A while ago I opened up the PS3 to change the thermal paste. I found the pics earlier today and thought of posting them for your pleasure.
The chips were a pain in the ass to shoot because of the reflective print on them, but it turned out ok in the end.
When I oppened the PS3 I realised I was out of thermal paste, and so, it had to lay in a corner for a couple of days before I put it back together.
Here comes the hot stuff. RSX. Reality Synthesizer! $#@!ed in my pants, as The Lonely Island would say.
And last but not least the infamous CELL. This is what super computers are made of. Or at least 300 of them in a cluster according to the US Air Force.
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The naked PS3
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Do you have pics from the first first time you did this before you cleaned off the thermal compound? I'd be curious to see the coverage and thickness of the thermal compound from the factory.
FWIW, been running 4yrs w/o an issue on Phat 80Gb.
I remember though that the paste was ceramic-based, and covered pretty much the largest part of chips, kind of round. I would guess a machine leaves a relatively big drop of thermal paste on the chips, which is then spread on the dies by the pressure of the heatsink.
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