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PS3 operating temperatures
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.
Wasnt quite sure if you wanted pics of the fan assembly specifically, or you were justy curious about the project in general, so heres a few pictures of both. Its not quite finished yet, so theres a few things that look unfinished. It is a PC case with an xbox 360 and a ps3 inside.
This is how it currently looks at the moment, the two screens on the front (one is on and one is off) are temperature displays, one for the ps3 and one for the xbox. The open hole undernearth the two screens is where the disc drive for the ps3 sits, it has just been repainted so I am waiting for it to dry before sticking that back on. The black bar beneath that is the xbox 360 disc drive.
This is the fan shroud, which redirects air to go through the heatsinks from the bottom of the outer two fans:
This is more directed at the heat sinks, ignore the fact wires are everywhere I have not yet tidied it all up as it isnt quite finished:
EDIT: Oh yeah and that black wire that runs down the left side of the heat sink is where the temperature sensor is attached.
Heres a random picture of the ps3 running, sorry for the absolutely shit quality, I took it with my phone because I didnt have a camera to hand at the time.
Heres a picture of both consoles running, although it is pretty much just a chassy at that point I hadnt put the sides and roof on:
I plan to post up a full run through of how it was done and pics/video of it working, but I will do that in maybe 2 days when it is completely finished.
Sorry I don't have an answer, but that is awesome!
I've got an temp prob on both my xbox 360 and PS3 and they usually hover around about 38-41 so that's normal i think. I've also found that if you switch the theme on the PS3 to "Classic" it runs cooler on idle for some reason. Temps go up to about 80-90 when playing stuff like uncharted 2.
Hope that helps, sweet mod BTW
PS3 Instruction Manual says: Operating temperature: 5°C - 35°C (41°F - 95°F) playstation . com/support/manuals/ps3/
Originally Posted by timofiend
I just put a laptop cooler under my PS3 and it keeps it running cool enough.
Hey, been thinking on doing this though 2 questions to you, Is your lappy cooler powered via ps3 usb? and is it noisy?
Originally Posted by ZrrWRI87Ho6eT43
timofiend, Nice setup you have there, I was thinking on doing the xb, p3 and wii in one at one stage, never got around to it
Originally Posted by reaper787
It should depend on which PS3 one has. 40/45nm chips generate much less heat than 90nm ones.
Thanks for all the compliments on the setup
Reaper - thanks for that, mine seems to be running the same, it chills around 38 or so idle, I had a little cod:bo session and it only went up by a degree or two. Plan to try uncharted 2 later on and see how it fares, might also try switching theme to classic as well thanks.
Zwwr - Yeah I had heard the manual says that, but I figure thats room temperature rather than cpu temperature. What I am trying to figure out is if my cooling method works to keep the chips in safe temp zones.