ps3 slim does it have a internal cooling fan???

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#1 Posted by wildoneace (4 posts) -
my bulk PS3 gets hot in no time 30min to an hour and the heat coming from it really bugs me because i can't play any game long enough to enjoy it.
#2 Posted by emitsu97 (10720 posts) -
[QUOTE="wildoneace"]my bulk PS3 gets hot in no time 30min to an hour and the heat coming from it really bugs me because i can't play any game long enough to enjoy it.

Heat is supposed to come out. Is your PS3 shutting down on you? If it's not, you're fine.
#3 Posted by wildoneace (4 posts) -
no it has not.
#4 Posted by boostud (1242 posts) -

360 gets blazing hot, so does my pc video card, etc etc. These new consoles/cards get REALLY hot and they are designed to take this kinda heat. You are fine. Do you think the R&D only tested these in rooms at 48°F? Enjoy your console dude.

#5 Posted by wildoneace (4 posts) -
OK thanks!
#6 Posted by wildoneace (4 posts) -
is the slim going to run cooler & does it have a internal cooling fan?
#7 Posted by Doolz2024 (9604 posts) -

360 gets blazing hot, so does my pc video card, etc etc. These new consoles/cards get REALLY hot and they are designed to take this kinda heat. You are fine. Do you think the R&D only tested these in rooms at 48°F? Enjoy your console dude.

boostud
My 360 has yet to do that. :?
#8 Posted by boostud (1242 posts) -

[QUOTE="boostud"]

360 gets blazing hot, so does my pc video card, etc etc. These new consoles/cards get REALLY hot and they are designed to take this kinda heat. You are fine. Do you think the R&D only tested these in rooms at 48°F? Enjoy your console dude.

Doolz2024

My 360 has yet to do that. :?

It doesn't get THAT hot, you know what I mean. All the machines kick out some serious heat compared to anything last gen. Its not like my 360 lit my entertainment center on fire or anything, lol. To be honest, my 360 runs about as hot as my PS3...so not bad at all.

#9 Posted by Doolz2024 (9604 posts) -

[QUOTE="Doolz2024"][QUOTE="boostud"]

360 gets blazing hot, so does my pc video card, etc etc. These new consoles/cards get REALLY hot and they are designed to take this kinda heat. You are fine. Do you think the R&D only tested these in rooms at 48°F? Enjoy your console dude.

boostud

My 360 has yet to do that. :?

It doesn't get THAT hot, you know what I mean. All the machines kick out some serious heat compared to anything last gen. Its not like my 360 lit my entertainment center on fire or anything, lol. To be honest, my 360 runs about as hot as my PS3...so not bad at all.

LOL I know you didn't mean it was close to catching something on fire, haha.

As long as a console is in an open, well-ventilated area, (Like both my PS3 and 360 are) there shouldn't be any overheating problems. :D

#10 Posted by runekey (697 posts) -

apparently, PS3 Slim has a better internal cooling system, but im still buying a external fan.

#11 Posted by Twig978 (557 posts) -
[QUOTE="wildoneace"]my bulk PS3 gets hot in no time 30min to an hour and the heat coming from it really bugs me because i can't play any game long enough to enjoy it.

It runs nearly silent and even quieter than the Wii some hands on people said. You dont need an external fan just give it room.
#12 Posted by dinb (1132 posts) -

Mine used to run quiter than the Wii but not it is loud like a jet engine after 5 min of running even while in the XMB. I will take it back to Sony soon maybe I even get lucky and get an 80gb model instead of my 40gb I have now :).

#13 Posted by Eazy1891 (3072 posts) -

[QUOTE="wildoneace"]my bulk PS3 gets hot in no time 30min to an hour and the heat coming from it really bugs me because i can't play any game long enough to enjoy it.emitsu97
Heat is supposed to come out. Is your PS3 shutting down on you? If it's not, you're fine.

this...yeah would u rather all that heat stay in there or leave???

#14 Posted by ndm250 (141 posts) -

apparently, PS3 Slim has a better internal cooling system, but im still buying a external fan.

runekey

That's going to look ugly.

#15 Posted by AikiSpirit (330 posts) -

I know the PS2 slim didn't have a fan and it caused a few problems. Some people complained the pads became burning hot. But i'm sure Sony have dealt with things like that regarding the PS3 slim, so I doubt it's a problem. Honestly, it seems more likely that the original ps3 would break down more often, theres been so many reports of problems with the Blu Ray failing to read!

#16 Posted by pr3stige (82 posts) -

360 gets blazing hot, so does my pc video card, etc etc. These new consoles/cards get REALLY hot and they are designed to take this kinda heat. You are fine. Do you think the R&D only tested these in rooms at 48°F? Enjoy your console dude.

boostud

Well the failure rate of the 360 seems to say otherwise... I've had a couple of graphics cards with crappy stock coolers slowly rise in temperture(though not insanely hot) until they finally gave out one day even though they were running perfectly fine up till their death. Too much heat will degrade any hardware over time. Though I'm sure the consoles can take a beating, I always play it safe and make sure they are extremely well ventilated.

#17 Posted by Joker1232003 (1567 posts) -
just give your PS3 room to breath (image it is 2x bigger than it is) and it will be fine