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Jul 05 2013
By: LunchXbox First Son 9 posts
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Ps3 fan

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I just replaced my 40 gig fat hard drive with a 500 gig wd hard drive. It's 5400 rpm. After replacing and restoring the backup data I popped in dark souls and within 2 minutes of gameplay the fan got very loud so I shut it off. Is it going to catch fire/blow up/ or is the fan just kicking in because its a hot day? The system itself wasn't very warm when I shut it down. Could replacing the hard drive been a contributing factor?
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Hekseville Citizen
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Re: Ps3 fan

Jul 5, 2013
Your PS3 is over working its self.


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First Son
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Jul 5, 2013
Any idea of a solution? I read that propping it up on some cans may work.
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Jul 5, 2013
When you replaced the hard drives, did you replace the system for a new one with a new ram model or did you replace the ram model in your old ps3 system with a new ram model?
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Jul 5, 2013
I believe it's a 3 gig ram model hard drive
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Re: Ps3 fan

Jul 5, 2013

DKTA- wrote:
When you replaced the hard drives, did you replace the system for a new one with a new ram model or did you replace the ram model in your old ps3 system with a new ram model?

lol...

 

 

Anyways, you should probably look and see exactly how much RPM the drive has. You might be mistaken. Last i was told, the PS3 has issues with drives with more than 6000 RPM. While nothing will fail, the drive will tend to get hot, causing overheating. 

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First Son
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Jul 5, 2013
It's a 5400 rpm drive. I thuroughly checked before making the replacement because I also heard the same thing about 7200 rpm drives
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Jul 5, 2013
Also when it's on it's not heating up, the fan is just loud. It's actually blowing cold air out the sides and the back is slightly warm. But the system itself is cool to touch
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Jul 5, 2013
Id say its possible the drive might have a higher voltage than the original drive and its possible the PS3 power supply is being exceeded.
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Jul 5, 2013
Should I switch the drive back out and return it? Or should it be fine?
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