ROCKSTAR: PS3 Firmware 3.61 causing older PS3s to overheat

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  2. Leo Cantus

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    I've noticed this too. My PS3 isn't fully overheating but it makes much more noise than it usually does after playing for about an hour.
     
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    sounds like an error with the temp sensor detection and the fan rpm
     
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    Well, with all the complaints and comparison to the Xbox 360, I have been comparing my old 360 to the PS3.
    It does seem to get pretty hot(at least on the outside). People say that the 360 makes noises like a helicopter, but the PS3 seems to make hell lotta noise too.

    No fanboy, I dont give a fuck about Sony or Microsoft. Just saying..

    It might be that something is wrong with my PS3 unit, but it seriously makes shit load of noise and gets hot pretty quickly. Slim 320GB by the way. My problem is unrelated to newest firmware however.
     
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    Great, more problems.
     
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    On one side there are hackers at large troubling Sony and on the other side, this. Poor guys.
     
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    Wow, i updated to 3.61... now i cant even play my ps3 at its fullest? i have the 1st one that ever came out ( the what that costed roughly 600€) and that can play PS2/PS1 Games, Make PS1/PS2 Memory Cards on the HDD, etc
     
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    ...My PS3 last night turned off and made 3 noises.

    I was using it for a long time though...

    Wonder if this is due to the update...
     
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    PS3: the error magnet.
     
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    probably it is checking too many things or working harder and hence the heating. Bugs are normal especially after a fix that is completely new or redesigned occurs.
     
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    No no no, you got it wrong.

    PS3: It Only Gives You Problems.
     
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    PS3 : Problem Sucker 3000
     
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    wow just wow can the ps3 go any lower must fail console of this generation what is sony thinkinggggg
     
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    Sony is only thinking about Cash, Cash and CASH. Remember the words they said when they revealed the PS3's launch price?? I hope you didn't miss it or forget it. [​IMG]

    Sonys Ken Kutaragi "We want consumers to think to themselves 'I will work more hours to buy one'. We want people to feel that they want it, irrespective of anything else."

    They only want money, all I wanna say is that they don't really care about us. [​IMG]
     
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    what a perfect time to plug in my YLoD guide, check my sig
     
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    My PS3 didn't YLoD. I just turned it on again and it worked fine. [​IMG]

    As in, it shut down, I didn't know why and 2 seconds later turned it on again.
     
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    ohh, well that's certainly better than getting the YLoD at least [​IMG]
     
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    My PS3 has always been kind of bad with heating, but Red Dead Redemption seems to be the only game that causes it to overheat badly. I'm gonna go ahead and say that the ball was dropped by the developer, and not Sony. Maybe the game is just too damn complicated, and they tried to do to much with the PS3 version.

    None of my other games seem to stress out the system as badly as Red Dead Redemption. This is on the 100 something GB Slim model. Maybe Rockstar should try a little harder to test their games in all respects.

    Don't blame Sony for this. I highly doubt that they are at all to blame for this one. As fun as it is to jump on the ignorance bandwagon, I would recommend actually reading the article and creating your own interpretation of events.
     
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    I don't think it's games, since it happened to me on the web browser. [​IMG]

    I have the 250GB slim model if that means anything to you.
     
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    my ps3 is also really loud, not like before? So what do we do for now? Any solution?
     

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