PS3 fan make loud sound..

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#1 Posted by Red_Matt (58 posts) -

hello.

I have the MGS4 ps3 pack. 80GB. I dont think they sell them anymore.

my ps3 sometimes go into this high fan mode. and its gets loud to I can hear the fan running very loud and its making me think the system is getting to hot or somethings wrong.? I dont know. I mean I know the x360 is loud. my friends x360 is very loud. its kind of like that. the silly part is. its not all the time. its only kicks on high loud mode sometimes after it being on a few hours. I have to turn the tv up some. is this a bad thing or is this normal. my other 40GB ps3 never did that before. I could never hear that thing. Can some one tell me whats wrong?. or is it ok. I know its got the ps2 player and the 4 usb ports and card slots. does this also mean it needs a louder fan for cooling? its not a big deal. I just want to make sure my ps3 is ok and wont break down.my friends x360 got the red ring 2 times. I hope something like that dont happen. an over heating problem? some of my friends want me to buy a x360. I dont want to because of the problem they have of breaking down. is the loud fan ok, or whats wrong? games never froze on me before.

ok thanks

#2 Posted by blue900 (231 posts) -
i play loud since i have surround etc. But i have not experienced any loud fans nor YLOD since launch of my ps3. My ps3 is different from yours in a sense that you have better air flow since the 80 gig has intake outtake circulation that is better than the first model. It is probably just the fan working and since there are two intake and one out take, it makes this loud sound. How loud is loud? I mean do you mean 360 inter cooler loud? To me that is odd but again, I don't know many ps3's w/ ylod or overheating problems. In fact i don't know of any at all.
#3 Posted by koneki1 (110 posts) -
@Red_Matt: my ps3 never gets as loud as my 360. Are you keeping your system in a closed space, maybe like a cabinet or something?
#4 Posted by CraigyM83 (648 posts) -
Sometimes my 360 sounds like a Boeing 747.
#5 Posted by Cyberxion_101 (4 posts) -
Mine makes a loud noise as well. It'll start out reasonably silent, then after a bit the fan will kick in to overdrive and run really, really loudly. It almost sounds like a jet-engine. I just got it, and I was wondering if this is unusual. I may take it back and exchange it depending on the outcome.
#6 Posted by 23_jordan (234 posts) -
myn does that to sometimes, but mines a 60 gb, i just quit the game and eject it and it stops. after that i put it back in and play no noises:)
#7 Posted by dubb55 (127 posts) -
When the fan sounds like that it either is enclosed and is to hot or about to buy the farm check it out and call sony if it's loud,,,,,
#8 Posted by bsman00 (6038 posts) -
[QUOTE="Red_Matt"]

hello.

I have the MGS4 ps3 pack. 80GB. I dont think they sell them anymore.

my ps3 sometimes go into this high fan mode. and its gets loud to I can hear the fan running very loud and its making me think the system is getting to hot or somethings wrong.? I dont know. I mean I know the x360 is loud. my friends x360 is very loud. its kind of like that. the silly part is. its not all the time. its only kicks on high loud mode sometimes after it being on a few hours. I have to turn the tv up some. is this a bad thing or is this normal. my other 40GB ps3 never did that before. I could never hear that thing. Can some one tell me whats wrong?. or is it ok. I know its got the ps2 player and the 4 usb ports and card slots. does this also mean it needs a louder fan for cooling? its not a big deal. I just want to make sure my ps3 is ok and wont break down.my friends x360 got the red ring 2 times. I hope something like that dont happen. an over heating problem? some of my friends want me to buy a x360. I dont want to because of the problem they have of breaking down. is the loud fan ok, or whats wrong? games never froze on me before.

ok thanks

Yeah mine has gotten that loud before just a couple times... i just turn it off and let her cool down