Hey. Just wondering how everyone keeps their PS3 ventilated? I recently bought a PS3 Slim & I've noticed that after an hour+ the back of the PS3 is quite warm/hot, & bottom of the PS3 is very hot, with the desk beneath it being very warm also. The HDMI cable at the back, located just under the air vents, has the metal end that becomes very hot also & I'm worried that the heat may cause damage to the cables over time, if not the Slim itself. For the record, the console is as quiet as a mouse (well, compared to my 360 anyway).
Now it is summer here in Australia at the moment, with an average day being 28-32 degrees celcius, so perhaps the warm weather is playing a role, but it isn't very hot or anything. So I'm wondering if perhaps I'm doing something wrong (heard about the power cord being plugged in the wrong way & causing heating problems) or if I should prop it up & have four blocks at each corner to give the bottom some air. Is there much of a difference in heat with a vertical stand?
Also, a few questions:
- How do you have your PS3 set up? Horizontal, vertical or propped?
- What is the ambient temperature like normally in the room you play in?
- How hot is your PS3 after a few hours of gaming at the back, bottom & the metal part on the HDMI cable?
- Any tips?