Tip & How-To about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

How to keep playstation 3 cool and silent

Get 4 ridged foam pads dimensions 4cm by 4cm by 4cm (4cm cubed)

and place the foam pads underneath where the four rubber feet are while the console is horizontal

this will move the ps3 4cm in the air creating more room for the air intake vents on the left side (the side where the hard drive is)

since i have done this my ps3 has been silent while on cross media bar and i mean silent and barely noticeable while playing MW2


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