My PS4 is so loud. Advice?

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#1 Posted by joeasis (98 posts) -

Hey guys,

Quick question as per usual...

My PS4 is so loud. Much noticeably louder than my PS3. It's more than just a hum now. But if I call Sony... I'm sure they'll just laugh at me. But I don't know what to do. Any advice? How much ventilation should I provide it? Also, does anyone else have this issue? Maybe after a few hours?

Cheers.

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#2 Edited by Sinusoidal (3332 posts) -

Stuff the vents with cotton balls and wrap the whole thing in a blanket. That'll stop the noise. Briefly. Then comes your wailing as you realize that you've toasted your brand-new $400 toy.

MUHUHUAHAHAAAAA!!!!

P.S. Don't do this.

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#3 Edited by SuperCycle (354 posts) -

I'd suggest making sure it isn't kept in a tightly enclosed space, making sure it has plenty of room to breathe, and then turn up your t.v.

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#4 Posted by CornBREDX (7198 posts) -

Gently rub its back and say "shhhh, there there Playstation 4, there there."

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#5 Posted by RadixNegative2 (545 posts) -

Don't place it in vertical position because the air goes through the sides (or top and bottom if its vertical).

Also don't play Killzone because it seems to do some voodoo magic that makes the PS4 sound like a jet engine.

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#6 Posted by JCGamer (768 posts) -

Louder than your 3? Wow, my PS3 sounded like it was taking off from an aircraft carrier. My PS4 is almost silent. I'd try calling and see if they have any suggestions or even exchange it for a new one.

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#7 Edited by MonetaryDread (2766 posts) -

Make sure that your PS4 is not in an entertainment center. My roommate picked up a PS4 and it gets too hot in our entertainment center, that leads to the fans having to increase in speed which results in a major spike in decibels. I am not a fan of how hot the system gets.

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#8 Posted by flippyandnod (692 posts) -

Any console that dissipates over 100W will require a lot of ventilation. And PS4 does so. You can't afford to put it in a closed cabinet at all. Either put it in a ventilated cabinet or put it on a shelf not in a cabinet. With either of these the fan speed shouldn't be high enough to hear.

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#9 Posted by TooWalrus (13391 posts) -

I can't really imagine not playing games with headphones, I've never heard my consoles... Or my PC for that matter. I should probably check for dust, it's been awhile.

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#10 Posted by Flappy (2415 posts) -

Go get me Dennis Rodman, some gravy, and a dinosaur egg, and meet me in your living room.

We're gonna save your PS4.

Or, y'know, you could make sure it gets a lot of ventilation like everyone else said. Whatever.

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#11 Posted by I_Stay_Puft (5568 posts) -

Get ear plugs?

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#12 Edited by soulcake (981 posts) -

Give it room to breath and spray some WD40 on it. It works wonders on almost anything :D

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#13 Edited by MegaLombax (457 posts) -

I'd make sure that the console is in an open space. And maybe wipe your console from time to time to clear off the dust.

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#14 Posted by Demoskinos (17325 posts) -

Don't place it in vertical position because the air goes through the sides (or top and bottom if its vertical).

Also don't play Killzone because it seems to do some voodoo magic that makes the PS4 sound like a jet engine.

Except the PS4 was clearly engineered and designed with vertical placement in mind.

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#15 Edited by Thuggish (134 posts) -

@joeasis:

Do you have it enclosed in a small space that isn't well ventilated? (aka: is it getting to hot and having to run it's fans as hard as possible?) If so, that's your issue... simply providing it adequate room to breath, so to speak, would likely clear up the issue.

Otherwise, if your system isn't getting super hot and has plenty of room to breathe... perhaps you should contact Sony. My box has about 6 inches to the left and right, 2 inches above it, and open air in front and behind (the exhaust vents are on the rear) and it's a very quiet machine.

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#16 Posted by mina_mina752 (123 posts) -

ehh piece of hohos, just use a blower sweeper to blow the hell outta the dust in ur console...wait did it even collected dust ? the console is just 1 month old !!

any way check ur console body from time to time and make sure it's not overheating, if u smell something weird show it to warranty asap

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#17 Posted by mercutio123 (531 posts) -

Can't imagine it being louder than a PS3. I'm considering buying a new one just to get rid of the t rex living inside mine

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#18 Posted by Buneroid (455 posts) -

Mine was super loud at launch but now I barely notice it when it's running a game. I also put it back horizontally so that might have had something to do with it.

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#19 Posted by SuperSambo (3099 posts) -

Ive got a pretty much silent launch ps3, backwards compatible and all. I thought Brad was just crazy, so I assume this is not the norm?

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#20 Edited by DonPixel (2833 posts) -

It is to my understanding the PS4 runs hotter/louder, considering it is basically a scale down PC it doesn't surprise me. x86 its always been a "Hot" architecture.

My anecdotical experience for playing with both ps4 and the xbone, PS4 does seems louder kind of original 360 loud/hot.

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#21 Posted by GERALTITUDE (5720 posts) -

I dunno dude mine runs super quiet most of the time... Like everyone already said if it has enough room to breath and isn't clogged with dust it should be ok.

I have cats so I have to dust pretty often as they shed a lot. Is it in an enclosed space? Maybe the sound is bouncing off the cabinet walls lol.

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#22 Posted by ShadowSkill11 (1877 posts) -

My PS4 is silent as hell. My advice is not to drop yours in the future.

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#23 Posted by Khronikos (85 posts) -

Yeah, mine is very silent as well. I would look at taking it back somehow it seems you are disappointed.

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#24 Posted by Aviar (504 posts) -

Yes, mine is silent as well. When I first booted it up on launch day I was very impressed with how quiet it was compared to my launch day 360 or even the slim ps3 I have.

I think it's definitely worth a call to Sony as the system may just be headed towards a failure.

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#25 Posted by Superfriend (1715 posts) -

Make sure that your PS4 is not in an entertainment center. My roommate picked up a PS4 and it gets too hot in our entertainment center, that leads to the fans having to increase in speed which results in a major spike in decibels. I am not a fan of how hot the system gets.

Yeah. Same here. I guess.. this could lead to some problems down the road. Mine only gets a little loud from time to time.. but holy crap does it get warm compared to the Xbone.

Well, maybe it´s built to withstand some amount of heat.

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#26 Posted by Sackmanjones (5514 posts) -

Mine gets loud when I start a game of battlefield or NBA 2k. But after about 30 seconds it stops. Other than that it's pretty damn quiet

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#27 Posted by HatKing (7269 posts) -

I can't really imagine not playing games with headphones, I've never heard my consoles... Or my PC for that matter. I should probably check for dust, it's been awhile.

I bought a really nice pair of gaming headphones a while back. The quality on them is probably better than that of my speaker setup (which is getting outdated at this point). But, I almost never use them because they mat my hair down in a weird way (which I've come to call headset head). It's not just those headphones either. That old pack-in headset that came with the 360 did it. Any over head headphones seem to cause it. And it happens whether my hair is really long or really short. MY LIFE!

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#28 Edited by Slaegar (837 posts) -
@hatking said:

@toowalrus said:

I can't really imagine not playing games with headphones, I've never heard my consoles... Or my PC for that matter. I should probably check for dust, it's been awhile.

I bought a really nice pair of gaming headphones a while back. The quality on them is probably better than that of my speaker setup (which is getting outdated at this point). But, I almost never use them because they mat my hair down in a weird way (which I've come to call headset head). It's not just those headphones either. That old pack-in headset that came with the 360 did it. Any over head headphones seem to cause it. And it happens whether my hair is really long or really short. MY LIFE!

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I know your pain. I have these headphones (ATH AD700) and I really enjoy them. The problem is those little wings that sit on your head push under my hair and cause two flaps of hair to stick up on my head. I have fairly thick hair that does not like to go back in place once it has found a humorous resting point.

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#29 Posted by HatKing (7269 posts) -

@slaegar: Yes! Exactly. Mine have a similar padding, but it goes across the entire top of my head. Thick hair doesn't do well with this sort of thing.

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#30 Edited by Nekroskop (2831 posts) -

@slaegar: That was pretty much what I used every time I used my 2007 360. Even with the install it was loud as fuck.

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#31 Posted by jsnyder82 (851 posts) -

I dunno. Mine is pretty silent unless I'm running Killzone. Then there's a little fan noise but it's not unbearable.

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#32 Posted by LiquidPrince (16859 posts) -

I can't even hear my playstation 4 and I only sit like six of seven feet away. It's literally one of the quietest machines I've ever owned. In fact the only time I ever hear it is if I pop in a disc in for the first time and it whirs into the drive. I dunno what to say. More ventilation?

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#33 Edited by Demoskinos (17325 posts) -

I can't even hear my playstation 4 and I only sit like six of seven feet away. It's literally one of the quietest machines I've ever owned. In fact the only time I ever hear it is if I pop in a disc in for the first time and it whirs into the drive. I dunno what to say. More ventilation?

Yeah, same here. Goddamn I'm impressed. Tonight was my first night with mine. Just turned it off after 5+ hours of running it including running Battlefield 4 for over and hour and the thing was damn near silent the entire time.

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#34 Posted by RonGalaxy (4688 posts) -

So yeah, I just got a ps4 and it makes a decent bit of noise and gets kind of hot, but my room is the hottest room in the house (besides upstairs) so hopefully the fan running into overdrive isn't necessarily a bad thing and the system is actually just doing it's job. I feel like I'm going to end up buying the ps4 extended warranty at some point anyway, so it's probably not that big of an issue. I got a really great deal on ebay (brand new from one of those mega ebay retailers) so I can't really complain that much about it.

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