[Answered] PS3 overheats when game/movie in use help?
Hasn't arrived yet but was wanting ideas, i.e clogged fan, bad paste etc. Seller says whenever a disc is in after a few minutes it crashes and the fans speed up to maximum
The seller used a extra store bought fan that was placed on back so wonder if that did something.
ok, the heatspreaders are held down by an adhesive thermal compound, on the cpu heatspreader you need to get a razor blade and push it into the edges of the spreader, the gpu is much easier, use a heat gun, heat up the spreader for 30 - 40 seconds and prize/lift with a blade (if it doesnt come up with minimal force it isnt hot enough)
i replaced the thermal compound with arctic silver mx4 only. didnt bother with the adhesive, was just carefull when refitting the sinks, (artic silver has a good sticky bond so spreaders stayed in place)
youtube search ps3 cpu heatspreader removal etc, vids are always more informative