Hi. I have my standard PS3 (non-slim) and the fan becomes extremely loud after 5 minutes when not even under load.
I have changed the thermal paste twice.
And yes. I did it correctly. I mean, clean away and the heat plate / spreader with alcohol (iso-propyl) with a microfiber cloth as well as the heatsink until 100% of the original paste was gone. The new paste was applied all over the RSX/CBBE heat plate / spreaders in a neat, fairly thin square, about 2mm away from the edges.
I did it with Arctic Silver 5 and now with Diamond Dust.
Now, I am starting to actually think that the heat plate / spreader needs to be lifted and replaced with new adhesive thermal compound :thumbsup:
Vary rarely, I get the "System has become too hot" message.
But it so so annoying when I want to play Gran Turismo or whatever because I have to play with the air conditioning on.
Can anyone back me up on this? :shrug: