If you're one of the unlucky Rocket League players who have had your PS4 overheat due to the game's menu screen, this fix will help you out.
That's good to hear, my PS4 sounds like my day one PS3(jumbo jet taking off).
Yeah I noticed mine get really noisy too!
RIP to my Day one 60 gig ps3 that got cremated when my house burnt down as a teenager. Lets all take a moment to remember its everlasting spirit.
I'm not even chancing this game until they get a fix. With the FAT PS3, you don't have to worry about them when they're noisy... you have to worry when they're too quiet. That's what happened to me. The fan dies and it fried. RIP to Fatty. It was my favorite PS3. I have two 1st gen Slims too.
So in other words you don't have a day one PS3....They NEVER sounded like a jumbo jet taking off, that was the 360...I know I have an actual day one PS3 and its not that loud...
If you have a day one PS3 turn it on now and play the Last of Us. The fans go into overdrive which is expected for a nine year old console. You'd be lucky to have any tech that long these days.
It's true. My fat PS3 was relatively silent whereas I could hear my friend's 360 rooms away over his TV. Even his xbox one is loud now because I think his power brick is defective and keeps making this annoying sound. My other friend's X1 doesn't have said problem.
I have a day one PS3, and at this point, yes they do.
Day one PS3 here too, first it quiet but now it definitely sound like a Jet taking off
My friends day one PS3 did but it was cause he needed to replace the fan, when he replaced the fan it pushed a lot of air but was also very very noisy. Just cause your PS3 didn't sound like that doesn't mean others didn't.
I have a day one PS3 and that fan is super loud. Whenever I was watching/streaming a movie that fan would kick in and I would have to turn my TV up because it was so damn loud.
I've got a fatty that's still running fine. It'll kick the fans into high gear after a while simply because I've placed it in a cabinet now, so limited air movement (I have to use a mini fan for it). I've set it out before in the open...quiet as a mouse no matter what I've played.
The PS3 did sound like a jumbo jet taking off. How do I know? Because we had the 60GB PS3 with BC. The early Xbox 360 was even louder! Only the Wii was super silent. So the new crop of consoles are a freaken dream. My Xbox One during load is still super silent.
It wasn't the 360s can that was loud it was the DVD drive for years 1-3. Years 4-current aren't anywhere near as loud (diff brand) and the system can't get hot enough unless you force it to to make the fans ever hit max rpm. Between the reduction of processor size due to a smaller nano meter fab, the bigger heatsink, bigger (lower RPM) fan and the combination of separate gpu and cpu into an APU when the slim was launched the Xbox 360 provided its not in a closed space or full of dirt doesn't even get half way to its thermal limit
Actually the only time I really noticed my original PS3 being loud was when I played the PS2 game called Wizardry which was on a "blue" CD not the normal DVD that most PS2 games come on. For the BC PS3 a game on a CD means that the reader has to spin the disk much faster than what is needed for a DVD or a Blu-ray for that matter. So of course PS2 games on a CD are going to sound sort of like a jet taking off (more a muted "whiz") although it was not really that bad. Pretty much all game disks be it for PS1, PS2 and PS3 are fairly quiet when in operation except or PS2 CD disks when played in my PS3.
@deadpoolio316 Urmmm, yes i do. Ok, maybe a jumbo jet is bit to much, but maybe a vacuum cleaner is more of a apt description. After around 30 mins of playing a game, the fan kicks in big time and stays on until i turn the PS3 off, i have to actually turn the volume up on my amp to drown the fan noise out. You are one of the lucky ones, noisy PS3's have been reported loads. https://www.google.co.uk/we...
Yea my PS3 would do that then it died. Last generation had the worst made hardware ever on both sides. Never had to buy multiple consoles until last gen. Shit my NES, SNES, turbografx, Genesis, PS1, PS2, and Jaguar still work. Hell the gameboy I got in the 80's still works. Really bad qaulity control on both sides.
@rpgenius420 ha! I had like 4 ps2's. my most reliable console was my N64.I only had to buy 2 ps3's.My fat ps3 still works, just blu ray player doesn't work sometimes.
I have a launch 60GB PS3 and it is still whisper quiet. Even in an otherwise silent room, i can barely hear it. My second gen slim PS3 and Slim 360 are both far noisier. If yours is noisy, it probably has a really dusty fan. The cover on the first gen PS3s comes off really easy so you can clean the fan without much trouble. @rpgenius: The PS3 was actually one of Sonys better made and more reliable systems. The launch PS3s have around a 1% fail rate, which is far below accepted industry standard of 5%. The reason some people assume it was high was because of the prevalence of the internet these days compared to when the older consoles released. Everyone who has issues with a console these days posts about it online. You see a forum with 10k people saying their PS3 got the YLOD and it is natural to assume a high fail rate. You have to remember though that the PS3 has sold around 80m units. 1% still works out to 800k bad units. The PS2 had a fail rate of around 4-5% and the PS1 was only slightly better.
If your PS3 is getting noisy due to the fan working overtime it is only going to get worse so you should seriously consider replacing your thermal past on your heat sink. Use a good quality non-electrically conductive thermal paste which is only a few dollars and you only use a small amount (about 4 or 5 drops) of it any way. There are plenty of Youtube and written explanations that will show you how to do this and from what I can gather it is not difficult although please check that you have all the relevant tools (screwdrivers) that you need. If you are not confident find someone who can do it for you. Personally I have not done this for my PS3 yet although I have done this for my laptop which IMHO is a much more complicated mainly due to the fact that it has so many more screws and fiddly bits.
Lol I never notice the sound from my 80GB PS3 or PS4. But with my PS3 the temperature in the room usually rises. On another note I have been having a lot of fun with this game which is rare for my PS4.
Which is rare for PS+*
Here's a tip for everyone. If your system sounds like "a jumbo jet" taking off. Unplug it completely and then run a Hoover nozzle around the front, back and sides, as well as underneath. Reconnect and enjoy the sound of silence.
Thank you I was gonna post the same thing... I love how everyone tries to turn every conversation into a fanboy contest. Just play games guys use common sense like Phoenix76 there and enjoy. Bubbles for you :)
Edit: Realize you may have been talking about the PS4, my comment is for the PS3. Another good recommendation is to raise it up off the surface it sits on an inch or two. There's a design flaw that causes the hot air to collect around the front of the console, which eventually gets sucked in. A piece of plywood, a little stand, or someone said they used chewing tobacco cans solves the problem preventing heat from getting in in the first place. My PS3 used to run pretty loud until I did this, now it only does it on some games which are very demanding. Other fixes require taking apart the system, but actually do work better. Not for those that aren't comfortable with computers.
Wait, what?! What you guy's talking about? I have yet to have any "overheat" and loud ps4's issues with my P4, could any of ya'll describe this more and what games you're playing when it happens, Cuz I'm not having these issues.
It happens with all electronic bits of kit. Unless of course you happen to live within a vacuumed area such as space or a pressurised chamber where no dust could ever hope to fall. /s Seriously though mate, eventually your system will get louder. Keep up basic maintaince such as using the Hoover and your system will last longer
be like an ostrich. out of side, out of mind kind of thing...
out of sight*
I really want to say auto correct, unfortunately I used a keyboard. no excuses lol my bad!
I played this game once didnt notice the problem, but one game that stresses my ps4 was planet side 2.
It does make my fan run, but nowhere near as bad as Ether One did. It's about on the level of Bloodborne in graphically detailed areas
I placed mine in a freezer.... Heh heh But tbh , what overheating? I blame certain countries climates personally!
Probably a factor. Overheating isnt a problem here in Canada for like 95% of the year lol. It's hot now but could be hotter.
What's overheating? Generally when the internal components in a console or pc run so hot that the thermal paste on the gpu and cpu(in this case apu) starts to melt. Definitely something that shouldn't happen.
If your thermal paste is melting I suggest that you should not live in a blast furnace ;-) Basically if your console or PC is overheating which is usually evident when the fan is running full speed nearly all the time, then it is time to change the thermal paste which over time will harden resulting in less efficient heat transfer. There are many sites and even Youtube videos that will show you how to change your thermal paste on just about all computing devices including the PS3 and PS4. Obviously if you are going to do this make sure you have all the tools required (mainly screwdrivers) to do this. A few small containers to hold different sized screws are also useful as well. A clean desk/table is essential before you start. A quick fix is usually a vacuum on your inlet and outlet (more important) ports but eventually the thermal paste will start to break down and will need replacement.
It's not like there's a lot going on in the main menu visually. I mean you can see your car but that's it. Love the game though. It's the best downloadable game I've played in a good while. Mine hasn't overheated , but that fan is acting like it's gonna fly outta my PS4 at any moment.
I think the term downloadable game has lost all meaning this gen.
Not for me it hasn't. I get 2 Mbps per second so all of my AAA titles are bought at retail. Living in the mountains has it's disadvantages... For one I'm in the damn mountains....lol
wait they overheat wow,i never had that problem
Its just bad code in the game that's causing the problem for some people. If my system can run cool for Arkham Knight, there's no way this little game should put stress on it.
Killzone shadow fall and the map/menu on assassins creed makes my.ps4 sound like a harrier jet is hovering in my room it's nuts but other games are fine so yeah I think it's dodgy code.
Either that or Foxxcom' not treating their employees right, Again! And they started sabotaging some p4's like during the launch months. But, seriously maybe they aren't putting enough thermal paste on the main Soc chips and gddr5 memory modules, or maybe some owners play their p4's on its side with that stupid $20 stand witch block one side of the vents, which I found out the hard way.....
@Tsar4ever: None of those things are actual issues with the system, including Foxconn employees sabotaging systems. That's ridiculous.
Theres such a thing as faulty consoles. Yellow light of death not ring a bell? TH eps3's death rate was small compared to X360, but it wasn't small.
That yellow light of death was the thermal overload protection being triggered which actually protects your electronic components from destruction. The quick fix for the YLOD was to vacuum your inlet and outlet ports but if that does not solve the problem then you need to change the thermal paste. There is plenty of info on-line which will show you how to change the thermal paste (a good quality tube is only a few dollars) on just about all computing devices.
My PS4 fan seems to enter "harrier jump jet" mode when paused or sat at menu screens for the most part, ive been informed its due to the games having uncapped frame rates.
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My PS4's fan broke last year, would overheat oncea game loaded. Sucked and if this happened to me I would have really been scared before figuring out there was a fix and it wasjust the game's fault, not that my system was bad lol
My ps4 overheated like crazy on the main menu. I left it on and went for dinner. Thinking the GPU could have used a bigger fan. Thinking about changing the thermal paste, Has anyone done that yet? I love you Sony but a GPU should be able to be under 99 percent load without overheating, or you have a airflow problem in your case. Same as a PC. drop a GTX 480 in a mini tower and see what happens.
its not the ps4 fault here. its the game not being optimized good enough.
If it doesn't happen frequently, I wouldn't bother with messing with the internals. Would suggest cleaning the ducts first with a vacuum. After doing that, if it still has a problem, then changing the paste may be OK if you're good at doing such things. I wouldn't recommend anyone doing it if they've never done it before, as most people overuse it, which will cause more problems and likely burn out the system if it melts onto the circuit board. The PS4 cooling system is kind of more than a heat, so it's not a simple matter of opening it and removing the heat sink like on most chips.
thanks for the answer rainslacker.
It seems both the current gen systems are reliable. When I got a x1, it had a defective controller, but they had me return the whole system to the store and just got another.
This game is fantastic. Finally got it to let me connect last night. As much fun and more addicting than you realize!
Yeah, this game had me running late for work yesterday lol.
Same here man. Games is easy to enjoy and hard to master. So many different ways to flip your car to hit the ball. Learning how to boost fly to hit ball mid air. This game is great
I got loud music running during this game, so who knows if my PS4 is dying or not. Guess I will notice when it starts smoking
Hmmm... reminds me of when the 360 launched and Flatout basically melted my first 360 lol. Sounded like a helicopter. I hope they sort this out pronto!
Off topic: I really hope they release a retail version of Rocket League. Include the game on disc and a replica car, either a small toy like one or a bigger replica, for $30-$40. I know the game is free and $20 normally but this just deserves to have its own retail presence, especially with replica cars! $40 with remote control replica?
It's not an overheating issue. The fact that the fans start running in overdrive is what prevents overheating. If the PS4 really started to overheat it would simply shut down. All modern CPUs have build in thermal protection.
That is not a "fix", that is a "workaround". I will not play it til they actually fix it.
It's a damn shame this game is having these issues because other than that it's an absolutely fantastic game. Probably the most purely immediate fun game on the console right now and the closest I've come to enjoying a sports game since Mutant League Football.
So, Software drivers hardware.. I know this since i'm a programmer in I.T. PS4 is mostly silent any other time. One game makes it overheat.. Hardware to blame? no no, It's bad coding.
Can't say I've had this issue. Fans are a little louder. But I don't think I've spent 10min on the menu screen. Damn good game! Finally got into MP games last night.
LMAO thats sad.... Its overheating on a menu :p and their fix is... Can i say overwhelming :p ... I think they shoulda had a v8 :p
Lmao.. I have to admit, the PS4 is loud af!!! I didn't know it was going to be as loud and as hot!! My xbox is super quiet even after leaving it on all day! and people want a smaller version of the ps4... that thing is fine the way it is
Wait, because the fans get loud people are saying the system is overheating? I don't think people know what overheating means.