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Ah yes and the ps3 and xbox use non lead based solder. For some laws they use non toxic lead. It becomes weak leading to YLOD. Thanks for this information. its always good to talk about stuff like this keeps sonys hands off of my ps3 from repairs :P
solution is simple , liquid cool your ps3
That would be awesome, new custom case, new heatsink maybe trick out with LEDs
Originally Posted by abhisun007
I have had to educate so many people on this on the PC side of things.......I usually just use my finger and a very small amount of paste and then spread it very thinly as you recomend.......another thing is to make sure to properly get all the old paste/residue off before proceeding.....anything that causes a buble or uneven spot is going to cause hot spots and make the situation worse.
Originally Posted by underball
My question is then are any of these fans superior to the stock fan or is it really all about cleaning up the paste and using a tool to do more aggresive fan stepping? I have an old 2nd gen software BC model and it seems to run pretty warm most the time buy has never YLOD. Wondering if I should try one these fans or just clean up and reapply the paste and then try running a more aggresive fan rpm? Isn't there a firmware hack or something to set fan other than isis manager? Can it be done with Rebug Toolbox?
PS....My later generation 80gb Phat with no BC runs cool all the time...not sure what Sony did or if it is just the removal of the extra BC components but that system never even feels warm around the right side of the case....needless to say it is my primary and the older model is back in my arcade used far less often