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PS3 Fan/over heating trouble
PS3 Fan/over heating trouble –
So I have had my PS3 now for about 6 years and for the most part it has worked great. Over the past year or so on long gaming sessions I would frequently hear the fan go into its jet engine mode, but thought it was no big deal. The other day I turned on my PS3 and could instantly tell that I wasn't really hearing any noise from the fan. I looked with a flashlight and could see that the fan was spinning and putting out a little air, but it didn't seem like it was spinning nearly as fast as it should be. My first assumption was that the fan was going out, so I bought a new one and put it in. Same thing, PS3 would turn on, but almost no noise or airflow from the new fan. When I turn on my ps3 in the morning it will start around 35-40 degrees but within a matter of a few minutes is already up to 80-81 degrees, rather than push it until it over heats and shuts off I usually just turn it off after a minute.
Now honestly I have got my moneys worth out of the playstation and normally would be fine with it taking a crap on me. But PS4 wont be out for about 3 months and to be honest I am absolutely dying to play GTA 5 and can't afford to buy a new PS3 and then a PS4 when those come out. Does anyone have any ideas on what I can do to fix it? I would really appreciate any sort of help.
Do you have the old fat ps3? I remember there was a topic in this site about a way to adjust your fan.
fan control utility . you can save your ps3 it should be running way cooler than that. youre asking for it with those temps. That app will make it get into something better like the 60s C
Yes it is an old fat PS3, and I know that it it is wayyy too hot. I thought I seen a setting once in MM about a fan utility thing, but when I went and looked for it I couldnt find it. I will definitely look right now for a fan control utility app. Thank you both! Will post with results (hopefully successful lol)
So I downloaded the utility from here (http://www.ps3news.com/ps3-hacks-jai...o-is-released/), my PS3 has been on for about 10minutes now sitting idle but hasn't went above 48 degrees. One quick question I do have, what would be an acceptable/ideal speed to leave the fan at. The setting it is on now is pretty loud but is really pumping air through there. If I leave it on a high setting will that much stress wear out the fan or anything like that?
Depending on what firmware you are running, there is a stand-alone fan control app that works with up to 4.41 CFW, and its also built into Iris Manager which is what I use to control the fan on Rebug 4.46. I like the Iris Manager version more because it remembers my settings for the fan speed while the other one I had to change it every time.
EDIT: I usually set the fan to 0x80 usually the default in these apps is 0x70, I found this keeps my system way cooler w/o it sounding too loud.
Maxing it out probably would wear out the fan quicker and also it starts to get really loud when you push it too high. 0x70-0x80 is only around 50%
ps3 ez chill! worth the money!
Fan Control 1.9.1 or included with IRIS manager. Also replace thermal paste (google guide), this is sure to increase console life