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

May 28, 2010

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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!


I had the same findings as you. It was slightly warm over where the APS-231 PSU was, and when the fan went to a higher gear, is was later completely cool. It does seem as if the fan is helping vent away the extra heat the PSU produces...

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

May 28, 2010

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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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I have updated the original post to accommodate the BC 60GB PAL PS3....

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

May 30, 2010

sweet thanks for the help ill have to order one of ebay now

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

Jun 2, 2010
Updated the original post since I recently found out that the 40GB CECHG01 PS3 is compatible with the 19-bladed fan...
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Re: 3 tips for a Cooler-Running and Greener PS3 system (Models CECHA01 - CECHG01

Jun 2, 2010

add this to your list

once a year spray air through the heat sink to clean out all the dust in between using an air compressor

my system has drastically dropped in temperature because i did this and its been two years since i bought it back jan 13 08

i cleaned mine out before but just got the majority of dust with anti static cloth

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

Jun 2, 2010

Thanks for all that great info.

I play games to relax !


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

Jun 5, 2010

I have heard that also putting up your PS3 on empty aluminum cans can help run it cooler, I have noticed that change in mine. Also I was wondering will drilling some extra holes in the bottom make the system run more cooler that regular. 

 

I could never hear the fan on my system but lately I have started to hear it and it was loud. I have a 40GB power supply is not the issue and is running a 19 blade fan. I replaced the compound with regular Radio Shack stuff, and the noise came back today, (just ordered IC7).

 

Also from what I have seen in pics and videos, some PS3s have metal bottom where the fan is screwed in and some like mine has plastic, I bet that it does make a difference. 

 

What do you guys think....?

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

Jun 24, 2010

so which PSU is better? ZSSR5391A or APS-226. just wondeirng because I have APS-226 and i dont want to get APS-231

 

I don't think its safe to use APS-231 because this could be under volting the PS3. Also older games did not use 90 to 100% of the cell capability so never games may require a lot more power. prime example uncharted 2

 

 


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On August 26, 2009, it was revealed that Uncharted 2 uses between 90 to 100% of the Cell's processor and uses 25GB of a single Blu-ray Disc.Uncharted 2 uses all 25 GB of space on the single layer Blu-ray disc.  However, Evan Wells later pointed out "...now it's at least busy 100% of the time, but it's still not fully-optimized code. I mean, in order to get to that 100%, it was more about making sure the pipeline was filled, and we weren't running into one of the processors becoming idle because there wasn't a job ready for it
  

 


 

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

Jun 24, 2010

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so which PSU is better? ZSSR5391A or APS-226. just wondeirng because I have APS-226 and i dont want to get APS-231

 

I don't think its safe to use APS-231 because this could be under volting the PS3. Also older games did not use 90 to 100% of the cell capability so never games may require a lot more power. prime example uncharted 2

 

 


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On August 26, 2009, it was revealed that Uncharted 2 uses between 90 to 100% of the Cell's processor and uses 25GB of a single Blu-ray Disc.Uncharted 2 uses all 25 GB of space on the single layer Blu-ray disc.  However, Evan Wells later pointed out "...now it's at least busy 100% of the time, but it's still not fully-optimized code. I mean, in order to get to that 100%, it was more about making sure the pipeline was filled, and we weren't running into one of the processors becoming idle because there wasn't a job ready for it
  

 


 


I used to think the same thing, but you aren't "under-volting" the PS3 at all, it is the amount of power (Volt X Amps) I was talking about. I am going to quote myself from earlier from this thread for details:

 

"According the the 60GB PS3 manual, power the system consumes maximum of 380 Watts, which is a little less than what the ZSSR5391 & the APS-226 can supply (12V X 32A = 384W). However according to edepot (a little lower on the page), a 60GB PS3 averages only 205W when doing its most demanding application (playing a game). The APS-231 supplies (12V X 23.5A = 282W), much more than enough to do the job.

 

I would also like to add that the ZSSR5391/APS-226/APS-231 power supplies have exactly the same screw mounting positions and the same number of pins (5) supplying the output power. If the APS-231 power supply wasn't "backwards compatible" with the 20/60/80GB models, I believe Sony would have altered the screw mounting positions and make the the number of output pins different, to avoid incompatibility complications."

 

I have been running my PS3 with this power supply for nearly two months without incident. The APS-231 still supplies more power than what is needed by at least 77W, that is more than enough for most demanding PS3 applications, and far better than the extra 179W the APS-226 supplies.

 

Other than playing Uncharted 2, I have done Folding@Home (another CELL intensive application) without any problems. I certainly wouldn't recommend the APS-231 power supply if I had not tested it thoroughly myself...

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

Jun 24, 2010

thanks man, I was just curious.

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