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    PS3 "Breathing Room"

    how much space should i make for a vertical ps3? i've got it in a sorta closed area, there's a lot of space on the top but not as much on side to side (i'd say about 3-4 in on both sides)

    would this be too little and cause it to overheat?

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    As long as the back has about 5-10 inches and the top has a good 5-10 inches it will be fine. The sides should not matter.

    I am also pretty sure that the PS3 will shut off if it gets to hot anyway. So if that happens, just move your PS3.

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    mine sits on its side but has 3-4 inces of room and has never been a problem.




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    it could do. if it's vertical you need a lot at the top and a lot at the fron and back.

    be careful though as standing it vertical gives your a ps3 a higher chance of overheating anyway. really you would be better off, having it vertically if you could.


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    Quote Originally Posted by holly100191 View Post
    it could do. if it's vertical you need a lot at the top and a lot at the fron and back.

    be careful though as standing it vertical gives your a ps3 a higher chance of overheating anyway. really you would be better off, having it vertically if you could.
    I think you meant to say horizontally the second time.

    But I have heard that standing it vertically is better for the PS3. I am not sure though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SonyJunkie View Post
    I think you meant to say horizontally the second time.

    But I have heard that standing it vertically is better for the PS3. I am not sure though.
    Nah horizontal is actually slightly better, look at the Tmin, Tmax and Tave, the horizontal runs about 2 degrees cooler on average it would seem and Tmax is far higher:

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    Those tests were done more than a year ago apparently

    Personally though I run it vertical, I also ran the ps2 vertically.

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    i have my ps3 set up horizontally but it over heats pretty damn quickly, i have my tv wall mounted and theres a glass shelf below it, i personally think it should be running fine but i guess i have to give more room for it.

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    alright, thanks for the responses everyone! +repped (except for merc...i gave too much rep soo ill give you one later =P but thanks again)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boulayman View Post
    Nah horizontal is actually slightly better, look at the Tmin, Tmax and Tave, the horizontal runs about 2 degrees cooler on average it would seem and Tmax is far higher:

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    Those tests were done more than a year ago apparently

    Personally though I run it vertical, I also ran the ps2 vertically.
    Thanks for that. I have mine vertically cause it the only way it will fit where it is at.

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    Does anyone have any issues with flash framerates, I'm usint a 42" TV with HDMI in 1080p.

    Flash frame rates are really low, I can't play any content on newgrounds or armor games because frame rates just grind to 1-2 fps.

    I've searched around and no one else seems to be having this issue but I don't see how it can just be me with the problem.

    My ps3 is fully patched up. Any advice would be much appreciated. I would start my own thread but can't until I've posted 25 replys to other posts.

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    dudeskinn. Seriously, if you are gonna post something in a completely unrelated thread, then at least only post it in one. I bet onece you hae 25 posts, you will make a whole new thread about it too.


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    does are great pictures in my case i use the new Nyko Intercooler TS that uses its own power. my brother was having freezing issues on his 60g and after putting one of the TS intercooler it has not frozen on him

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boulayman View Post
    Nah horizontal is actually slightly better, look at the Tmin, Tmax and Tave, the horizontal runs about 2 degrees cooler on average it would seem and Tmax is far higher:

    Horizontal



    Vertical



    Those tests were done more than a year ago apparently

    Personally though I run it vertical, I also ran the ps2 vertically.
    Old thread here, but since it was brought up again. I'd like to point at that this is not actually representative example.

    The Picture of the Vertical can see in from what is the 'Top Side' when standing up. Through the vents down into the internals.

    The picture of the 'Horizontal' is from the bottom side that doesn't have vents and you're picking heat signature through the plastic.

    Plastic is a very poor conductor of heat, and thus will significantly mask the temperature.

    If you want apples to apples. You need to take the thermal images from the same relative angles.

    Here's the pic you forgot to post



    Much closer to a similar angle of view, with the max temp being about 2 degree's below the max temp of the Vertical.

    If you actually position the camera at the exact same angles, I suspect that you'll see even less deviation in the average and max temperatures.

    What's more important is the temperature of the individual components inside. Without thermal probes attached to those devices, you don't have a true picture of what the important temperatures are.

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