Does the PS3 needs an extra fan (cooler)?

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#1 Posted by liquidass (96 posts) -
What's up with that? I see a lot of people complaining about the overheating of the console and say that you need to buy an extra cooler for the console otherwise you might have problem in a near future... But for what I can remember, after the lunch a lot of people were saying that the console was getting hot but not too hot. What about you? Did you purchase one of those extra fan? Should I? Because like a lot of you i would like to keep my ps3 for a long time...
#2 Posted by ---SLUG--- (535 posts) -
doesn't neet it, ps3 already has an advanced cooling system thats why it feels hot OUTSIDE the console. Its a good sign, since the warm air is no longer in the console. Some people don't understand this. Don't waste your money on one.
#3 Posted by downPlayDemon (3529 posts) -
only if your ps3 is going to be in a small compartment.
#4 Posted by ---SLUG--- (535 posts) -

only if your ps3 is going to be in a small compartment.downPlayDemon

even then an extra fan wont help. the problem with a small compartment is that the system recycles its own hot air, making it tougher to cool down. an extra fan will just increase the amount of hot air being forced into the system.

#5 Posted by lusitanogamer (9338 posts) -

People who buy an extra fan for the PS3 are paranoid. There, i said it.

There's no need for the extra fan. Just give it enough space to breath and the PS3 will do just fine.

#6 Posted by Crazy87 (2900 posts) -
i smell a troll i never see the ps3 have any overheating prob never you must be on the 360 boards ps3 doesnt need an extra cooler it will prob break it rather then help
#7 Posted by ff10andff12 (72 posts) -
As long as you have a good enough of air flow around your PS3 it will stay cool, but one factor that you should control is that you should  not have the room temp above 85 degrees.  Other than that  you should be fine.
#8 Posted by deadkingdg (4200 posts) -

It's normal for the PS3 to be hot around the ventilation holes. It means the hot air is getting OUT!

If you touch the top of the console and it's hot, then you might have problems (considering it's not standing, in that case it would be the left side). That would mean the hot air stays inside. 

 

 

#9 Posted by GARRYTH (6870 posts) -
it wouldn't hurt to have one if you want to spend the money but it is fine with out it.
#10 Posted by ---SLUG--- (535 posts) -

it wouldn't hurt to have one if you want to spend the money but it is fine with out it.GARRYTH

it actually can hurt, fans forcing extra air into the console puts more strain on the original fans. extra force that a component wasn't designed for is never a good thing. lol there isn't one good thing about "cooler's"

#11 Posted by GARRYTH (6870 posts) -

[QUOTE="GARRYTH"]it wouldn't hurt to have one if you want to spend the money but it is fine with out it.---SLUG---

it actually can hurt, fans forcing extra air into the console puts more strain on the original fans. extra force that a component wasn't designed for is never a good thing. lol there isn't one good thing about "cooler's"

in that case no you do not need a extra cooling fan
#12 Posted by Thomas-Crown (30371 posts) -
There simply no need for a extra fan... Well, as long as you keep it in a well ventilated area.
#13 Posted by SvV_Ying (2381 posts) -

I don't think it's necesarry

#14 Posted by The_G00se (760 posts) -

What's up with that? I see a lot of people complaining about the overheating of the console and say that you need to buy an extra cooler for the console otherwise you might have problem in a near future... But for what I can remember, after the lunch a lot of people were saying that the console was getting hot but not too hot. What about you? Did you purchase one of those extra fan? Should I? Because like a lot of you i would like to keep my ps3 for a long time...liquidass

Yes it does. If not, it will melt or explode and burn you!!! Get 3 or 4 fans...and never run your PS3 for more then 10 minutes at a time.

#15 Posted by Crazy87 (2900 posts) -

[QUOTE="liquidass"]What's up with that? I see a lot of people complaining about the overheating of the console and say that you need to buy an extra cooler for the console otherwise you might have problem in a near future... But for what I can remember, after the lunch a lot of people were saying that the console was getting hot but not too hot. What about you? Did you purchase one of those extra fan? Should I? Because like a lot of you i would like to keep my ps3 for a long time...The_G00se

Yes it does. If not, it will melt or explode and burn you!!! Get 3 or 4 fans...and never run your PS3 for more then 10 minutes at a time.

 

lol talking about the 360 again are we 

#16 Posted by ludacriss (1150 posts) -

People who buy an extra fan for the PS3 are paranoid. There, i said it.

There's no need for the extra fan. Just give it enough space to breath and the PS3 will do just fine.

lusitanogamer

Very true, ps3 doesn't need an extra cooler.

#17 Posted by Col_Swamp (935 posts) -

have had my ps3 since dcember and not one overheating issue. i dont get where these people come off saying it overheates. i mean obviously if you leave the console in a small enclosed area it is going to overheat. but that's just common sense.......which like nintendo wiis is in short supply.

#18 Posted by -DirtySanchez- (32760 posts) -
doesnt need it, will actaully cause overheatin
#19 Posted by phaserde (41 posts) -

[QUOTE="GARRYTH"]it wouldn't hurt to have one if you want to spend the money but it is fine with out it.---SLUG---

it actually can hurt, fans forcing extra air into the console puts more strain on the original fans. extra force that a component wasn't designed for is never a good thing. lol there isn't one good thing about "cooler's"

Actually these fans dont push air into the system, they draw air out of the system, just like pc fans or anything else. I wouldnt think you'd need it though unless as someone said, its going to be in a location where it has no room to breathe. And when I say room to breath, I mean it should probably have at least 2ftx2ftx2ft of open space so the hot air can be properly expelled and carried away from the console

#20 Posted by AliasUK (872 posts) -
Don't keep it in a shoebox.
#21 Posted by The_G00se (760 posts) -

[QUOTE="---SLUG---"]

[QUOTE="GARRYTH"]it wouldn't hurt to have one if you want to spend the money but it is fine with out it.phaserde

it actually can hurt, fans forcing extra air into the console puts more strain on the original fans. extra force that a component wasn't designed for is never a good thing. lol there isn't one good thing about "cooler's"

Actually these fans dont push air into the system, they draw air out of the system, just like pc fans or anything else. I wouldnt think you'd need it though unless as someone said, its going to be in a location where it has no room to breathe. And when I say room to breath, I mean it should probably have at least 2ftx2ftx2ft of open space so the hot air can be properly expelled and carried away from the console

Exactly. A lot of people, especially like us gaming nerds, like to think we know more about design then the people making the freaking units.  Just have faith in Sony that they did it right and play.  I swear I don't know how today's typical gamer's heart doesn't just explode from all this worry!!!  Buy the unit, play the games, enjoy your life and worry less!!

 

 

#22 Posted by Trek5200 (599 posts) -
[QUOTE="phaserde"]

[QUOTE="---SLUG---"]

[QUOTE="GARRYTH"]it wouldn't hurt to have one if you want to spend the money but it is fine with out it.The_G00se

it actually can hurt, fans forcing extra air into the console puts more strain on the original fans. extra force that a component wasn't designed for is never a good thing. lol there isn't one good thing about "cooler's"

Actually these fans dont push air into the system, they draw air out of the system, just like pc fans or anything else. I wouldnt think you'd need it though unless as someone said, its going to be in a location where it has no room to breathe. And when I say room to breath, I mean it should probably have at least 2ftx2ftx2ft of open space so the hot air can be properly expelled and carried away from the console

Exactly. A lot of people, especially like us gaming nerds, like to think we know more about design then the people making the freaking units.  Just have faith in Sony that they did it right and play.  I swear I don't know how today's typical gamer's heart doesn't just explode from all this worry!!!  Buy the unit, play the games, enjoy your life and worry less!!

 

 

Well said Goose!!  With over six months of play going on and some of us who leave our PS3's on a LOT!  (mine is in the middle of a Week of straight  Folding and no problems at all.  Sony built it right guys and gals just mellow out and enjoy the ride.