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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ninjaman123, Feb 8, 2013.

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  1. ninjaman123

    ninjaman123 Thread Starter

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    So I have the original 40GB ps3 fat, with a 120gb SSD, I have put arctic silver 5 on the heatsinks, but the fan still comes on high within a few minutes of playing. It's completely dust free I take it apart every couple of months and do a deep clean. The fan blows out hardcore hot air so I know it's cooling good, but could it be a bad fan controller?
     
  2. Intel_Xtreme

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    The SSD will not make any difference whatsoever in the performance.
    Your question will not be answered here. This is a forum for hardware, not consoles.
     
  3. ninjaman123

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    Obviously it did make a difference, the stock 40gb hard drive was slow as crap. After the SSD everything was faster, especially browsing my music, movies, copying files, things like that. This isn't a Ps3 forum, but this is hardware related.
     
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    I didn't know you could store things other than games on the PS3's HDD.

    Yes, this is a hardware forum but no one is going to reply to your question simply because many people on here do not have experience with consoles.
    I would say that the fan spinning up to the max is normal- are you sure that you did not damage any of the fan wires when working on the console? Also, how hot is the console actually getting?
     
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    It get's pretty hot actually. It doesn't worry me how hot it gets because of the amount of hot air coming out I know that it won't break but I just don't get why the fan comes on so high. I didn't damage any wires on it. I was going to liquid cool it but they discontinued the blocks.
     
  6. Simba7

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    I would've gone with a decent-sized 5400RPM or 7200RPM drive myself. That 40GB drive is probably 7-8 years old and was probably having issues.

    The recent 54/7200RPM drives are rather fast.. but you won't get the maximum benefit of an SSD in a PS3 since it's probably only capable of SATA-I.

    The original PS3 (actually, it's probably a 2nd gen since the original had a 20 or 60GB HDD) does run hot. It was wise to put good thermal paste on the chips, but it will still run rather warm. Just don't put it in a cramped space and you'll be fine.
     
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    When I built my Pc I went ahead and ordered another SSD for my ps3 since I needed one anyway. Newegg gave me like 40% off the drive which was already only $99 (Kingston Hyper X 3k)
     
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