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I'm new to the PS3 and i have some questions.

#1spec-ops-33Posted 1/25/2013 11:17:35 PM
I recently bought myself a PS3 Super Slim. I noticed that after about and hour or two of it being on the top and rear of the console gets warm. I didn't know if this was normal or a bad sign. I do however have the heat on 68 degrees (cold front) in my room, but the heater runs along the other side of the wall no were near my ps3. Any comments are appreciated.
#2Stanger5150Posted 1/25/2013 11:18:15 PM
It's normal. Have fun!
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#3spec-ops-33(Topic Creator)Posted 1/25/2013 11:22:47 PM
Thank you! I will I'm playing Dragon Age II and aside from the annoying frame rate drops i love this game!!!!
#4beebarbPosted 1/25/2013 11:30:43 PM
spec-ops-33 posted...
I recently bought myself a PS3 Super Slim. I noticed that after about and hour or two of it being on the top and rear of the console gets warm. I didn't know if this was normal or a bad sign. I do however have the heat on 68 degrees (cold front) in my room, but the heater runs along the other side of the wall no were near my ps3. Any comments are appreciated.


I know this has already been answered, but this is just further explanation.

The reason that particular area gets warm during normal operation is because that is where the vents are located. Which is why the console needs to be a short distance from the wall or rear of an entertainment unit to allow for proper airflow and prevent overheating.
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#5spec-ops-33(Topic Creator)Posted 1/26/2013 12:14:48 AM
My PS3 sits on a the shelf under my tv stand. There is 7" of space on either side of the PS3. 4" of space above the ps3. And it sits towards the front of the shelf leaving 7" behind it.There is also no back to the stand. I think its well ventilated....right?
#6spec-ops-33(Topic Creator)Posted 1/26/2013 12:23:39 AM
here is what it looks like

http://s1305.beta.photobucket.com/user/SPEC-OPS-33/media/PS3inStand_zps090f216e.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0

is that enough ventilation?
#7WantedOutlawPosted 1/26/2013 12:23:58 AM
spec-ops-33 posted...
My PS3 sits on a the shelf under my tv stand. There is 7" of space on either side of the PS3. 4" of space above the ps3. And it sits towards the front of the shelf leaving 7" behind it.There is also no back to the stand. I think its well ventilated....right?


Honestly, I'd say no. Current gen consoles really need to be out in the open, not inside a TV stand or entertainment center. Putting a PS2 or previous gen console in a TV stand like that would probably be fine but you really have to baby PS3's because that sort of shelving, even if there is no front or rear to the shelf, can still be affected by the heat that will build up in that space. These things generate a lot more heat and blow it out into that shelf area and after awhile you'll probably start having overheating issues.
#8spec-ops-33(Topic Creator)Posted 1/26/2013 12:26:48 AM
oh man!! its been in there since Xmas i hope i didn't ruin it!!!
#92NIKNIMPosted 1/26/2013 12:27:21 AM
spec-ops-33 posted...
here is what it looks like

http://s1305.beta.photobucket.com/user/SPEC-OPS-33/media/PS3inStand_zps090f216e.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0

is that enough ventilation?


That's plenty enough mate. You have no need to worry about that.
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#10spec-ops-33(Topic Creator)Posted 1/26/2013 12:32:43 AM
I hope so, but not if it contains the heat. I did notice that the shelf was warm after i was done playing for the day :( crap i hope i didn't ruin it.