Originally Posted by LordAverynth
I have a slightly different problem with my PS3. My fan goes to top speed or pretty close to it very easily and never goes back down. It started with games that really push the CPU or GPU like Red Dead Redemption or Force Unleashed.
I opened my system and replaced the thermal paste with Arctic Silver V. i was expecting to find a bunch of dust and cat hair but it was almost totally dust free and there wasn't a hair to be found.
I then ran the system for a few hours a day to watch movies and to play some less graphically intense games for the break-in period recommended by Arctic Silver. After that I tried Red Dead and SSX and once again the fan kicked up to high speed almost immediately.
I was thinking that maybe the temperature sensor is malfunctioning and the system thinks it's hotter than it actually is. Especially after reading some of KillerBug's posts about the fan usually running too slow.
I am thinking the next step would be to mod my system like KillerBug's custom system from his blog. Does anyone have any other suggestions? KillerBug, do you think you could help me duplicate your project?
I'm not an expert but it seems your sensor or other regulator is malfunctioning because all the overheating problems in the "good working" PS3 is due the fan doesn't run as expected EVEN in the hottest situation. In your case is a good fail
'cause thanks to it your PS3 have not reached a critical TEMP. The AS5 step was a good one, and with this proyect or the fan controller by Killerbug (http://www.fixmypcdoctor.com
) your fan will operate in a more quiet mode... That`s my opinion...