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    Anyone know where the temperature sensor for the PS3 is located?

    Somehow my fan doesn't seem to change up from the startup speed. Regardless of how hot it gets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MjK52 View Post
    Anyone know where the temperature sensor for the PS3 is located?

    Somehow my fan doesn't seem to change up from the startup speed. Regardless of how hot it gets.
    did you open your ps3 up ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OM3G4_247 View Post
    did you open your ps3 up ?
    Yeah, this is after the reflow fix.

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    hows your ps3 doing after you did the reflow?

    my ps3 just YLoD on me and i cant afford a new one

    so im thinking about getting it reflowed

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    Quote Originally Posted by elias330 View Post
    hows your ps3 doing after you did the reflow?

    my ps3 just YLoD on me and i cant afford a new one

    so im thinking about getting it reflowed
    Apart from the fan not increasing its speed, everything else is working fine.

    I haven't kept it on for more than an hour because of the overheating. I'll be trying it with an extra fan tomorrow to see if that cools it down.

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    Cool let me know how long it lasts

    need to either get mine reballed or reflowed

    Reflowed is cheaper so i want to do that.....

    how long have you had yours since it bein repaired?

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    Quote Originally Posted by elias330 View Post
    Cool let me know how long it lasts

    need to either get mine reballed or reflowed

    Reflowed is cheaper so i want to do that.....

    how long have you had yours since it bein repaired?
    Going to be a week since i did the reflow.
    I'm using a PC fan together with the PS3 fan to keep it cool.
    The PS3 fan is still not increasing its speed as the temp increases.
    I'm going to try and hotwire it to run at full speed to see if it keeps the system cool.

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    Reflow is a complete waste of time in my opinion , and you are just screwing your chances of fixing it for good with the reball method.

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    my fan seems to be working...its just my power supply that is heating up now and not getting cooled quick enough. Need another power supply to test it. But my reflow does seem to be working and GPU and CPU is not hot.

    Will try the hotwire and extra fan. So does anyone have an extra power supply?

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    I wouldn't recommend doing fan mods internally on the PS3. Sony was very specific on the voltages running through the mobo. There are a 3rd party fan made by Talismoon that replaces the OEM internal fan that bring temps down.

    I would check how the fan / radiator system is sitting on the processor. It has to be flush and also you mustn't have over the top amounts of thermal paste on the IHS (heat spreader) of the RSX & Cell processor.

    The temp sensor is on the die of the CPU just like on the Xbox 360!
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