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Old 24-06-2013, 21:51
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I keep reading that people claim their PS3 slim is 'whisper quiet' - mine isn't. I can hear it from the other side of the room, and that's just when it's on downloading!

Is that normal?

Also, if you plan on leaving your PS3 on for say 2 days straight downloading, are you best to remove the disc?

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Old 24-06-2013, 22:42
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I had an original PS3 which was really noisy. It was very hard to watch a Blu-rays.

When the blu-ray drive failed I got a slim which was a lot quieter but still had an irritating buzz.

However when I play The Last of Us, the fan ramps up to full speed immediately. I've never heard it this loud before. Not sure whether it's normal.

I bought my brother a 2nd generation PS3 for his birthday and regret not keeping it myself it never makes a noise.

I think at the end of the day, it's the luck of the draw. I know loads of people that didn't have one dead pixel on their PSPs. I went through 6 and even the last one had dead pixels so I gave in at that point.
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Old 25-06-2013, 01:09
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Here's the exact model I have released July 2012 - http://www.game.co.uk/en/playstation...m-white-172351

Apparently quieter amd using less power than previous slims - similar power to the current anorexic slim.
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Old 25-06-2013, 18:36
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I have a slim and find it very good for noise indeed, not quite silent but quiet enough to fade into the background and barely be noticeable even when watching movies and TV, just a little bit noisier than the average PVR.

The Phat PS3 I also have is normally quiet too (though not quite so much as the slim) but I have known it on occassion spin the fans up to full at which point it is borderline unusable as the noise is so bad, only found the odd game did it, I know LA Noire caused it to do it a lot, annoyed me so much I ended up selling LA Noire on PS3 getting the PC version, which I enjoyed much more, and yes I know PCs are noisy too but at least on the PC the noise level is constant so you get used to it and forget about it after a bit, it was the constant spinning up then down and so on with the PS3 Phat that annoyed me.
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Old 25-06-2013, 19:00
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I think the only game that put my slim ps3 fan in overdrive was the last tomb raider game. It was serious loud I thought my ps3 was going break down but all other games its just silent really. The last of us does is fine on my ps3
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Old 25-06-2013, 19:11
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My PS3 Slim used to be very quiet... It's noisier than my 360 S now, though.
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