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13 Apr 2010
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ps3 running slow in game and also on system start up

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Hi there, ive only had my ps3 for a couple of months and all is well until the last couple of days.. it began running very slow especially when i booted it up where it would take up to 30 seconds to show the ps3 logo. can anyone give me some advice as ive already tried deleting history, cache and cookies. Thanks

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that's a new one on me :(

once it boots up, and you're playing a game, how does it go slow? drops framerate / sound out of sync / something else?

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* YLOD? * *PSN Connection Problems?* *Blu Ray Problems

And we weren't even testing for that.. :Thumbs:

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during the game when i press the PS button it takes ages to load up all the settings and it takes a while to send messages to friends on my list.

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definitely weird :(

The only thing I could really suggest is the generic safe boot option 3.
I'm not entirely sure it will help, but after that I'm a bit lost to be honest.

click and read the link below, taking particular notice of the potential data loss, and implications of choosing the wrong option :)
http://boardsus.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-3-General/How-to-access-Playstation-3-SAFE-MODE/m-p/4...
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* YLOD? * *PSN Connection Problems?* *Blu Ray Problems

And we weren't even testing for that.. :Thumbs:

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having the same problem

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Well I have had my PS3 for just three days and this is happening already! Worked fine when I first set it up, played BD and games perfectly. Tonight everything is running in extreme slow motion or freezing altogether. Wanted to see if there was a simple answer before returning it to retailer on the weekend.

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PS3 optimal Speed up tips: 

 

1) like you wrote : cleaning3 clearing : Cookies, cache, predective... bla bla bla from your web browser is always good

 

CLEAR = all old messages (press triangle) sent & received

 

CLEAR =  empty all names from block List

 

for optimal log in have less PSN friend on your list ( some games ex: GTA4 cant see past 50 friends in the ingame invites. less friend = faster log in

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When it's slow in game, are you playing online (on PSN)? If you are it could be your Broadband Connection, are you wired or wireless?

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it could be the new 3.41 firware they added as mine is doing the same thing havent tried games yet but the xmb and loading of friends list or other files is actually slower than usual, lots of people are having this problem more so to the point that there is something wrong with the firmware others have found that they can't upgrade and install a new hdd in the system and are getting an error message...

  So your not the only one in the dark so don't worry too much im sure sony once they figure out the problem will release a quick fix patch to ensure that this is dealt with hopefully as this isnt the first time a patch has messed things up....

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try deleting any recently downloaded demos.

same thing happened to me while downloading the new star wars demo and i fixed it by canceling or deleting.

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Its definitly that star wars demo. ive deleted it however and its still playing up! any suggestions?

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i am having the same problem like when i start my 120 gig ps3 up it goes slow and takes forever to load then while in games online and offline they will freeze the load then keep going it gets really annoying and i was wondering if there was a way to mabey solve this or if i needed to go have something done has anyone figured anything out about this ?

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Huh, this is sounding a lot like what happened to my new PS3 slim. My running theory was overheating, which would explain why it still freezes even after I reformated it and started trying to reinstall it.

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Me too i'm currently having super slow boot time anything between 10 secondes to 4-5 minutes slower. i really should open up my PS3 and deep cleep it because right now on boot some cooling fan make lots of weird noise them get normal & boot occurs. 

 

From what i've read slow boot could be a heat issue on start up. proccessor cpu or gpu getting overheated for a seconde & cooldown take time?!?!?! plossible!?!?!? 

 

i own a 2 &1/2 year old PS3 refurbished after first 11 months for BD disc drive who lost sight of game disc inserted (caused by DUST & SMOKE it slowed down or freezes  while loading from disc during game. Also not helping the processor via the motherboard freaks out beacause it doesn't get response from BD disc drive.)

 

Like any well ''oiled'' computer Hard Disk should never be 90% full preferably 50% or less for optimal performance. Always dust  or filter away dust, hair, lint, smoke, (humidity, grease) from kitchen cooking for smooth running fans & BD disc drive. HDD is seal no contamination problems there!

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guys i gotta same problem what should i do ? plz need help ... even when i try to turn it off it take a while till show the msg of turning off .. tried to format it but it take 7 hours and already done the quick format still same very slow

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safe boot mode, option 3 - see link below, but be sure to read about the implications of choosing the wrong option.
http://faq.en.playstation.com/cgi-bin/scee_gb.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?locale=en_GB&p_faqid=4545&...

Note that occasionally, a second safe boot may be required, choosing option 4 this time.
Option 4 WILL remove some (less vital) stuff - see above link for details.

Backup of game saves are always a good idea though, just in case.
You have 2 options - individual saves to usb stick, or a full backup to external usb HDD
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* YLOD? * *PSN Connection Problems?* *Blu Ray Problems

And we weren't even testing for that.. :Thumbs:

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I'm having this problem now as well... It takes about 5 minutes from the time I power it on to where I can access the menu.  Prior to the menu displaying the image that floats across the screen is real slow.  The news messages in the upper right corner are no longer smooth but choppy like it pauses for a split second.   When a game actually loads (I'll use Resistance 3 for this example) I was running through the environment and all I can see is my escort and the enemies.  The floor was gone, the walls were gone, the rooftops were gone.  Then I could only control the movement straight and sideways... I wasn't able to look around my view was stuck on straight ahead.  Obviously the system wasn't keeping up with the game... I fear that it's on it's way out... this is number 2 and there will not be a number 3. If this system goes I'll be gaming on my PC.  Too bad because I love Sony products.

 

By the way, the link above regarding safe boot is not working... I keep getting a Site Unavailable message. :(

 

Any ideas?

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Hello Everybody,

 

I found the problem at least for me and it may solve problems for a lot. It is the Harddrive. I guess Sony got a bad batch for years since i'm seeing a lot of complaints. My HD is a Toshiba and what got me was that the PS3 slim was purchased brand new 7 mths ago.

 

Going into a week, i found that saving data and game startups was running slow. Eventually the PS Menus were running slow and shutting down took longer than usual. I realized all this was happening whenever the Hard Drive light on my PS was just on with minimal blinking, meaning that the HD is attempting to write something but it is very slow. Rapid blinking means that data is being written very fast. No blinking/no light means no data is being written at that moment.

 

I saved all my data onto a flash and then I took out the HD following an excellent guide on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APtkJHWbWX8

 

I took my HD and connected it to an external enclosure which i then connected to my Windows 7 PC. Now it's like i have an external HD. I went into the drive and formatted it. After, i ran the check disk tool to scan the HD for errors. (On Windows, go to "My Computer" right click on the External Harddrive, lets say the drive letter is "E", click properties, click the tools tab and under error checking, click "Check Now". I chooze both "Automatically Fix File System Errors" and importantly, "Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors". You can try it out on your "C" drive to know what i'm talking about. You can also check the link below:

 

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Check-your-hard-disk-for-errors

 

After checking, the windows program found bad sectors on the Hard Drive! I don't know how Windows does do it but i think the program will "seal" the bad sectors so no data would be written there anymore but it is still there. In other words, when writing data, that area would be ignored.

 

I downloaded the PS3 update and saved it on my flash:

 

http://us.playstation.com/support/systemupdates/ps3/pc_update/

 

I put back my HD into the PS3, switched on and followed the onscreen instructions which will ask me to put in my flash to reload the PS3 with the update. After going through everything, the PS3 is running FAST! But i'm sure i am on borrowed time with the HD since more bad sectors would be created for whatever reason. If you want, get an "SATA" hard drive from a used laptop and switch it with the one on the PS3 and see what happens. (Make sure you run checkdisk on that HD also before using).Back up all your data before you do this. I'm confident this will help many. Cheers!

 

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