After replacing the SAB-001 in my PS4, the fan seems louder
(Quick disclaimer: I'm by no means an electronic expert.)
Recently my PS4 died on me after only owning it for a little over a year, and I couldn't pinpoint the problem to anything but the motherboard (after frequenting a few forums: possible APU/CPU overheating/ weak soldering). Sure enough, I ordered a new SAB-001 motherboard and installed it and it's back up without a hitch. Hooray!
The one minor issue I'm noticing is that the fan seems...louder than before? I'm not really sure since I went a month without having it running (and my PS4 has always been a little loud). But even after cleaning the fan and using new thermal paste (silver grease metal oxide, I think), it gets loud at times -- especially during The Witcher 3, but really quiet at other times (and that part is great). I initially put just the recommended pea-size drop on the CPU, but the fan was SUPER LOUD. So I reapplied a little more and it quieted down substantially, but still...seems a little loud to me. Could just be how it's gonna run, but any good pointers is much appreciated.
Is this a good question?