From the images, it seems accurate that the horizontal position is really the way to go.
this is a duplicate of this : http://www.n4g.com/NewsCom-... but fair enough.
The PS3 will produce the same amount of heat either on it's side or standing up. The orientation of the console does not change the amount of heat or energy PRODUCED. What DOES change, however, is how the heat is dispersed. If the thermal goggles detect a higher heat at the surface of the vent next to the fan when the PS3 is standing up, then MORE HEAT is being drawn FROM the PS3 and concentrated at the vent. If the peak temperature of the PS3 appears cooler when it's on it's side, that means less heat is being drawn THROUGH the vent/fan, and raising the overall CORE temperature of the PS3. The opposite of the conclusion of this "article" could be assumed.
well said Armyless
bubbles for you, i've never heard a smarter reply.
Wow the 360s back is on FIRE O.o Well to help my 360 I did it the homemade way by getting one of my dads amplifier 12mm pro fans and feeding it air thru the side :D
Why is this news? Computers are made to withstand certain temperatures, if they weren't.. they would have 33% failure rates.
that would have to be one poorly manufactured piece of hardware.
It looks so much better standing up, slanted or just place is side ways standing up in a narrow area. It's a big console but it doesn't have to take a lot of space if you don't want it do.
Have to agree on that. I think it can stand the heat too.
PS3 is way cooler that you dude, on any position it is.
it has vents at the top and bootom so obviously covering one of these is going to reduce ventilation.
It has vents right if you see the playstation 3 logo right. Instead it has a metal plate at the bottom to spread the heat. Kind of a cooling effect.
yeah your right mate! d'oh
OMG not this again, the results show that there is roughly no difference between horizontal and vertical. Vertical has 1 degree higher peak, but 1 degree lower average, and they're missing a thermal image comparison of the backside view for the horizontal position.
Interestingly if you follow the link run around back to the real source ( http://polygamia.pl/pierwsz... they have a 360 and Wii. Looking at the highest temperatures the PS3 (61C) is the hottest 360 (52.5C) just below that and the Wii (37.8C) is no where close.
considering the PS3 also has the PSU mounted internally, its not a big deal... look at pic from yesterday's article and see how hot the 360's PSU is also... but whatever the case...it is very very obvious that Sony did a superior job at making the components deal with the heat...MS didn't...at all...it really suprises me that the general media hasn't really run wild with the rrod issue...a ridiculously dusty PS3 being exempt from a warranty had a longer tv spot than any mentions of the rrod issue for this holiday season...which is suprising...considering how "consumers beware" the US can be at times...
...which should be an alarming piece of information if you think about how much heat is supposed to be going OUT of the 360. If it's not exiting the box, then all that heat is being trapped inside (probably within the gfx and cpu chips) and not being dissipated off of the heat sinks and out of the box like it should be, ultimately shortening it's life span and increasing the probability of seeing it RROD.
But the PS3 stays pretty cool either way it sits because the fans disperse most of the heat.The entire PS3 might have more heat standing up because heat rises.Laying down the heat stays more on the hotter side.It does seem the PS3 does do better laying down (not because of heat) but I think it will be fine either way.My PS2 was always standing up and I never had problems with it.I think the PS3 looks better laying down but the PS2 looked a lot better standing up.Thats just my opinion.
mine is vertical, and im not gonna change it.
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