Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Project Thermal PS3: SUCCESS!!!

After hours of dismantling my PS3, finally I've manage to swab the spanking new thermal compound on my cell processor and RSX GPU. Sounds easy eh? well not so true..

First and foremost, I had to travel to Digital Mall to get my thermal compound. There are none to be found at my area, except for cheap versions. Secondly the guide was for the older PS3 version where the Motherboard is different. Mine is CECHH06 model.

Anyway with a little trial and error and patience, I've manage to dissemble it. Below are some of the photos I took during the process.

ThermalFusion 400 & Torx Screwdriver T10

More equipments & PS3 ready to be opened

Disassemble success!!

Cleaning the Heat-Sink

Before & after Heat-Sink

Black spot on PS3 base

Cleaned PS3 base

PS3 Motherboard

Old Thermal Compound on the CPU & GPU

Spanking cleaned GPU

Spanking cleaned Cell Processor

Unfortunately I never manage to take some photos while placing the new Thermal fusion 400. However my baby now runs smooth, and I'm able to play Red Dead Redemption without any jumbo jet noise from my fan anymore.

*planning to open a service center to refurbish old PS3....?* "evil grin"