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Re: 3 tips for a Greener and Cooler-Running Backwards Compatible PS3 system

May 26, 2010

One of the best posts ever!!! Thank you much! Just got a b/c PS3 (60gig HD replaced with a 120gig) and this will help a lot.

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Re: 3 tips for a Greener and Cooler-Running Backwards Compatible PS3 system

May 26, 2010

Just replaced my ZSSR5391A PS with the APS-231 PS last night, and WOW what a difference in temperatures! It does run ALOT cooler. I played the PS3 for a few hours before changing and touched over where the PS was and it was pretty warm. Swapped in the APS-231, played another hour or so, and it was cool- VERY SLIGHTLY warm! Played MAG for a few hours tonite, and again touched right over where the PS was and it was completely cool. I dont even wanna know where all that extra heat was going lol! Thanks Logical for the information! Kudos to you my friend!

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Re: 3 tips for a Greener and Cooler-Running Backwards Compatible PS3 system

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Thanks for the regards! I'm glad this information was of benefit to you.
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Re: 3 tips for a Greener and Cooler-Running Backwards Compatible PS3 system

May 26, 2010

Quick Question:

 

I've been reading up on some guides to the YLOD fix (specifically the Gilsky guides), and he requires a heat gun and heats different components before applying the paste. Is this necessary? Can I not just take the fan off, clean and reapply the paste, then put it all back together? Do I really need to strip it down to the motherboard?

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Re: 3 tips for a Greener and Cooler-Running Backwards Compatible PS3 system

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gsanders wrote:

Quick Question:

 

I've been reading up on some guides to the YLOD fix (specifically the Gilsky guides), and he requires a heat gun and heats different components before applying the paste. Is this necessary? Can I not just take the fan off, clean and reapply the paste, then put it all back together? Do I really need to strip it down to the motherboard?


You only need the heatgun if you want to reflow the components on the motherboard, or to fix the YLOD, otherwise you can just clean offf old compound, apply new thermal compound, and put her back together, but either way, to get to the CPU and GPU, you will need to strip it completely down to the motherboard anyways.

 

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I don't have the YLOD, but my ps3 has been freezing ALOT lately (no thanks to RDR), but I opened my ps3 up ealier today to clean out all the dust for the first time in 3 years. The fan was disgusting btw, but once I took that off (the metal covering was still on it) I could see the heat syncs and the paste wasn't applied correctly at all. Your saying I can just clean that off and reapply and reassemble?

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That should do it, reapply and reassemble. Let us know if you get any improvements....
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Re: 3 tips for a Greener and Cooler-Running Backwards Compatible PS3 system

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gsanders wrote:

I don't have the YLOD, but my ps3 has been freezing ALOT lately (no thanks to RDR), but I opened my ps3 up ealier today to clean out all the dust for the first time in 3 years. The fan was disgusting btw, but once I took that off (the metal covering was still on it) I could see the heat syncs and the paste wasn't applied correctly at all. Your saying I can just clean that off and reapply and reassemble?


Your practically required to replace it now. Once you seperate those heat syncs you need to replace it. Putting it back together without replacing it may just give you more problems.

 

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Re: 3 tips for a Greener and Cooler-Running Backwards Compatible PS3 system

May 28, 2010

does anyone know if i can change my aps-227 psu to the aps-231 psu

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ush wrote:

does anyone know if i can change my aps-227 psu to the aps-231 psu


Yes you can, they both have the 5 pin connector cable...

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