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Is it normal for the PS3 superslim fans to start sounding louder?

#1AntaraxenoxPosted 2/21/2013 11:39:37 PM
I play for too long, and my HDD is full of games, The PS3 doesn't do it frequently, but sometimes after a certain amount of time turned on (various hours) the fans speed up and start sounding very loud. Is this normal? Or this is a system defect? Anyone had the same experience?
#2mogar002Posted 2/21/2013 11:40:44 PM
Define loud
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#3SDFan18Posted 2/21/2013 11:45:40 PM(edited)
Like this loud? If not, I'm sure you're fine.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhU4_Rm0GQU
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#4WantedOutlawPosted 2/21/2013 11:43:26 PM
The most I ever really hear out of it is when it's loading something or installing a game. The disc drive is louder when it's doing that than my regular slim is. I never hear the fan going on either one though. It's usually very quiet.
#5Iceberg73ePosted 2/21/2013 11:56:25 PM
What do you expect exactly? Heat builds up and things get hotter over time. If things get hotter, more cooling is needed. If more cooling is needed, the fans need to spin faster. If the fans spin faster, more noise is created. It's pretty simple logic there.
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#6Antaraxenox(Topic Creator)Posted 2/22/2013 12:20:53 AM
SDFan18 posted...
Like this loud? If not, I'm sure you're fine.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhU4_Rm0GQU


Not so loud, the video sounds like a vaccum cleaner. My PS3 has a similar sound,, About 1/2 of the one in the video.
#7Antaraxenox(Topic Creator)Posted 2/22/2013 12:22:34 AM
Iceberg73e posted...
What do you expect exactly? Heat builds up and things get hotter over time. If things get hotter, more cooling is needed. If more cooling is needed, the fans need to spin faster. If the fans spin faster, more noise is created. It's pretty simple logic there.


I know it's logical. I just wanted to know if this is a normal feature of the console when it gets hot.