Was almost exactly what I was going to ask!!!!
Originally Posted by Fantafaust
I normally get the most use out of my PS3 in an RV while I am traveling (about six months out the year) and it sits in a direct line with an a/c vent (I have no problems with it while traveling). The other six months, it sits on a shelf in an entertainment room with 3 computers, 2 largish LCD monitors (32 inch) 1 small LCD monitor (27 inch), 2 computers (that generate quite heat load with some overclocking on them), 2 DVR's and a couple other heat generating items (amplifier, receiver, etc...). This room is the hottest room in the house due to the amount of heat being pulled off the equipment that runs almost constantly.
On the rare Summer weekend (the ones that I am able to play games all weekend without much interruption) that I get all to myself, I have to pay quite a bit of attention to the lagging of games in the late afternoon. Voices start dropping first for me. then the screen starts f-ing up (freezing, pausing, etc....). Worst case is when the game just locks up and I have to flip the switch and start the game from the last save point.
The PS3 is on a pretty open shelf with plenty of ventilation, but still........it gets pretty warm in this particular room (because of all the other equipment generating heat).
I actually went down and bought a 14 inch high velocity air circulator (ie, a fan on steroids ) to sit in the hallway, pointing towards the shelf the PS3 is on, just to put some of the colder air on it. I haven't had the issues since I bought the fan.
My guess would be (due to your description) that you are getting to much heat build up in the PS3.
If it's in a cabinet..........pull it out, if possible.
If it's in the open...........stick a fan near it (pointing directly at it).
See if that helps and give us a reply if it does or doesn't.
I bought Infamous 2 as soon as it was available and still have not had a chance to get started on it. I'm just a bit jealous! Hope you are having fun with it.
I would much rather go to my grave not needing my gun, than go there wishing I had it.