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New to scene, 2nd hand PS3 questions...
New to scene, 2nd hand PS3 questions... –
Hi everyone, just got a few questions regarding a second hand PS3 i scored on eBay last week.
It is a CECHA 60gb model which has CFW, artic silver thermal paste and a cooling fan that spins so fast it sounds like my PS3 is gonna take flight...
Since im new to the scene i need some questions answered about this console... First one is, it has the "latest cobra firmware" installed but it did not come with the cobra USB dongle. Is it useless for homebrew without the dongle?*It has multiMAN on it and it launches fine, but should i just install the KMEAU CFW?
Second question is regarding the YLOD possibility. I know they all fail eventually but I'm scared to run anything but homebrew on it in fear of the CPU and GPU heating up too much. Am I too paranoid? Or with the cooling upgrades can i play a PS3 game safely?
Third question is what is the ideal temperature environment i should be using the PS3 in? I come from a very hot part of australia, temps range from 25-35+ Celsius. I have the PS3 in an open area, just need to know what temp to set my air conditioner to!
Thanks for your help!!!
Yep if you don't have the Cobra dongle then it's CFW is useless, just install Kmeaw CFW AND install BDEMU2 so you can run backup's.
I have a Launch model bought on day 1 that get's used regularly and still no ylod, just be careful like not playing it 10 hours straight, play it for a couple of hours then let it rest.
As for over heating it's very good that you've got it in an open area, if the airflow is good and the vents aren't covered it should be fine and the ideal temperature is the mid 20's, if you're comfortable it's comfortable, if your too hot then so is the console.
Also whenever you buy a second hand ps3 console you should be very careful how you treat it because you can't be sure if it's had the ylod or not and a fixed ylod console can get it again pretty easily.
Thanks so much mate, that answered all my questions I tick all those boxes for the cooling so fingers crossed i get a decent run out of my CECHA01! Only YLOD prevention method i could use now would be to install the cooler running power supply...
If i want to get the KMEAU CFW i first have to return to official firmware 3.55 yes?
You don't need to go to OFW first but it is recommended. It'll only take an extra 10 min's or so so you may as well.
Okay no worries i shall make sure to do the extra step! Thanks
Oh and also, another bit of information i ommited from my original post was that the previous owner told me that the PS3 is "QA flagged"
Now forgive me for asking this question but what does this mean? I read about it on the PS3devwiki and it isnt exactly explained in words your begginer PS3 modder could understand he he...
Will it affect my install of CFW? Thanks again!
I'm not sure but I do know the QA flagging had something to do with downgrading the console. I believe it has something to do with the retail debug menu. If the console was flagged then downgraded it may have lost blue ray playback as well be sure to check that it hasn't.