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Momurda be careful when you get a new laser for it.. Make sure it's the right model and type .. One has a darker tab brown which is after market and the lighter tan is p.o.s
I found that out the hardware and not following instructions online from a ps3 forum...

Need to do that to my ps3 it is getting hott.. Plus add some copper to it then reapply paste and clean dust out and then and then

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_390&products_id=33627

Pretty cool huh this will keep it icy cool tongue.gif
Edited by odin2free - 10/17/12 at 1:17am
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LOL. I just did this tonight. I'd say the intake for the fan is a piss poor design from sony, pretty much starving the fan of fresh air to blow through the heat sinks. I cut a 7 inch by 7 inch square with my Dremel right underneath the fan. We'll see how it works out.



Not just sony. You might notice the metal mesh, that is indeed factory and anyone with their head on straight, after taking some time look at the xbox can tell that's where an intake was intended.
Also I found an idiot proof way "xclap mod" the xbox as well with a small piece of rubber. As with my PS3 mods, as stated before I give the "back plates" a little bit more an angle as to "in theory" create more spring pressure to hold the heat sink on tighter. My friend also took note that, at higher RPMs (when stock, no intake mods) the fan actually sucks some air from the hdd bay when the plastic hdd cover is removed, so i usually leave the hdd cover removed. Besides a little air flow over the hdd would actually help the hdd too.
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Yup, i also added spring tension to the back plates.

This new intake should make the fan a bit quieter too since it won't have to spin up so high to draw cool air in. More efficient, i my theory anyway. biggrin.gif I will post some pics when I am finished.
Edited by Ramsey77 - 10/17/12 at 12:20pm
 
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It's a bit industrial looking, but I used what I had. It pushes a lot more air now. biggrin.gif

 
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It's a bit industrial looking, but I used what I had. It pushes a lot more air now. biggrin.gif
I want to do this with mine... Looks sooooo...clean smile.gif
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I want to do this with mine... Looks sooooo...clean smile.gif

Thanks.
Gotta love the Dremel. I didn't really want to go with nuts and bolts, but as it turns out, they make nice little feet. thumb.gif
 
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Where did you get teh spring tensions..just at a hardware store?
Im going to be getting my ps3 back and going to be doing a clean mod
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Just a FYI: Updating will remove Linux support.

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Where did you get teh spring tensions..just at a hardware store?
Im going to be getting my ps3 back and going to be doing a clean mod

No, I just bent the backing plates a hair more, for more tension.

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Just a FYI: Updating will remove Linux support.

I have decided to keep it stock with no updates. Thanks though. thumb.gif
 
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Thanks everyone for the replies. I was just curious as to how you all sit yours. Do you lay it flat or stand it on end? I am guessing that standing on its end would be better for heat disapation. Thoughts?
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i have my PS3 on its side up on blocks (about an inch tall) so air can get underneath it w/ a 19 inch turbo fan blowing at it (into the top vents it really forces a lot of air out the back much more than the fan in the PS3) its not to pretty to look at but it keep it nice and cool and gives a nice breeze in the room lol the noise doesn't really bother me as i just turn the sound bar up


may be a bit overkill but it works for me lol
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