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

Jun 27, 2010
it easier without the metal shield. also removing the metal shield allows to clean the dust and if the board has any burn marks its good to know.

check out the picks on this thread
http://boardsus.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-3-General/My-first-time-dealing-with-YLOD/td-p/456500...
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Re: 3 tips for a Cooler-Running and Greener PS3 system (Models CECHA01-CECHG01)

Jun 27, 2010

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Logical_Dolphin wrote:

I purchased my IC7 from Micro Center, I happened to have one in the area. It is also available on eBay.

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0282371

Yes, I used a pea sized amount and used the pressure of screwing back the heatsink to evenly spread the compound...


Okay, I've got mine. :-D Now, one more question I can't seem to get a clear answer too - when opening it up to replace the thermal paste, do you really need to take the metal casing off of the motherboard? I mean... once the fan is off, you can clearly see the cpu and gpu. So why the extra step? Is it an issue of getting the paste off more easily if the casing is off? You gotta put the casing back on anyway before you put the thermal paste so.... I'm just wondering if this is an extra step or not.

 


I do remove the metal shielding to more thoroughly clean off the old thermal grease, I think it is easier to do that way. After that, you can put the shielding back on before you put the IC7 back on. I also suggest you remove the fan from the heatsink, before you put it back on. That way you can carefully aim and set down the heatsink back in your first attempt. It is harder to see if you have it set back correctly if the fan is still attached.

 

After you attach the heatsink back on correctly, then attach the fan...

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

Jun 27, 2010

iKillerBee wrote:

My PS3 doesn't get hot at all, but the fan gets loud. I have an 80GB CECHL01 model, would you recommend replacing the fan with a 19-blade fan?

 

I was also thinking about buying 3 (powered) USB Fans and placing one on the right and two on the front.


The 19 blade fan isn't compatible with the CECHL01 model just the CECHA01 thru CECHG01 models. You may just want to try to vacuum the vents out and see if that improves anything for you.

 

IMO USB fans really won't help the situation that much, especially the ones that attach directly on the PS3. Keeping the room the PS3 is in cool and the PS3 dust free are some of the best things you can do...

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

Jun 27, 2010
Okay, I'll just try to keep the room cool. Are there any inexpensive ways to keep my room cool (windows are too far apart, no A/C)?
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Re: 3 tips for a Cooler-Running and Greener PS3 system (Models CECHA01-CECHG01)

Jun 27, 2010

just curious does changing the PSU to APS-231 change how the fan speed behave?

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

Jun 27, 2010

RROD_360 wrote:

just curious does changing the PSU to APS-231 change how the fan speed behave?


I'm not sure about that. I just know that the upper half of my PS3 was very warm with my original PSU, it only gets slightly warm now, and it becomes cool to the touch as the fan speed goes up...

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

Jun 27, 2010

Wow. Am I glad I found this thread. My PS3 just YLOD on my a couple weeks ago and I got it working again with the heat gun trick. In my test run I noticed that the power supply gets extremely hot and I know it cannot be great for the processors especially after recently a YLOD.  Seeing that the 40gig power supply's run that much cooler has to greatly help the issue I'm having with overheating. Anyways, just wanted to thank you for the info!

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Thanks! I'm glad that info was of some help to you....
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Re: 3 tips for a Cooler-Running and Greener PS3 system (Models CECHA01-CECHG01)

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iKillerBee wrote:
Okay, I'll just try to keep the room cool. Are there any inexpensive ways to keep my room cool (windows are too far apart, no A/C)?

In your case, having Gophermods replace your thermal grease with AS5 for $40 might be your best solution in keeping your system operating normally. I don't recommend you do it yourself, because other forum members have reported difficulty replacing the heatsink so that there is full contact between the heatsink and the CPU & GPU, after taking it apart....

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

Jun 27, 2010
I've already taken it apart, and I believe that the heatsinks are making contact. I duuno if it was because I took it I applied new thermal compound, or the change of location but the PS3 does stay on level 2 for some time but goes to level 3 after 30 minutes of play.
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