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post #11 of 15
Sounds like my xbox.
post #12 of 15
Just get a replacement stock fan.

http://cgi.ebay.com/PS3-REPLACEMENT-...item2eb621a0ce

$12.00 out the door.
post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by tokoam View Post
the fan barring could be failing causing the noise you can get a replacement for like 20 bucks on ebay i personally dont like the idea of making holes in the ps3 for better airflow in my ps3 but to each his own .i got mine reballed so gpu/cpu can take higher heat thresholds. as for the nyko intercooler i know 3 people that own em and love it as it draws all the heat towards the rear of the unit out the exhuast of the cooler .
Reflowing actually makes the solders weaker as they crack every time they melt and harden again. This is because the flux inside the solders go away over time. I wouldn't recommend reflowing your PS3 unless you need too :/
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the newer systems have better cooling and don't have a huge psu creating even more heat. ( its external)
Since when? My 160GB Slim wasn't like that. Also not all Fats have issues its mostly the early fats. Both my 80GB 2 USB version w/o PS2 BC PS3's are still running fine with today's games. I like the look of them more than the Slim so I sold my Slim
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have you cleaned out the dust? sounds like it isn't getting air flow which makes the fan have to work harder.
this

OP that's not loud at all
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