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In 2012, Sony Entertainment announced that the company would be releasing a new version of its 2006 Playstation 3 console. The new console is call the Playstation 3 Super Slim and is identified by the model number, CECH-4000. The PlayStation 3 Super Slim (CECH400x) is the third version of the PS3 video game console produced by Sony Computer Entertainment. It was released October 25, 2012.

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Why is my PS3 super slim louder after changing thermal paste?

I disassembled my PS3 to change the thermal paste. I used relatively thin layer of good quality paste (Thermal Grizzly), while spreading it evenly on CPU and GPU.

At first it worked relatively quiet (but not much different from what it was before changing the paste), but after a while it seems that fans kick into 100% RPM, even while sitting into XMB. The air coming out of the console seems to be relatively cold and the console doesn’t shut down from overheating.

I double checked and the pressure plate seems to be firmly attached.

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That sounds like something like a thermometer being punctured. Also put bean size. I bet if you remove the metal plate paste has leaked

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I don't see any leakage of thermal paste.

What's strange is that the fan gets instantly to 100% even right after the start of the system, even after leaving it to cool for few hours. As soon as I turn on the console - it goes to 100%, which leads me to believe that it can indeed be an issue with temperature sensor or something of this kind.


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