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Sometimes my PS3 overheats. At least that is what I think it is overheating when it freezes in a few games like Zumba. It doesn't happen often and I haven't been able to find a pattern to it. So I'm assuming heat might be the issue.
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Does your fan spin up when you think this is happening? There's an internal fan that speeds up and becomes VERY audible when the system gets to hot. Do you hear that? If not, then there may be a problem with it, or it's not a heat issue.
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Get a delta fan blowing into the intake.

I keed I keed.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by blackbalt89 View Post
Get a delta fan blowing into the intake.

I keed I keed.
yeah i had a homemade cooler with delta's for my xbox 360 when i had lol it never overheated after that
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post #5 of 8
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Does your fan spin up when you think this is happening? There's an internal fan that speeds up and becomes VERY audible when the system gets to hot. Do you hear that? If not, then there may be a problem with it, or it's not a heat issue.
I really don't know. Would it still be spinning after it freezes? It happens like once or twice a week with certain games only.

I just wanted to know if putting a cooler under it would hurt it.
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post #6 of 8
i was having a similar issue. random freezing but only with certain games, not all of my collection. sometimes it would freeze during game play, sometimes while loading in between levels, sometimes while updating game data. no real traceable pattern. i too thought it was a heat issue, but not the case, at least for me. my issues went away when i swapped the factory 40gb hd out for a larger one. may be worth a try if you have an extra 2.5 sata drive around.
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post #7 of 8
It's not the cooling that's the issue causing YLoD... It's the too hot power supply. Replace it with the APS-231 power supply. This will do the job.
    
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post #8 of 8
if it's a fat ps3 do not block the right side event or the rear vents
the rear actually vents out alot of heat
stick your hand back there near the bottom along almost the entire side
give lots of clearance
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