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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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Loud fan noise .. can’t find a solution!

Hi everyone..

my super slim’s fan goes wild when I play some high resolution games ex: dragon age inquisition , red dead.

while when playing lighter games it doesn’t ex: don’t starve , urban trail freestyle.

The loading of the game textures slows down and the movement of the characters slows down also when turning it off it takes a while Then it makes three peeps.

also when I turn it back on the noise of the fan still happens until I unplug the cable from the console then the console goes back to normal.

I have cleaned the console multiple times and it has good airflow also changed the thermal paste.

any solution will be very much appreciate.

i don’t know is the problem is with the cpu or something else.

I am very frustrated .. please help

I know it is very old but I still want to use it.

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When you leave it off for a while (6 hours - 1 day) and then turn it on, does the fan still make a lot of noise ?

If yes, probably the sensor is not working correctly anymore or the heatsink is not making (good) contact with the CPU/GPU. You replaced the thermal paste for both, right? And make sure you don’t use too much thermal paste, this will seriously increase heat, as it will isolate instead conduct.

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It doesn’t matter how long I leave it off .. if I’d don’t unplug the cable the sound still there ..

Yes changed the thermal paste on both and didn’t use much because the heatsink placement is very small ..

So if it is the sensor what should I do ? And where is it ?

And if it is the heatsink I need to change it right ?

Thanks you !!


Hi! Sorry for the late response. Okay, so the fan keeps spinning, no matter how long it was off, right?

Then you should check the heatsink. Just check the screws (if they are screwed in tight) and if it makes contact it should be good!

If the sensor is broken, there is not much you can do. It's build in. When you replace the CPU/GPU it should be good, but it's hard to do... Easier way to fix it, is to replace the motherboard, but this will be expensive..


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