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1 year ago#41
PS2 emulation is good enough on the PC now that if you have a gaming computer you might want to use that for your PS2 games rather than doing it on a console. It does depend on which games you like, though, because some don't run as well as others.
1 year ago#42
I have a question. My phat PS3's fan gets louder than normal (not extremely loud) when playing games like GTA V or Dragons Dogma. Is that something of a concern?
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1 year ago#43
paolo11z posted...
I have a question. My phat PS3's fan gets louder than normal (not extremely loud) when playing games like GTA V or Dragons Dogma. Is that something of a concern?


If they freeze constantly, yes. If they play as normal and don't show artifacting, your console is fine.
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1 year ago#44
IMO, backwards compatibility isn't such a big deal anymore. There are a bunch of PS2 games that are available as PS2 classics, or HD collections (Metal Gear, Sly Cooper, God of War, etc.) and you can emulate the rest on your computer.
1 year ago#45
Biocide69 posted...
I had one, lasted three years. Got the YLOD, sent it to a computer shop (owned by my wife's uncle) he was never able to get it working again.


He's probably the the type that deals with CPUs held in by a clamp not soldered at each contact to the motherboard pcb
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1 year ago#46
My 2006 launch one is fine. Don't abuse and you will be ok
1 year ago#47
For those who have working PS3 Phat, how often do you use your Ps3?

And does anyone have a ps3 phat that had ylod and got it fixed?
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1 year ago#48
Still got a launch 60. I just chose to change out the thermal compound which really fixed a couple of issues I was having
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1 year ago#49
I had the YLOD and one of my best friends had the YLOD. We both had our systems fixed, and they both died again within a couple of weeks.
1 year ago#50
slymshady posted...
My 2006 launch one is fine. Don't abuse and you will be ok

That's not how it works. Open up a launch PS3 sometime. The YLOD is caused by design flaws.
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