I have an 80GB BC phat, as of right now it reads discs fine, plays games/movies perfectly without a hiccup, and loads everything fine. But the fan kicks in pretty quick and gets loud. I've heard from some that it's fine but others say it's about to bite the dust. With the BF bundle at 199, I could upgrade for cheap, but I like having backwards compatibility. What do you guys think?
I had a 60gig that was doing the same thing. Lasted for 2 months then YLOD on me. I recommend that you backup your files to transfer it to a newer PS3 if you're getting another one soon. I bought a slim PS2 slim cheap off of EBAY $30 since I still play classic PSX and PS2 games.
My 40GB phat was getting jet engine loud... like, louder than the first 360 I got back in '06 kind of loud, so I traded it in a few weeks ago. My new slim PS3 is whisper quiet just like my slim 360. I figure, when these things start sounding like jet engines it's time to get rid of them. Newer models are a hell of a lot quieter anyway.
Intel Pentium II 266MHz - 32MB RAM (SIMMs) - 4GB HDD - ATI Rage Pro 3D card w/ 2MB vRAM. - CD-ROM drive - 56k modem - Windows ME