Deathon6

Is it safe to run a ps3 in a hot environment?

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I never do it, in summer i rarely play unless its at night and its cool. I mainly play in winter. Fans going nuts is a no no for me. 

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1 minute ago, DEI2EK said:

"gamer residue"

is this what we're calling cum now

I didn't want to resort to #GamerShaming, but yes if you want to get scientific, it could be something along those lines. Games can make people extremely emotional. Who hasn't gotten emotional playing Senran Kagura for example?

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5 minutes ago, SkyMason said:

I didn't want to resort to #GamerShaming, but yes if you want to get scientific, it could be something along those lines. Games can make people extremely emotional. Who hasn't gotten emotional playing Senran Kagura for example?

 

Funny. In Brazil we have an urban legend of some guy who, erm, climaxed on his Dreamcast by mistake. The worse part? He described it on forums back in the day. People never got ahold of his actual identity but that didn't stop people from making him into some sort of legend. lol

 

EDIT: on topic, I don't mean to scare the OP but just in case your PS3 starts speeding up the fan even in mild weather, consider taking it in for maintenance or opening it up yourself if you know how to do it. Mine's fan (Super Slim) used to go crazy a while back 10 minutes into ANY game. People told me that was normal, even though I found it odd. Eventually it just started making a terrible noise that I can only compare to having an airplane take off right beside you. Sent it to maintenance, they said the fan had started coming loose and needed to be replaced. They also did replace the thermal paste just in case. Now my PS3 runs really quiet and never makes any noise on any game.

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Now if you do decide to take your console apart to give it a good cleaning, the slim has 3 special security torx screws with a nipple on them that you'll need a specific screwdriver for, the rest are all Philip's head.

 

 

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This is the problem I had with my PC years ago,    and burnt the fan out. 

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14 hours ago, DEI2EK said:

"gamer residue"

is this what we're calling cum now

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It is best to play around room temperature (72 F). Make sure you clean your console out now and then so you don't get dust buildup inside.

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I've always gone with the general rule of not turning the PS3 on in temps over 30℃ (86 F) and in 9 & a half years my PS3 has never overheated or missed a beat. 

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No, it is not safe. My OG PS3 died 6 years ago when playing TLoU in pretty much the same temperature as yours.

Back then I don't have AC in my room and I ended up buying a Slim after that.

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In my Livingroom it is very hot in the Summer too. It was never a Problem for my Playstations. But it could be a Problem for your TV. One of my earlier TVs got Banding, Clouding and DSE in the Summer permanently (More than 30° Celsius here inside my room). I had to bought a new TV last Year. This Year i don't play between Noon and Evening if it is to hot because of this.

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@Deathon6

depends on model, I personally have a 60GB Launch unit so I have to turn the air-con on while temperatures outside are around 30 - 46C, if using a older model and want to get more life out of it then some maintenance and care will be required.

 

though as for other models such as later fat consoles such as the CECHL and up just keeping consoles somewhat maintained (if is phat or slim) and ventilated and you should be fine. Mean I use to use my old consoles for days on end and no issues. Really depends on whether or not your trying to get a good amount of years or just use until it dies. Honestly wouldn't worry too much unless you collect them or can't afford to get another one.

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