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If i play my ps3 games for like 20 mins it freezes and makes the sound like its turning its self off. but when i watch a movie it is fine.

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  • csol Aug 07, 2008

    ok. when a game is on for over 20 mins i guess the fan does not kick on. i tested this bcuz my bro has one and after some time his fan kicks in and mine does not. would that still be hard drive related

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Hello. This could be due to a hard drive problem. If you get a different hard drive and install it, you should be fine afer you format it. Good luck!

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    Wes Sydenstricker Aug 07, 2008

    The fan should be running from the time you power up the machine, every time. You have a heat problem with your GPU. Even your brothers shouldn't kick into second speed within 20 minutes. That means he will be having a heat issue very soon also. This is due to dust build up. Your fan is defective or the fan controller chip is bad. I suggest you and your brother get some canned air and blast out your machines. You do not even have to open them to do this. Just stick the straw into the air holes. BUT, do not blow into the back. Sides and front ok, that way most of the build up will go to the back of the machine and out.

    Hope this helps you. Good luck!!

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