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Your PS3 Noisy or Not

Discussion in 'PS3 Forum' started by gadjetnige, Apr 3, 2007.

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How noisy is your PS3

  1. Unacceptably noisy

    16 vote(s)
    6.1%
  2. Noisy

    30 vote(s)
    11.5%
  3. Fairly quite

    85 vote(s)
    32.4%
  4. Virtually silent

    131 vote(s)
    50.0%
  1. gadjetnige

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    Looking at previous threads I see some people think their PS3s are excessively noisy. Mine certainly is not. Please vote to let others know about yours.
  2. >Jaz<

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    Wouldn't it be better with a poll? :)
  3. Axel40

    Axel40 Active Member

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    Definitely not noisy.

    Compared to my Launch 360 it's as quite as a mouse, quieter in fact cos it don't make a squeak :thumbsup:

    Funny enough, it's one of the first things I noticed after using a 360 for so long.
  4. Bushido

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    fans dont bother me at all..compared with my 360 that is!!

    Then again one persons version of quiet may not be anothers.
  5. gpa

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    Mine was howling like a good un, until i realized I had stood it up with the side vents to the floor:rolleyes: now I have stood it correctly all fine and dandy:D
  6. Acceber

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    Noisy, but not unacceptably noisy.
  7. frosty1979

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    Mines very noisy when loading a game, louder than normal conversation, not sure if its the hard drive or blue ray drive. Does not do it when playing demos that I have downloaded. Not heard the fans going on mine, hope they work!

    Anyone else got the same problem or have I got a faulty unit?
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    If your playing a game you have the sound on so it shouldn't bother you really?
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    I'm really impressed with mine it's almost silent. I have to crouch down under the TV to listen for it. It makes my PS2 sound like a washing machine! :D
  10. Geonosis

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    My original (not slimline) PS2 quite a lot louder than my PS3 regardless of what it's doing. The disc spin up and seeking is also quieter on the PS3 than my old PS2 :thumbsup: loving it! :D
  11. ajfoggy

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    Not:)

    Xbox 360, now that is Noisy... My one and only issue with the 360!
  12. psikey

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    :eek: Either your talking in whispers or you have a faulty machine I'd say

    The 20GB JPN import I had was "Virtually Silent" while my UK 60GB one I'd say is "Fairly Quite".

    Thats with both of them in exactly the same location.

    Didn't hear the JPN one at all but the UK one does have some fan noise at times but nothing to complain about.

    Located flat on an open glass shelf, viewing distance about 7ft.
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    cant say mine is making a racket at all playing a game or watching a film its almost silent dont know if having mine on its side makes any diff?
  14. Tony Hoyle

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    Since the fans are all on one side putting it on its side forces the heat upwards... where it wants to go anyway.. the fans have a lot less to do.

    Definately makes a difference to me.
  15. BIGMAX

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    Mine is totally unacceptable, fans kick in after about 10-15 mins and sound like they are at full pelt until the unit is turned off, very intrusive when listening to dialogue on a dvd. Its going back for an exchange.
  16. frosty1979

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    It sounds like it is having trouble loading the data, almost as if it is skipping when loading new levels or the hard drive is on the way out. Sat about 6 foot away and can easily here it. Anyone know how good Argos are for returns, think I will try to exchange it now before it dies on me.


  17. Indiana Jones

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    Do you have it vertical or horizontal?

    I have had mine since December and its not until the fans start up after 5/10 minutes that I can even hear it running and even then it is quiet enough to playback Blu-Rays.
  18. BIGMAX

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    Its horizontal as this is the only way its going to fit into my AV unit, I've heard its supposed to help being vertical but its not really practical. The unit is silent until the fans start but the fan noise is just too much for me.
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    Mine is also horizontal but yours must be faulty if it really is that off putting or maybe I am so used to the noise the 360 makes that the PS3 isnt really registering with me.
  20. fdxd

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    On mine the fans are always running when on. Feels hot too.

    Last night i played Ridge Racer 7 for hours. The picture started changing colours at times. I turned it off. Seems okay now. Not sure what was happening.
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    I've played games on mine for hours with no graphical problems & fans only coming onto 2nd level at the most. Either you've got restricted air-flow or it's faulty in some way.

    When doing XMB stuff the fans are usually off (or in the 1st level almost silent mode) only kicking in the fan occasionally.

    80&#37; saying quiet or silent after 57 votes should give a good indication. For the guy with the single "very noisy" vote take it back! for exchange.
  22. fdxd

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    Ah crap i hope mines fine because its always the same loudish noise on the XMB as it is in games. :thumbsdow

    I will look closely. Even at loudest it doesnt bother me. My Skybox makes more noiser noises alot of the time.
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    If your talking a noise level comparable to a Sky+ box then I'd say yours is fine.
  24. BIGMAX

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    This is the thing, people have stated that their sky HD box is louder, but my PS3 is about 5 times as loud as my sky HD box which I consider to be almost silent. Look forward to my exchange.
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    silent :thumbsup:
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    Have one down stairs which is US and one upstairs which is UK and to be honest they sound exactly the same. almost silent. if anything the UK is a tad louder but that may just be because it's under tv while the other US one is on top of my sub.
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    "Fairly quiet"

    Some general fan noise but nothing dramatic, about the same level as my 360 when not spinning the drive.

    However playing games it does get more irritating as the drive makes an irritating high pitch transfer over the disk back and forth which because of its pitch is quite noticable even about 2.5m away.
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    "Virtually silent" - even when the fan kicks in.

    This is under normal (quiet) TV volume from 5 foot. As an aside, the 360 is damn noisy under the same conditions.
  30. Tony Hoyle

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    TBH I can't help thinking that's your problem - devices like a PS3 need lots of airspace to keep cool and putting them into cabinets is going to impair that severely. That's why modern AV racks tend to be simply shelving rather than cupboards so they're open on all sides.

    Definately put it vertical for a time, whether it's a good long term solution or not... at least then you can prove whether you've got a duff one or whether you need to start cutting holes in your AV unit.

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