PS3 operating temperatures
Hi, so I have rehoused my ps3 in a PC case, and I have a 120mm fan with a fan shroud redirecting the air through the heat sinks. I have put a temperature sensor on the heat sinks to check I am getting enough air through and keeping it cool enough, the problem is I am not entirely sure what the safe/normal operating temperatures are.
I have it turned on at the moment, and it has been on for about 10 minutes or so (idle at main menu) and it is at around 40 degrees Celsius. It has been climbing really slowly for the last 10 minutes, but seems be hovering at around 40 at the moment. Have not had it on long enough yet to tell if it will stabilise at this temp or not yet.
Does anyone have an idea of how hot it should be idle, and when I am running a game or something as well?
Also, I have taped the temperature sensor to the side of the thick bottom plate of one of the heat sinks, is this a normal place to have it? I had noticed sensors taped to the side of heatsinks when taking apart PCs before hence why I put it there.
Thanks in advance.
Ps. Just in case any of you are wondering the reason I am still using the standard ps3 heat sinks rather than having replaced them with PC cpu heatsink/fan assemblies is that there is also other electronics in the case, and so there wasnt room to have a cpu heatsink and fan assembly on there as well.