[Answered] PS3 too hot after thermal paste help?
So basically my ps3 had YLoD and I reflex the board. Everything was working great for a week. I pretty much completed uncharted three until bam , I got a message saying the ps3 was too hot. I have a fan mod to control the fan speed so I increased the speed to cool down the system but sadly it didn't work. After posting a help request someone suggested reapplying better thermal compound so I have.
I've applied artic silver ... I don't know the exact type but it seemed pretty good. I have applied. A nice even and thin coating to the two chips. So I went to see if my efforts had worked. I booted up uncharted 3 and it asked me to update the game. It took like 15 minutes and usually my ps3 only lasted 10 minutes do I was hopefully.
I started playing and sure enough ten minutes in the ps3 said it was too hot and advised shutting down. I'm seriously getting worried I'm not going to be able to fix this problem. I already own a jail broken ps3 which had YLoD and I fixed that with the hair dryer trick. Please help me out. I really don't want to have to update my jail broken one.
Almost everybody has the "system getting hot, shutdown" message with Uncharted 2 and 3 on heavy actions scenes with fat ps3, (and its only a 720p game). Do what the romans do. Shut it down, ride a bike for 1/2 hour, come back with a fan. Dont abuse it, the thermal sensor is talking to you. Next time it wont be a reflow, it will be reball or bust.