up, the far right side is the coolest it has ever been, like as cool as when i bought it, within the past month it would be crisp hot, now its luke warm

as for the water cooling,i think i might instead go with just 2 little custom heatsinks that attach to the individual chips and then router the water through an old heatsink like something taken from an air conditioner that was busted

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Jan 25, 2011

Actually, I don't know which model yours is. If it is the first 2 generations PS2 (with BC) then you might want to consider changing the power supply and the fan first.

I suggest you follow Logical_dolphin Guide which can be found here.  OF cause, need some commitment from your wallet and opening up the unit,  Do it at your own risk...

http://community.us.playstation.com/thread/781243?start=0&tstart=0

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Jan 26, 2011

That link is dead

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Feb 1, 2011

I just ordered a custom PS3 waterblock from here:

http://www.aquatuning.us/product_info.php/info/p9632_Liquid-Extasy-SB-Playstation-3-waterblock.html

I'm debating on whether to try cooling it with an external chiller (ie. Cool-IT Freezone Elite I have collecting dust) or trying to keep it contained inside the case with 2 of these:

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=22275

four of these:

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=36_123&products_id=218...

and these(which I purchased but never used on my current gaming rig):

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_201&products_id=292...

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_318_666&products_id...

This site has a review of the radiator, and with a measly 5.2cfm per fan.  It dissapates a 100W cpu to 60 degrees Celcius, a 60W CPU to 40 degrees Celcius, and a 20W CPU to 30 degrees Celcius.

With over 4 times the cfm, and assuming some loss of efficiency, I think this setup should be able to keep a cooling loop on the PS3 somewhere between 30 and 40 degrees Celcius.

As far as thermal paste goes, I will be using this:

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/colimeforps3.html

I have had very good results with coolabratory's liquid metal pads with computer CPU's and GPU's in the past, you just can't use it with a aluminum heatsink, because the material causes severe oxidation to aluminum (basically eats it).

Any comments, suggestions or recommendations are welcome.  Also if anyone happens to have the heat output specs on the CPU and GPU, I would greatly appreciate if you could post them.

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Feb 2, 2011

Not an expert on this. I guess you have to show us photos and the readings once it is done!!! Great!

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Feb 8, 2012

Sorry for reviving an old thread but, I have a fat 60GB PS3 on the way from the ebay graveyard. The seller said it plays fine for a while then freezes. Hoping it's just a thermal issue. A guy I work with has several tubes of Dow Corning TC-5026 (link to PDF below) that he said I could have. Has anyone either used this product or can read the specs and tell me if it's usable for a repaste of a PS3?

Thanks!

https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http%3A%2F%2Fkrayden.com%2Ftds%2Fdow_tc-5026_tds.pdf

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Feb 8, 2012

It should work fine, but I recommend going with MX-4 paste becasue the thermal conductivity is 3X better and is rated to last at least 8 years...

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Feb 9, 2012

Does MX-4 have a curing time?

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Feb 9, 2012

here is list of last years thermal pastes http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Thermal-Compound-Roundup-August-2011/1360/5http://

I hope this helps you

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