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My ps4...

Was sounding crazy. Now fixed. 5 26.32%
 
Was sounding crazy. Still is. 4 21.05%
 
No issues. 9 47.37%
 
Other/comments/middle America... 1 5.26%
 
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CrazyGamer2017 said:
Errorist76 said:

Liquid isn’t sensible cost wise, neither is an SSD as standard. 

Vapour chamber makes sense and no one stops out to put an SSD in your PS4/PS5.

Doesn't the Xbox One X have liquid cooling?

Also if a Vapor chamber would mean no more fan noise, I'm totally good with it.

And SSD has been around for a few years and there is still a couple years before the PS5 release so it stands to reason to believe that by then SSD memory should be cheaper. Personally I wouldn't mind paying a bit more for a PS5 that comes equipped with SSD memory.

No, the X1X has a vapour chamber. That’s not liquid cooling.

Most games will be 100GB upwards in the future. SSDs will be way too expensive for most and as said before, no one keeps you from upgrading it yourself.



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Mine is still noisy. Even on the title screen. I turned the console on and installed the update. Sat on the title screen and played on my phone for a minute. Before long, it got noisy again.

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John2290 said:
CrazyGamer2017 said:

Doesn't the Xbox One X have liquid cooling?

Also if a Vapor chamber would mean no more fan noise, I'm totally good with it.

And SSD has been around for a few years and there is still a couple years before the PS5 release so it stands to reason to believe that by then SSD memory should be cheaper. Personally I wouldn't mind paying a bit more for a PS5 that comes equipped with SSD memory.

Isn't that a bad idea for portability and the life of the console? 

Portability is not an issue with the Playstation, you put it under your TV and you don't move it anymore, it's not a Switch.

And how is the life of the console an issue? Are you saying liquid cooling or a vapor chamber would shorten the life of the hardware?



Errorist76 said:
Random_Matt said:
Your console probably had a poor thermal jobby at the factory, my three year current ps4 is quieter than a brand spanking new one.

The 1200 SKU (the completely matte, non slim one, are the most silent.

 

My CUH 1200 sounded slightly hearable before. Bit more silent now, but I could be imagining things. It never was loud to begin with.

99% of the time it's overapplied or underapplied. If you have taken consoles apart and do it yourself with a quality brand, it's night and day with the fan sound.



CrazyGamer2017 said:
John2290 said:

Isn't that a bad idea for portability and the life of the console? 

Portability is not an issue with the Playstation, you put it under your TV and you don't move it anymore, it's not a Switch.

And how is the life of the console an issue? Are you saying liquid cooling or a vapor chamber would shorten the life of the hardware?

Quickly found this.

https://www.maketecheasier.com/what-is-vapor-chamber-cooling/



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John2290 said:
CrazyGamer2017 said:

Portability is not an issue with the Playstation, you put it under your TV and you don't move it anymore, it's not a Switch.

And how is the life of the console an issue? Are you saying liquid cooling or a vapor chamber would shorten the life of the hardware?

Says you. I bring my PS4 on trips if the occasion calls for it and when visiting family. One of the main reasons I'm a console gamer if the fact that it's plug out, put in a bag and carry without complications. Switch is the same deal unless you bring your dock with you or buy after market accessories.

Your other question has been answered and it's a yes.

You are missing the point. The PS4 was not thought with portability in mind. You can move it around if you choose obviously but it's not what it was made for.

Now I'm no specialist of those cooling techniques but how are vapor or liquid cooling systems that would be inside the machine make it less portable? If you can move it around as it is now I'm sure you still can move it around if it has a vapor cooling.

Also about the life span of a hardware with vapor cooling I would imagine that if Sony would choose to implement such cooling that they would work the system so that the life span of the console would not be reduced significantly. The Xbox One X has vapor cooling implemented and I haven't heard anywhere that the console dies after a short time.



CrazyGamer2017 said: 

Also about the life span of a hardware with vapor cooling I would imagine that if Sony would choose to implement such cooling that they would work the system so that the life span of the console would not be reduced significantly. The Xbox One X has vapor cooling implemented and I haven't heard anywhere that the console dies after a short time.

Probably because... let me take a wild guess here ( ), the console hasn't been out for a year yet? Would be quite "remarkable" if it had a fail rate problem this soon into its lifespan. 




Hynad said:
CrazyGamer2017 said: 

Also about the life span of a hardware with vapor cooling I would imagine that if Sony would choose to implement such cooling that they would work the system so that the life span of the console would not be reduced significantly. The Xbox One X has vapor cooling implemented and I haven't heard anywhere that the console dies after a short time.

Probably because... let me take a wild guess here ( ), the console hasn't been out for a year yet? Would be quite "remarkable" if it had a fail rate problem this soon into its lifespan. 

Ok, so how soon is it supposed to start failing because of this vapor cooling system? And if vapor cooling is such a lifespan killer, how come nobody is discussing this issue anywhere? I heard a million things about the Xbox One X but nothing so far about the machine dying sooner than normal due to the vapor cooling implementation.



CrazyGamer2017 said:
Hynad said:

Probably because... let me take a wild guess here ( ), the console hasn't been out for a year yet? Would be quite "remarkable" if it had a fail rate problem this soon into its lifespan. 

Ok, so how soon is it supposed to start failing because of this vapor cooling system? And if vapor cooling is such a lifespan killer, how come nobody is discussing this issue anywhere? I heard a million things about the Xbox One X but nothing so far about the machine dying sooner than normal due to the vapor cooling implementation.

What is supposed to be "sooner than normal" when the console has been out for only 6 months?




John2290 said:

We are talking different time spans here, My ps1 still works after 21 years, Pretty sure a NES in my home attic still works apart from some issues with dust and I think that thing is older than me. Not sure if liquid or vapor cooling can last that long, I'm not sure how it's implemented in the console I just know from my mates with PC's that they have had to change there cooling systems many times in the last decade alone, not sure as to the reason or if it is just one of those crazy things PC gamers do but I don't like the odds, especially if it does cause issues a decade or two down the road it'd be much harder to fix yourself as apposed to replacing a fan.

Don't ask me why, but I literally laughted out loud at the bolded.