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20 Aug 2008
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would the ps3 overheat in on of the middle compartments of this:

 

 http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/6101367/Trail/searchtext%3EMONTANA+ENTERTAINMENT.ht...

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don't think so
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It might. The hot air from the PS3 will get trapped behind the PS3 and the fans will go to full speed. It probably wouldn't overheat though, then again, I'm not 100% on that fact.
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From the looks of that pic its got a wooden back panel, so i for one would definitely not like to have my PS3 in it, especially with the amount of heat the PS3 churns out it would get extremely hot on that enclosed space in no time.

 

 

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im confused woul a cooling fan help

 

I had it in a stand before and it completely blocked off the bottom fans? 

 

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addyjones1234 wrote:

im confused woul a cooling fan help

 

I had it in a stand before and it completely blocked off the bottom fans? 

 


from what i heard they make problems worst

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OK thanks

 

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addyjones1234 wrote:

im confused woul a cooling fan help

 

I had it in a stand before and it completely blocked off the bottom fans? 

 



A cooling fan wouldn't help, your PS3 would have less room to breathe and plus, lots of people say that cooling fans break your PS3. It doesn't matter about the bottom fans as much, the back is where all of the hot air gets blown out.
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Mine is inside something similar and works fine.

The fan goes to full a lot quicker than it used to but it copes well.
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You can always carve out the back panels so your PS3 section has good airflow

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DjRalford wrote:

You can always carve out the back panels so your PS3 section has good airflow


could do but i was only getting one like this to hide cables and such

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The PS3 really needs good ventilation all round, if you did get that cabinet i would defaintly remove the back, or at least cut away the back of the shelf that the PS3 would be sitting on.

 

 

As for those third party coolers ignore them, a complete waste of money as all they do are prey on people fears of their console overheating......some simple common sense will stop your console overheating.......just don't put it into a confined of badly ventilated space, it even states that in the manual.

 

Its that simple.

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Actually, I've got a great idea. You can buy this cabnet which I am too, move your TV along to the left and put your PS3 at the right side of the TV stood up. LOL, that's perfect.
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if you got a 40 gb ps3 then it will not overheat so it depends really on how long you play it and weather its a 40 gb
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^ to the post above,that is simply rubbish.it dont matter which model ps3 you have. I have a launch ps3 sitting in a tv bench.its got a wooden back and my amp is next to it.still workin fine.if it got too hot for the ps3 it would simply turn off for a while!
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I personally keep my consoles out of closed spaces to let lots of air ventilation, but whatevs it's up to you.
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i got it and cut out the section of the backboard the ps3 is in
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JPENCORE wrote:

From the looks of that pic its got a wooden back panel, so i for one would definitely not like to have my PS3 in it, especially with the amount of heat the PS3 churns out it would get extremely hot on that enclosed space in no time.

 

 


i agree.. would be ok if you did put on the backboard on it.. then the air could circulate ok.. i have something similar with no backboard and it is fine and doesnt over heat as long as it is sitting on its own shelf :)

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