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Re: 3 tips for a Cooler-Running and Greener PS3 system (Models CECHA01-CECHG01)

Jun 28, 2010

iKillerBee wrote:
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=981510

I guess that I will try that and hope it works, seems like a strange fix to me but then again, the problem is also strange.

 

 

Let us know if you get any positive results...

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Re: 3 tips for a Cooler-Running and Greener PS3 system (Models CECHA01-CECHG01)

Jun 28, 2010
No luck.

Anyways, is it better to have the PS3 near the ground or high? Corner, center, etc?
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I would suggest you experiment to see what works best for you, just as long as your PS3 get plenty of ventilation...
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Jun 30, 2010
This is strange. When I have my Nyko Intercooler TS on my PS3, I can feel hot air coming out of the back of the PS3. When it is not on, the PS3 blows cool air.
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Re: 3 tips for a Cooler-Running and Greener PS3 system (Models CECHA01-CECHG01)

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iKillerBee wrote:
This is strange. When I have my Nyko Intercooler TS on my PS3, I can feel hot air coming out of the back of the PS3. When it is not on, the PS3 blows cool air.

I suggest you keep using the Intercooler, untill you have that thermal grease changed out..

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Re: 3 tips for a Cooler-Running and Greener PS3 system (Models CECHA01-CECHG01)

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iKillerBee wrote:
No luck.

Anyways, is it better to have the PS3 near the ground or high? Corner, center, etc?
Short term ground/floor will be cooler but the problem with puting it on the groud is your PS3 will suck in heavy dust particles that will accumulate in the heatsink. The fan will therefore compenesate for the dust build up by increasing fun speed.
Higher places is better because it will suck in lighter dust particle that can easily go out at the back. trust me I've seen several PS3 that were place on the ground/floor and the heatsink doesn't look pretty.
was the PS3 originally place on the groud? best thing you can do is replace thermal paste and clean heatsink.

 

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Jun 30, 2010

my 380W power supply dosent run hot ... and u made a mistake

if ur using the pea method on the GPU u need a big one ..small pea method dosent spread to corner

and the Vram chip of the GPU are in the corner ... u may end up killing ur Vram if u used a pea too small

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The-Undead-One wrote:

my 380W power supply dosent run hot ... and u made a mistake

if ur using the pea method on the GPU u need a big one ..small pea method dosent spread to corner

and the Vram chip of the GPU are in the corner ... u may end up killing ur Vram if u used a pea too small


 

The 380W power supply does get very hot, if you touch it while it is on (with the PS3's top cover off) it will be very hot to the touch, especially when compared to the APS-231. If you still don't think so, you must have a high tolerance for pain ;P

 

It is important to use the right amount of thermal paste. Since the GPU & CPU are larger than than a typical PC CPU, I did use a larger amount than what the instructions for the IC7 had specified. From what I read since most of the heat is concentrated in the center of the chip, so it is most important that that portion of the chip is covered...

 

 

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well that dosent look too hot to me Smiley Tongue especialy for a compact fanless ... but i already have a 280W backup one from a dead 40gb in case mine fail... is that the aps-231 ur talking about ? it works ? Smiley Surprised

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The-Undead-One wrote:

well that dosent look too hot to me Smiley Tongue especialy for a compact fanless ... but i already have a 280W backup one from a dead 40gb in case mine fail... is that the aps-231 ur talking about ? it works ? Smiley Surprised


How can something not "look" too hot? You have to feel it, I nearly burned my hand feeling how hot that thing gets!

 

Yes the APS-231 works in PS3 models (CECHA01-CECHG01), I have been using it for nearly 3 months now without problems, and my system runs cooler too...

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