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So my PS3 has just gotten it's second YLOD. I'm, going to fix this one as well but I think that before i can start using the PS3 again I need better cooling. I don't want something loud because I use the PS3 to watch movies, I want something efficient though.

My house isn't hot at all. It's winter here and the heating is set for 15 degrees C (so pretty cold). When I fixed the PS3 last time, there was no dust in it so I know that's not a problem either. i put good thermal paste and the PS3 didn't seem to be getting that hot. I suspect it didn't catch on properly. This time I'm gonna fix it with flux as well.

It seems like GT5 is a little too hard on the console.

So, options for better cooling?
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I heard that those use the same power source as the PS3 and the PS3 needs that power :/
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Set up a fan behind it blowing towards the PS3?

Or use one of those console coolers. Intec preferably as it uses its own power source.
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DO NOT get this unless you want a new console in a few weeks.
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Set up a fan behind it blowing towards the PS3?

Or use one of those console coolers. Intec preferably as it uses its own power source.
Hmm the Intec one doesn't seem to ship to Canada
I'll keep looking. I really need to make it cooler.
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