So I got a secondhand PS3 earlier this year. The one thing I noticed immediately was that for some games , those that are graphically taxing I assume, the PS3 starts to whine and becomes a full blown whistling kettle as time goes on. For Uncharted, the first 5 minutes, it reaches that stage, for some games, it could take an hour for that to kick in. I decided to mask the noise by putting a fan in front of it. Well, just yesterday, I plugged in the PS3 to try it on a new TV and I was surprised to hear three beeps. A quick Google search said it's the dreaded YLOD. I clicked and clicked, until it opened again. But I think this problem will persist, and since I want to get rid of that whining noise, I started looking into YLOD fixers. Well, I saw quite a few, but I've read from Google that the fix is pretty temporary: some people have theirs break again in a few days, some a few months, rarely a year. I also learned that reballing and reflowing are bad things to do on a PS3. Now I checked further and there seems to be another fix, to replace some components, neck and token I believe, that are supposedly better than rb and rf a PS3. Now my question is, what is the best fix for a PS3 slim, and how long should I expect it to work? Is there such a thing as a long lasting YLOD fix? I'm willing to spend a little more if I had assurance that it'll work for a bit more. Heck, the only game I've finished on the PS3 is Uncharted, this can't be it.