[Answered] PS3 Thermal Behaviour help?
I recently fixed my PS3 YLOD and it works fine, I put Thermaltake TG-2 on both chips applying just a thin layer of thermal grease. So i turned it on and left it idle for 10-15 minutes, when i come back the fans were on full throttle, so im guessing if i did something wrong? I dont remember how it was after being fixed but i dont think it was like that. So anyone could help me? Maybe I need a little more thermal grease? I have a BC 80Gb Motorstorm pack.
I had a similar issue with my YLOD ps3 which I was fixing every week or two. I saw this tip on a YouTube video and my PS3's been working for over a month now.
When you tighten down the heatsink plates, if you do not screw them down evenly, the heatsinks will not sit flush on the chips which may be the reason your fans are blowing hard.
What you want to try is turn the screws in about 3-4 turns each switching back and forth until they are tight instead of tightening down 1 screw at at time. This will help sit the heatsink flatter on the chips, hopefully, dissipating more heat.