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Old 11-17-2013, 07:00 AM   #1
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Default Does your PS4 Get Loud or Hot? Here is a fix!

So I was just about to exchange my PS4 when I found it was as loud as a hair dryer and that I could feel the heat a mile away. I heard that quite a lot of people were having this problem too. So I realized my entertainment stand had a wall behind it. So I made an opening in it so it could breathe. Man, did that do wonders! I can barely hear it anymore and I don't feel the heat towards me anymore. For those having this problem, make sure that it has a complete opening behind it. Make sure it's not closed in at all. Otherwise you WILL have this problem.
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Old 11-17-2013, 07:06 AM   #2
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I really wish more people paid attention to how they have their electronic devices set up, you are now all basically hooking up computers to your television, so having the vents face down on the carpet or encased in glass or against a wall is only hurting you. Luckily the PS4 has a fail safe "killswitch" if it starts to overheat but why do that to yourself.

Mine is quiet as hell, way quieter than my PS3 ever was.
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Old 11-17-2013, 07:20 AM   #3
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I really wish more people paid attention to how they have their electronic devices set up, you are now all basically hooking up computers to your television, so having the vents face down on the carpet or encased in glass or against a wall is only hurting you. Luckily the PS4 has a fail safe "killswitch" if it starts to overheat but why do that to yourself.

Mine is quiet as hell, way quieter than my PS3 ever was.
Thing is, my PS3 used to be in that spot and it worked just fine purely quiet pretty much. The PS4, I put it in the same spot my room becomes a sauna and it gets very very loud. It outputs so much heat that it makes it hum like a motorbike and makes you hot.
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Old 11-17-2013, 07:23 AM   #4
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It's a general rule of thumb to give your electronics at least 6 inches of space on all sides for breathing room. It's also better to store devices like game consoles that are used often in an open environment to aid in air flow and heat dissipation. Most entertainment storage furniture pieces aren't built with game consoles in mind, usually only things like cable boxes or DVD/BD players should be stored in the compartments since they do not generate extreme amounts of heat.

Storing your new PS4 in a space barely big enough for it is just asking for the "Red Line of Death" or worse.
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Old 11-17-2013, 07:24 AM   #5
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I really wish more people paid attention to how they have their electronic devices set up, you are now all basically hooking up computers to your television, so having the vents face down on the carpet or encased in glass or against a wall is only hurting you. Luckily the PS4 has a fail safe "killswitch" if it starts to overheat but why do that to yourself.

Mine is quiet as hell, way quieter than my PS3 ever was.
This. People need to let their electronics breathe.


The only time I hear my PS4 at all is when the disc spins up. Once the disc is spinning though, and any other time, the system is silent.
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Old 11-17-2013, 12:54 PM   #6
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I got lots of room but still gets a bit warm
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Old 11-17-2013, 01:14 PM   #7
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I really wish more people paid attention to how they have their electronic devices set up, you are now all basically hooking up computers to your television, so having the vents face down on the carpet or encased in glass or against a wall is only hurting you. Luckily the PS4 has a fail safe "killswitch" if it starts to overheat but why do that to yourself.

Mine is quiet as hell, way quieter than my PS3 ever was.
This. These things are computers. PS3 and 360 were computers. You need to let them breathe, you can't toss them in an enclosed space. Seems like Sony needs to have some kind of screen during the initial set-up that says "be sure to keep your console in an open space where it can breathe" to make sure people know.

My PS4 is louder than my PS3 though. The game sounds drown it out so I'm not bothered, but it is louder. My PS3 is the slim though, if you're comparing it to the jet engine that is the fat PS3 then yeah, PS4 is quieter.

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Thing is, my PS3 used to be in that spot and it worked just fine purely quiet pretty much. The PS4, I put it in the same spot my room becomes a sauna and it gets very very loud. It outputs so much heat that it makes it hum like a motorbike and makes you hot.
You are lucky that your PS3 didn't have problems.

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It's still going to get warm no matter where you put it. It's a computer. It's got all kinds of electrical components generating lots of heat inside. Next time your PS3 is on and running for a while, go put your hand on it. It will be warm too. So will your TV. These things get hot. The important thing is to put them in a well ventilated area so they don't cook themselves on their own heat.

Your set up will be fine for keeping your consoles healthy.
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Old 11-17-2013, 03:07 PM   #8
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I'll need to move mine as well. Out in the open to breath is a much better idea.
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Old 11-17-2013, 03:24 PM   #9
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This. People need to let their electronics breathe.


The only time I hear my PS4 at all is when the disc spins up. Once the disc is spinning though, and any other time, the system is silent.
Really? Do you play with the volume turned up loud? Because mine has fan noise whether it's in my entertainment center or not - I've tried both. It's nowhere near as bad as my first ps3 was, but it's definitely not silent either.
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This. These things are computers. PS3 and 360 were computers. You need to let them breathe, you can't toss them in an enclosed space. Seems like Sony needs to have some kind of screen during the initial set-up that says "be sure to keep your console in an open space where it can breathe" to make sure people know.

My PS4 is louder than my PS3 though. The game sounds drown it out so I'm not bothered, but it is louder. My PS3 is the slim though, if you're comparing it to the jet engine that is the fat PS3 then yeah, PS4 is quieter.

You are lucky that your PS3 didn't have problems.



It's still going to get warm no matter where you put it. It's a computer. It's got all kinds of electrical components generating lots of heat inside. Next time your PS3 is on and running for a while, go put your hand on it. It will be warm too. So will your TV. These things get hot. The important thing is to put them in a well ventilated area so they don't cook themselves on their own heat.

Your set up will be fine for keeping your consoles healthy.
my TV is led so it doesn't generate too much heat plus is over a foot apart, when I'm playing ps4 the ps3 is off and vice-versa, my cable box even when is off generates a bit of heat but the HTiB does not, so I feel safe, I try to keep my stuff clean, free of dust, that helps a bit as well
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