I have a question about the thermal compound that is applied to the heat sink
and the GPU of the ps3.
I have used artic silver 5 after my ps3 got the ylod, but the unit overheats with it. :Argh:
So my question is, what kind of thermal compound did sony apply before my ps3 crapped out on me, or what is another thermal compound that was similar to what sony had in it that would keep my ps3 cooler instead of AS5.
Thanks in advance. :(
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Originally Posted by housefull
The Arctic Silver isn't the problem. Thermal paste is thermal paste, and AS5 is most likely a heck of a lot better than Sony's stuff.
The only problem you will have with AS5 is if you've put it on to exposed components (i.e. it should go on the die, but not on any other components. Not sure on a PS3, but the Xbox 360 chips have the die and then a series of smaller chips on top, if you short these chips with AS5 it'll not work).
So your problem lies elsewhere. Does it YLOD straight away or after a time? YLOD could be a number of things, not just overheating.