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Old 01-05-2004, 09:15 PM   #1
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Default Did you know PS2'* use negative displacement cooling?

I had my PS2 opened uo to readjust the laser focus when the fan caught my eye, the arrow glaringly pointing out...

This means that air is sucked in through all the little cracks and joints in the case, pulled over the CPU and into the Memory Card and Controller Ports, making everything dirty quick like.

So all I had to was pull out the fan, cut off the little peices of plastic that made it screw up proof in the factory and one of the clips, slide it in the other way, put some Industrial Velcro Hooks on the back, And place half of a Scotch Brite pad over the fan.

Now I've got a filtered, much quieter PS2.... If you think you can do this, and you're inside the case anyway, I would do it......
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Most stock computer cases work they same, that'* why you're not supposed to keep 'em on the floor. They're harder to filter, tho, dangit...
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What? I've never owned a prebuilt, but why in the heck would they build it that way? I've always had positive displacement..... Much easier to filter.
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Maybe that is why they were having issues with overheating. They were supposed to release teh PS3 in 2003 ( if I am not mistaken) but did not solve the overheating problem.
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What? I've never owned a prebuilt, but why in the heck would they build it that way? I've always had positive displacement..... Much easier to filter.
Because it'* easier. One big fan (not including the PS, CPU, or Graphics card) can usually pull enough air to keep the system within operating range. But if you look at my case, for example, there'* tons of places pre-made for extra fans. They just don't put 'em in at the factory. And, honestly, I've never had an issue. Mine is a stock case and MB, the rest is highly modded, and I have never had any heat related issues.
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Maybe that is why they were having issues with overheating. They were supposed to release teh PS3 in 2003 ( if I am not mistaken) but did not solve the overheating problem.
No no no, it just got started on, and in summer 03 the decided to use the Deep Blue IBM proccessor.

Dells use a lot of wind tunnel technology, they make the case so that air comes in from the front, and then a shroud that sits around the heatsink sucks it up thru a fan at the end.
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That'* the next eventual change on mine is that goofy tunnel. Although it hasn't been an issue, I don't trust it since she'll have to make it this summer without the benefits of AC. Just been too lazy to do anything about it yet.

But all my other systems, includeing one barebones, all worked the same. And, it'* what they showed us as the standard when I took my A+ class. As long as the hot components are taken care of, the rest of the case doesn't need much.

But for something as small as a PS2, it sounds wrong, especially since opening it and cleaning it, like you can a PC, is not encouraged....
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i've opened my PS2 to fix it, and it'* messed up again... Disc read error of course.

MOS - the wind tunnel is actually a very good thing. All of our PC'* with it have performed flawlessly, I've left my Dim 8200 24/7 in a HOT dorm room in the summer and it'* always rock solid. Cools better then most aftermarket setups, until you get into pricey stuff. You'd need a new heatsink with a fan if you wanted to remove it at all, and then it would run atleast 10* warmer.
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we had to replace our PS2 b/c it wasnt reading DVDs and aparrently they put out a new version. It runs alot quieter (cant even hear it run if you arnt right over it), and make the IR sensor built in between the power button and the disc eject button. Maybe mine has a different method of displacement???
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Nah, the new PS2 design upgrade just gives you a reciever and ditches your iLink port. Other than that (and some software upgrades) they are the same.
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