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Best cooling mod is a 15in floor fan. cool.gif

Also, all PS3s are capable of playing PSOne games, its the PS2 ones that you can't play which is a shame sometimes.
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Yeah, the PS3 can be used for folding smile.gif

Can you point me in the direction of a guide for the fan speed mod?

I won't be playing many blu-rays as I don't have any lol at the moment anyhow!
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post #23 of 38
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Originally Posted by m1tch;12929698 
Yeah, the PS3 can be used for folding smile.gif

Can you point me in the direction of a guide for the fan speed mod?

I won't be playing many blu-rays as I don't have any lol at the moment anyhow!

Here is one.

and here is other one 15in which would require you to cut all of the bottom in PS3.
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Thanks for those, I will get researching, I know that like most manufactuers they want to keep it as quiet as possible, which is why everyone on here disables smart fan etc etc in the BIOS so that they can get better air flow with slightly more noise. I know that they do ramp up to 12V like the xbox 360 ones, so a fan controller mod makes more sense than running it at 12v all the time.
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PS3 cool well if you elevate it. I have mine on two blocks of wood with Nyko intercooler. I've had it since release (original 20gb)
     
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Is it best to have it on its end, or flat? Ive put it on its end due to the fact there is no cooling on the side that is downwards and the vents can get more air than if I were flat.
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Is it best to have it on its end, or flat? Ive put it on its end due to the fact there is no cooling on the side that is downwards and the vents can get more air than if I were flat.

I always keep it at its side. I think that some model dont have bottom vent holes so there is not need to keep it on side, but recent ones 60, 80 even my 20GB since launch have those vent so I guess it would help to keep it on side for easier circulation of air.
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Your best bet on an older FAT PS3 is to change the thermal paste on the heatsinks. It will dry up like cake and overheat the unit, so keep this in mind. I did my original 20gb a few months ago and it was still OK. But my second hand 80gb unit was dried up and the video died, so I sent it to Sony for an exchange refurb unit. Replacing the compound will require a full disassembly and there's videos how to do it on YouTube if you decide to do this. You will need Torx screwdrivers also.

As for ventilation, do not store a PS3 enclosed in a entertainment center. Make sure it has adequate spacing and ventilation for cooling. Stuffing it in a small closed in shelf it overheat or kill a PS3 in no time.
     
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Your best bet on an older FAT PS3 is to change the thermal paste on the heatsinks. It will dry up like cake and overheat the unit, so keep this in mind. I did my original 20gb a few months ago and it was still OK. But my second hand 80gb unit was dried up and the video died, so I sent it to Sony for an exchange refurb unit. Replacing the compound will require a full disassembly and there's videos how to do it on YouTube if you decide to do this. You will need Torx screwdrivers also.

I am assuming you 80GB was under warranty.

I talked to sony cs and they told me i can send my old fat ps3 and for $99 i can get slim ps3. Anyone know is that true or he just bs'ed me?
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I am assuming you 80GB was under warranty.

I talked to sony cs and they told me i can send my old fat ps3 and for $99 i can get slim ps3. Anyone know is that true or he just bs'ed me?

No, mine was out of warranty, but since its an older 80Gb backwards compatible unit, they offer refurb exchange for $150 plus $30 on shipping to and from. If you have the newer non-backwards compatible fat PS3, they usually can offer you a slim PS3, since there's no real difference in functionality. Just make sure you have all the OEM parts, including the HDD.

Does your PS3 have the Wifi and card reader slot?
     
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