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Ps3 fat 3rd gen

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#1
Hi,

I'm getting a ps3 fat very cheap, its not hacked and firmware is updated. Now my main concern is that I know ps3 Fats are prone to YLOD and it seems everyone is suffering from it.

I know Slim is better and cooler but I'm getting the PS3 fat for almost less than half the price. System is third gen Fat CECHL05, and has both 65nm CPU/GPU. I've also heard that third gen PS3 fat are safer then first/sec gen fat ps3.

Spec are http://www.ps3devwiki.com/wiki/CECHLxx

Please tell me is it worth it or go for the slim. I need a system that can be downgraded and Slim down gradable is too expensive.
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#2
i have both fat and slim units and the L04 i have already been running 4 years now.. the only thing you will have to do is when you get yours is to open it up... clean it and replace the thermal grease... cant really say what grease to use but i used zalman thermal grease...

PC i7 3770K 8Gb Ram Radeon 290X 4TB WD Black 60Gb SDD
Xbox360 Slim RGH Dash 16202
Xbox360 PHAT 14719 BENQ drive
Black PS3 CECH-L04 PS3ITA 4.50 Converted DEX
White PS3 CECH-2506B PS3ITA 4.50 Converted DEX
Black PS3 DECH-J00A DEX FW4.50
#3
Here we use Arctic Silver 5 mostly. Also do your fat takes lot more energy than slim in terms of electricity billing?
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 27 Feb 2013 @ 4:53
#4
i think slim takes around 20-40 watt less than fat... both peak at 250 watt i think..

PC i7 3770K 8Gb Ram Radeon 290X 4TB WD Black 60Gb SDD
Xbox360 Slim RGH Dash 16202
Xbox360 PHAT 14719 BENQ drive
Black PS3 CECH-L04 PS3ITA 4.50 Converted DEX
White PS3 CECH-2506B PS3ITA 4.50 Converted DEX
Black PS3 DECH-J00A DEX FW4.50
#5
Originally posted by chelnov:

I know Slim is better and cooler
And that is where you're wrong. Both systems can suffer from YLOD, slims just look different when having it. The 80 GB phat is nice to get.

Xbox 360: Slim untouched with a faked 320 GB harddrive for XBL, phat with LT 3.0, played Halo early, so going on live would be an instand ban, also with a faked 320 GB harddrive
PS3: Untouched 160 GB Slim, 60 GB Fat with latest Rogero and 160 GB internal harddrive.
PSVita: hardly ever play it
GameCube: Black with a Viper chip installed. With gameboy player. Trying to get a Wavebird controller.
#6
Originally posted by Eisherz:
Originally posted by chelnov:

I know Slim is better and cooler
And that is where you're wrong. Both systems can suffer from YLOD, slims just look different when having it. The 80 GB phat is nice to get.
Haven't heard of any YLOD cases in the slim. Although, Slims have lot more HDMI port problems than fat.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 28 Feb 2013 @ 3:34
#7
It's called the Green Light of Death on the PS3 slim.

Xbox 360: Slim untouched with a faked 320 GB harddrive for XBL, phat with LT 3.0, played Halo early, so going on live would be an instand ban, also with a faked 320 GB harddrive
PS3: Untouched 160 GB Slim, 60 GB Fat with latest Rogero and 160 GB internal harddrive.
PSVita: hardly ever play it
GameCube: Black with a Viper chip installed. With gameboy player. Trying to get a Wavebird controller.
#8
Originally posted by Eisherz:
It's called the Green Light of Death on the PS3 slim.
It can be fixed mostly.
#9
Originally posted by chelnov:
Originally posted by Eisherz:
It's called the Green Light of Death on the PS3 slim.
It can be fixed mostly.
As can be the YLOD.

Xbox 360: Slim untouched with a faked 320 GB harddrive for XBL, phat with LT 3.0, played Halo early, so going on live would be an instand ban, also with a faked 320 GB harddrive
PS3: Untouched 160 GB Slim, 60 GB Fat with latest Rogero and 160 GB internal harddrive.
PSVita: hardly ever play it
GameCube: Black with a Viper chip installed. With gameboy player. Trying to get a Wavebird controller.
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