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    Thanks to @Vic54 for sending me a Nidec replacement fan for my PS4 Pro:


    I'll clean out the unit over the weekend, redo the thermal paste, replace the thermal pads and change out the Delta fan for the Nidec fan.

    This is all in an effort to quiet down the jet engine a bit:
    https://voca.ro/6rHLMfl5uvT

    I'll post some progress pics here and hopefully a much better sounding noise test at the end
    Last edited by TheV; September 16th, 2020 at 02:13 PM.

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    Nice. While you’re at it give your hands a good wash, there’s some dirt on your wrist.

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    Paste and pads ready to go for the weekend:

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    Take some time to make sure the pressure clamp is pressing down properly onto the heat sink. I have found in the ones I have opened they almost never are. You can easily bend the clamp a bit to get it right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarioAna View Post
    Take some time to make sure the pressure clamp is pressing down properly onto the heat sink. I have found in the ones I have opened they almost never are. You can easily bend the clamp a bit to get it right.
    Thanks for the suggestion. I will definitely have a look at that.

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    I suspect my issue was a bad application of thermal paste:


    After all the TLC things are massively improved

    Before: https://vocaroo.com/6rHLMfl5uvT
    After: https://vocaroo.com/lBfltqotF3Y

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    I did all this twice. I used liquid metal. It worked for a while then it got loud again (about a year each time). I'm going to have to do it again soon. I may try some Kryonaut this time and see how it goes.

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