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*** The Official Playstation 4 (PS4) Thread ***

Discussion in 'Console Games & Hardware' started by Psycho Sonny, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. Psycho Sonny

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jun 21, 2006

    Posts: 28,653

    it's a simple fix for anyone who has built several pc's before.

    it's a bit trickier and more time consuming you just have to be gentle with antenna connectors.

    plenty of youtube videos. you can also give it a quick clean too whilst it's open.

    i was also thinking won't upgrading to an ssd reduce heat being output from the drive? ssd's run cooler. i also believe hybrid drive runs cooler than a fully mechanical drive. this may help keep other components run cooler. i'm unsure whether running an ssd in a ps4 can now be done without it slowing down over time or we need a hybrid still.

    was thinking of going for a hybrid myself and re-doing all the thermal pads and paste.

    every little helps
     
  2. malachi

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jun 27, 2006

    Posts: 8,582

    Location: Earth

    To be honest, it's a games console not a PC and no one should have to go through any of that to keep it operating as intended.
     
  3. ak22

    Soldato

    Joined: Jun 14, 2010

    Posts: 6,760

    Location: South of the Wall

    I did replace the Thermal paste on my old PS4 but not the pads it was much quieter for 2 months then it go so loud, I know its rather simply but we shouldn't have to do this my friends OG Xbox one and X are still silent.
     
  4. Psycho Sonny

    Caporegime

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    Posts: 28,653

    i completely agree which is why I haven't done it yet. Mine is still under warranty. I will do it at some point.

    A lot of people have modded theirs too. it's a simple case of the console being so small and everything so tightly packed in.

    the xbox is a much much bigger console with an external power brick.

    so it has much more space and doesn't have the bulk of it's PSU inside the console.
     
  5. TheVoice

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 15, 2005

    Posts: 20,330

    Location: Glasgow

    The One S and One X don't have external power supplies.

    With the PS4s it tends to be the heatsink that gets clogged with dust, the fins are really tightly packed and even blowing compressed air through the rear vents won't help because the heatsink is mounted between the PSU and the fan.
     
  6. V F

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 13, 2003

    Posts: 15,154

    Location: UK

    Interesting. My 1200c model which is 3 years old now, I've not opened it up yet and it's still as quiet or appears to be since the day it was new. It's never loud and has lots of game time over the years.

    I cannot imagine the white paste they use will be in good condition to this day?
     
  7. Smok3y

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 6, 2002

    Posts: 1,041

    Location: Stoke on Trent

  8. ic1male

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 28, 2003

    Posts: 24,727

    Location: Westchestershire

    Eugh Now TV. My account keeps getting password reset emails. You can't delete your billing details or even close the account. Not worth the hassle.
     
  9. Smok3y

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 6, 2002

    Posts: 1,041

    Location: Stoke on Trent

    I had a 14 day entertainment trial which I cancelled about 3 hours ago. Even offered me a deal, £3.30 month if I stayed with them. No hassle at all to cancel.
     
  10. ic1male

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 28, 2003

    Posts: 24,727

    Location: Westchestershire

    Yeah, I'm not saying that. I don't like my CC details being stored on their system and you can't delete them or any of your other details.
     
  11. Pighardia

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jan 9, 2011

    Posts: 17,409

    Really annoying. I actually need a sky sports pass for boxing day so I can watch football at work, but I can't get this deal to work!
     
  12. ThestigGT999

    Soldato

    Joined: Aug 30, 2009

    Posts: 7,288

    Location: one nation under sony

    PlayStation Access presents 20 games coming to PS4 in 2019 (and beyond)



     
  13. ak22

    Soldato

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    Posts: 6,760

    Location: South of the Wall

    Im still catching up with 2018! damm it stop making good games.
     
  14. Pighardia

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jan 9, 2011

    Posts: 17,409

    After a shaky start, God of War is really great!
     
  15. Andybtsn

    Don

    Joined: Oct 23, 2005

    Posts: 38,107

    Location: North Yorkshire

    Has anyone noticed their PS4 switching back on intermittently after putting in rest mode, it's doing my head in!!
     
  16. Meths

    Mobster

    Joined: Mar 12, 2005

    Posts: 3,760

    Mine did that when I was charging the controller from the USB on my TV.
     
  17. BGGLP

    Gangster

    Joined: Mar 28, 2018

    Posts: 315

    Hopefully will be rocking the ps5 next Xmas!
     
  18. ic1male

    Capodecina

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    Location: Westchestershire

    Amen!
     
  19. Noxia

    Soldato

    Joined: Dec 30, 2010

    Posts: 6,857

    Location: Wiltshire

    You know what, I love new consoles but if it's just better graphics I can honestly see me not buying at launch as I have every other console. The only console I didn't regret buying at launch was the Switch.
     
  20. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 61,766

    Location: Wish i was in New York

    2020 I think for PS5 at the earliest.