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    pCARS overheating PS4

    Every time I (and many others) play an extended session of maybe 2 or 3 hours, the PS4's fan goes crazy and often gets really loud. This hasn't happened to this extent on any other game except pCARS.

    Although this isn't exactly SMS's job to deal with entirely, I thought that you guys could find a way to tone down the stress on the console without lowering any qualities of the game? Because I have had a forced shut down of my PS4 due to overheating once since the release, and I worry for any long term damage to my console.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh3701 View Post
    Every time I (and many others) play an extended session of maybe 2 or 3 hours, the PS4's fan goes crazy and often gets really loud. This hasn't happened to this extent on any other game except pCARS.

    Although this isn't exactly SMS's job to deal with entirely, I thought that you guys could find a way to tone down the stress on the console without lowering any qualities of the game? Because I have had a forced shut down of my PS4 due to overheating once since the release, and I worry for any long term damage to my console.
    Just a tip because I do this every few weeks. Take a Q-tip and wipe down the side intake vents of your system, you might be surprised at how much dust can actually collect there.
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    Turning the question around, how is your PS4 positioned? Is it inside a cabinet, on top of it, are there other items sitting right next to it contributing their own warm air etc. ?

    Maybe it's just a case of moving the PS4?
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    Quote Originally Posted by staticthreat View Post
    Just a tip because I do this every few weeks, take a Q-tip and wipe down the side intake vents of your system, you might be surprised at how much dust can actually collect there.
    I do the occasional quick dust of the system but never do I do a thorough dusting. Will try soon, thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmynator View Post
    Turning the question around, how is your PS4 positioned? Is it inside a cabinet, on top of it, are there other items sitting right next to it contributing their own warm air etc. ?

    Maybe it's just a case of moving the PS4?
    It's stood vertically on top of a desk, and I don't have any heat-producing devices near it when I'm playing.
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    Yup, project cars is known to peg the hardware. On PC I can adjust this by fps capping to the level I find suitable but you guys don't have such a luxury on consoles. Strong gaming PCs running at full blast can warm up a small room in minutes.

    Keep the air flowing INTO/OUT-OF and AROUND the unit at all times. Put a small fan on it if necessary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh3701 View Post
    It's stood vertically on top of a desk, and I don't have any heat-producing devices near it when I'm playing.
    You're covering an intake vent by standing it vertically (unless you have a certain vertical stand that allows airflow). I have mine horizontally with extra rubber bumpers that raise it up. I spent two hours playing nonstop and didn't have a problem.

    I would still do the q-tip trick, something I should do myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MONKEY3._. View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by RJ_Whitlock_556 View Post
    You're covering an intake vent by standing it vertically (unless you have a certain vertical stand that allows airflow). I have mine horizontally with extra rubber bumpers that raise it up. I spent two hours playing nonstop and didn't have a problem.

    I would still do the q-tip trick, something I should do myself.
    The intake vents I presume are exclusively on the USB-port side of the console? Otherwise I've still got air being allowed through. And besides, I've got no space to lay it horizontally anyways
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