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Update: So I've scheduled it for a replacement unit with the Sony support. However, before that the Sony hotline told me to go into safe mode and rebuild the database. For whatever reason this helped to reduce the noise by quit a large amount. It's still not normal but it's really surprising that things like this can have an impact on fan noise...Really strange.

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@katpottz: Yes all the games that are really loud are on disc. But it clearly isn't the disc drive that is causing the noise. However, it could be that the disc somehow reduces its cooling capabilities..idk

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Disclaimer: Don't get me wrong I believe that most people have a perfectly quiet PS4 Pro but it seems like some people got bad units. I don't want to start a war here. Regarding noise levels, this videos is very similar to my experience: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pm9hq5Bt3OA&t .

So I finally bought a PS4 Pro yesterday and was eager to try all my games and to see how they look and play on the new hardware. Sadly already the first game got me kind of scared that I purchased a bad unit:

1. Ghost Recon Wildlands: fans spin up so loud already in the menus that I was seriously worried that something is wrong. For reference, I don't hear too well and I'm not sensitive about that kind of stuff but even sitting 5m from the TV I was worried about the noise that thing made. Deactivated boost mode, which I thought wouldn't even make a difference for pro enabled games. However, this dropped the noise down significantly. Cannot explain why that is. But still the fans are annoyingly loud.

2. Batman Arkham Knight in Boost Mode: Completely silent. No noise at all.

3. Horizon Zero Dawn (no Boost Mode on): Even louder than Ghost Recon. Switching to Performance instead of Resolution Mode makes it a bit less noisy but still too loud to enjoy playing it in a quiet living room.

4. Persona 5 (in Boost Mode): Completely Silent. No noise at all

5. Titanfall 2: Incredibly loud. In the training parcour at the beginning of the game simply looking at the fountain in the middle of the room made the fans go crazy. In one of the first level with actual geometry and enemies it was even worse.

So the pattern seems to be that Pro Enabled games are really loud while "classic" games are no problem at all even though I run them in boost mode. I consider returning it tomorrow. However, from reading up online I'm worried it comes down to luck whether you are getting a silent PS4 Pro or a noisy one.

So was someone able to "fix" this issue one their own? Did someone have the same problem and managed to return if for a quieter device? Would really love some advice on how to move forward. 400 Euros leads to some serious buyers remorse...

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I mostly just bought it because the graphics look impressive. And they really do! The forest looks amazing. Just wondering around is a lot of fun. However I never really got into the survival gameplay. My plan was to head for the beach directly after spawning. But every time the monsters discovered the spot i chose for my base after just a couple of minutes. I dont know if it is a bug or whether im doing something wrong, but I never was able to play more than 5 minutes without being surrounded by monsters...So this part of the game clearly is far from being finished..but hey thats what you got when playing an alpha. Considering that i thing it is worth buying now if you are into the setting. Just dont expect a working game.

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PSN: chanohara

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Games: BF4, Killzone, NFS Rivals

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I live in Europe and got both consoles pre ordered. So I'll just sit and wait what happens during the PS4 launch in the US :D.

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Even if I just "knew" Ryan from the podcast and Quick Looks it makes me incredibly sad. However, we can all be glad that in any way, shape or form Ryan was part of our lives and always will be. He really was a special person. Rest in peace Ryan.

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oh no :(. I'm sad to here that. But thanks.

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Hi folks,

somehow although I'am a PS Plus subscriber Zero Escape is not showing up as a free game in my PSN Store. It's stil 34,99 Euros! Did someone else encounter the same problem? By the way I live in Germany. Are there some known reasons for it not being free in Germany? Any help would be appreciated.