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Re: PS3 60GB Thermal paste Re- Application

Mar 22, 2010

Great Post, and ty for the pictures and sharing your experience. 

 

When I re-did my thermal paste, it look almost exactly like that. 

I'm very glad I did the same procedure. my 60gb fans kick in far less then they use to and hopefully (keeping fingers crossed) I can avoid ylod (or at least delay it). 

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Mar 22, 2010

I'm kicking myself in the butt for not replacing the thermo paste in my 60Gb PS3 when I took it apart to clean it out of dust... because about a month later my PS3 got the YLOD on May 14th 2009 ...

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Mar 22, 2010

 


etempest wrote:

Great Post, and ty for the pictures and sharing your experience. 

 

When I re-did my thermal paste, it look almost exactly like that. 

I'm very glad I did the same procedure. my 60gb fans kick in far less then they use to and hopefully (keeping fingers crossed) I can avoid ylod (or at least delay it). 


 

 

Thanks dude,

And hats off to you also!

 

Yes, I hope we have delayed the YLOD?

 

Like I said the original thermal paste was crusty and hardly any was applied. I'm pretty sure

there was alot less heat transfer going to the heat sinks because of this?

 

The Artice Silver 5 seems like a really good thermal paste. Hopefully, it is much better than the

original?  And the fact we were all careful and took our time to apply it just right, not some assembly line job

if you know what I mean?

 

Right now my PS3 is still running quiet,in fact it seems to be running quieter if thats possible?To the point I have to go

right up to my PS3 to hear the fan idling in low speed.

 

And it could be me again? But it seems my PS3 after game play and switching back and scrolling through the XMB seems

more responsive,less delay?

 

 

Anyways good luck to you and your PS3 !

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Mar 22, 2010

Aloha tutone!

 

Did you notice what the condition was of  the thermal paste at the time?

 

Anyways It nice to see ya back online!

 

How is your Slim working out?

 

Aloha,

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Mar 23, 2010

how bout usin Super duper glue?

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Mar 23, 2010

you shouldve used Tuniq TX-2 or TX-3 those are the best thermal paste in market and cheaper than stupid Artic Silver 5 and isnt conductive neither... now you know

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Mar 23, 2010

the pics look cool and yes sony really skimp on the thermal paste

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Mar 23, 2010

 


MonkiJuan wrote:

you shouldve used Tuniq TX-2 or TX-3 those are the best thermal paste in market and cheaper than stupid Artic Silver 5 and isnt conductive neither... now you know


 

 

Now why is Artic Silver stupid? it is a proven product. No?

 

My Ps3 runs in silent mode again... Can't get better than that my friend.

 

 

 

 


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Mar 23, 2010

 


choochie49 wrote:

how bout usin Super duper glue?


 

 

you could if you wanted to.

 

But the results might not be to your liking?


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Mar 23, 2010

HD I sent mine off to Sony eh, didn't have to pay took 8 days not 20 got my refurb... **bleep**ing **bleep**! fan kicked in after 5 mins on BFBC2... and scratches allllll over it and I mean all over it's like the last person who owned it used to kick it. Their shouldn't be anything wrong with it but I might take it apart and look at the paste, dunno where to get paste though becasue you guys just go to whereever, over here in Australia i'd have no idea where to go XD my refurb has only been on twice in it's new life of being with someone who'll love it, and I hate him, I got a feeling if I turn it back on my BFBC2 wll be stuck in there. Oh well not much I can do.

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