1. YOUCANTSTOPME

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    Do you mean that the fan is loud from spinning very fast, or is there an issue with it like it is squeaky? The Slim PS3s from my experience have been very quiet. Perhaps it is filled with dust?
     
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    Yes. After not using PS3 for years I find it now loud in general. When the fan is spinning fast it gets even much louder.

    So I'll first try to clean the fan. I don't know if there is a method or some 3rd party fans that are quieter than original ones. Thanks.
     
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    Cleaning and oiling the fan is your best bet to start. I am not aware of any 3rd party fans but I would not be surprised if they exist.
     
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    Yeah what @YOUCANTSTOPME already said. i would suggest cleaning your fan. More than likely it's just dirty
     
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    the phat consoles ylod problems comes from bad psu design ! on top of the rsx chip
     
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    Part 1 Mine still works so not the thermal paste(though rather loudly)
    Part 2 see part 1
    point of view if these consoles are still working in 2020 do we need this advice
     
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    Does this happen to "slim" PS3s? Or just the original ovular consoles?
     
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    It can happen to Slims but not as bad so a Thermal Paste replacement and Fan modification can prevent it as far as I am aware not sure about Super Slims.

    They do produce less heat but if the CPU is anything like earlier models then it is ticking time bomb and just a matter of when.
     
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    Need to delid and replace the factory paste under the IHS on both CPU and RSX.
     
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