Why does the PS3 freeze?

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#1 Posted by brownthrilla (908 posts) -
Just in general, why does the PS3 freeze?
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#2 Posted by GamingTitan (657 posts) -

mine never has~

*knocks on wood*

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#3 Posted by rogerjak (14922 posts) -
Just in general, why does the PS3 freeze? brownthrilla
because it's a piece of hardware and every normal hardware fails from time to time.
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#4 Posted by BenderUnit22 (9597 posts) -
Because the software creates an unexpected situation it doesn't know how to handle and since it doesn't know how to proceed from there it simply stops. Generally speaking
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#5 Posted by brownthrilla (908 posts) -
[QUOTE="brownthrilla"]Just in general, why does the PS3 freeze? rogerjak
because it's a piece of hardware and every normal hardware fails from time to time.

Because the software creates an unexpected situation it doesn't know how to handle and since it doesn't know how to proceed from there it simply stops. Generally speakingBenderUnit22
ok thanks. I knew electronics like computers aren't perfect but I was just wondering if there was a specific reason why these fail. Anyway, thanks people.
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#6 Posted by RomanticFool (203 posts) -

Just in general, why does the PS3 freeze? brownthrilla

Lots of possible reasons. They include:

Overheating issues (fail switch protects hardware in computers by turning it off, ps3 might have something similar)

Dust issues (usually lead to heating issues)

Hardware failure (sometimes things just break. RAM ect)

Read Error (Hits a scratch on a disc and stutters (happened a lot on our ps2. luckily blu-rays don't seem to scratch as easily))

Bad programming (It's not always Sony's fault...)

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#7 Posted by rogerjak (14922 posts) -

[QUOTE="brownthrilla"]Just in general, why does the PS3 freeze? RomanticFool

Lots of possible reasons. They include:

Overheating issues (fail switch protects hardware in computers by turning it off, ps3 might have something similar)

Dust issues (usually lead to heating issues)

Hardware failure (sometimes things just break. RAM ect)

Read Error (Hits a scratch on a disc and stutters (happened a lot on our ps2. luckily blu-rays don't seem to scratch as easily))

Bad programming (It's not always Sony's fault...)

last one is the most common. bad company freezes on me occasionally. But other games don't.
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#8 Posted by i-like-pie (4070 posts) -
It freezes because its so cool?
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#9 Posted by dainsanereview (603 posts) -
the ps3 stops reading the disk.
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#10 Posted by sensfanVone (1714 posts) -
Mine only seems to freeze when I have an OS installed.