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Ok, had the system on for like 6Hrs today it got warm and when i was playing the game it lagged a bit then i hear the fan kicking in and everything was fine i got a little scared that thing was going to overheat .... where i have it its not too much space for air to come threw and this is the only place i can put it right now i have it off and i put this cloths in the freezer and placed it on the bottom of the ps3 to cool it down ... i might just be over reacting but i just hate stuff getting hot and also how long have you guys left the system on thanks =P (sorry for spelling and grammar)

EDIT: also is there such a thing over cooling the ps3 =P
How i got it right now





Edited by Emu105 - 2/18/09 at 3:27pm
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post #2 of 32
most likely its fine haha, I'm sure Sony had hardcore ps3 players in mind when they designed this console You can always buy a cheap cooler for it if you really want ( although supposedly some of them did harm to the PS3 :O)
 
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Try not to get RROD jk
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trust me the only way to kill by heat is to put it in a suana and it still didnt die.
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First off, I recommend standing it up, I believe they ventilate better that way. Don't worry, you should see my 60 gb model gets the hottest of them all, heats a small room lol.
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I think you're overreacting, most likely.

To be honest, I'd probably be more worried if the fans NEVER kicked in. That might mean that the fans were broken and wouldn't be doing anything to help cool it.

As for the lag, that happens every once in a while in some parts of some games. The 360 lags too every once in a while, believe it or not. They're just computers, and they may lag sometimes.
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post #7 of 32
Right here man if you want some extra cooling for ease of mind
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1218007398445
Umm anyways the ps3 shouldn't be overheating becuz ive played with hours on end without my ps3 ever overheating, try to take the ps3 off that box and get it on a solid piece of furniture i think it may be the paper towel
    
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I heard that those external fans usually cause more problems then fix it.
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post #9 of 32
Stand that thing up and it will be way cooler
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post #10 of 32
The PS3 is designed to pull air in the front under the drive and blow air out the side to the right. The PS3 gets hot but dont worry about that its not a 360. To the person that said that standing it up helps, Well it would allitle because hot air rises. So standing it up would then exhaust the hot air out the same side to the right but now thats the side is at the top. I wouldnt do the towel in the freezer because that may cause some condensation to get inside the PS3. If you worry about it just get the extra fan for the front and that will do it.

http://www.eforcity.com/gsonps3xfan1...4=gsonps3xfan1


and no I have had this fan a year with no problems.
Edited by Mongo - 2/18/09 at 4:52pm
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