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Hardware I Used to Worry About Hot Days

LordOfChaos

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Calling BS. If you can hear it at couch distance then why does your video take place right up against it?

Because it would be incredibly hard for a generic mic to pick it up with ambient noises closer to it as I'm sure you know, and the purpose of the video from a month before this conversation was more that vibrating fan noise anyways. Here's the same conversation I had a month ago in the PS5 OT, responding to someone else with a similar noise and similar video.


Why would I lie about that when I said it's just a minor 2% annoyance that I didn't get a completely silent one and I could RMA it, and there are plenty of people in the same boat as me? It's the only next gen system I got, but man fanboys are so weirdly touchy sometimes lol, didn't even say it's a big problem but if it's not perfectly good news about the system it has to be a lie for no purpose whatsoever. Numerous people had coil and fan noise, it's a lottery on nearly completely silent ones.
 
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Because it would be incredibly hard for a generic mic to pick it up with ambient noises closer to it as I'm sure you know, and the purpose of the video from a month before this conversation was more that vibrating fan noise anyways. Here's the same conversation I had a month ago in the PS5 OT, responding to someone else with a similar noise and similar video.


Why would I lie about that when I said it's just a minor 2% annoyance that I didn't get a completely silent one and I could RMA it, and there are plenty of people in the same boat as me? It's the only next gen system I got, but man fanboys are so weirdly touchy sometimes lol, didn't even say it's a big problem but if it's not perfectly good news about the system it has to be a lie for no purpose whatsoever. Numerous people had coil and fan noise, it's a lottery on nearly completely silent ones.
If it’s so quiet that a microphone can’t pick it up then it can’t be that bad. A microphone can capture a whisper from that distance so it would be much quieter than that.
 

LordOfChaos

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If it’s so quiet that a microphone can’t pick it up then it can’t be that bad. A microphone can capture a whisper from that distance so it would be much quieter than that.

Good thing I didn't say it was bad. I just said it became noticeable, which is 2% disappointing compared to people who got ones they say are near completely silent.

I could pick it up on a mic, but then with playback on youtube on another systems speakers, it just invites more debate, when I was just giving my experience and slight jealousy of OP.
 
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About 44% of homes in the Seattle area and 79% of homes in the Portland area have some form of air conditioning, according to the Census Bureau.
Portland is a couple hundred miles south of Seattle. Which makes sense, further south you live, the more you'll want AC.
 

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- Oh no, my house is too hot !
- Hurry, buy an Air Conditioner !
- Amazing, now my house feels much better !
- How strange, the temperature keeps getting higher and higher every year.
- No problem, buy a more powerful Air Conditioner !


I know that some places are close to impossible to live in without AC, but installing AC in places like Canada or Europe should be given a couple seconds of thinking.

When it is very hot in my house, I avoid turning on TV, computer, consoles. You can do other things during your spare time, or play a handheld console that does not produce heat.
 
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LordOfChaos

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- Oh no, my house is too hot !
- Hurry, buy an Air Conditioner !
- Amazing, now my house feels much better !
- How strange, the temperature keeps getting higher and higher every year.
- No problem, buy a more powerful Air Conditioner !


I know that some places are close to impossible to live in without AC, but installing AC in places like Canada or Europe should be given a couple seconds of thinking.

When it is very hot in my house, I avoid turning on TV, computer, consoles. You can do other things during your spare time, or play a handheld console that does not produce heat.

Europe is a lot of places...Portugal is frickin hot in the summer, or Italy, or Spain. Northern 2/3rds, yeah.

There's only a couple of days here in Canada that made me consider it, but getting a heat pump mostly to pay less for oil in the winter sure was a nice thing in the summer, since a heat pump and AC basically work in reverse of each other and the heat pump can pull double duty.
 
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cireza

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Europe is a lot of places...Portugal is frickin hot in the summer, or Italy, or Spain. Northern 2/3rds, yeah.
Yes, I did not go into detail, but obviously, this will depend on the country. I live in France, and a lot of people are installing AC near where I live, which I personally find not justified at all. They don't have health problems or whatever, they are simply installing these AC, that make noise and generate more heat outside.

I also see people watering the lawn in extremely hot days. Fucking waste of water. Some recycle the rain, so that's fine, but we had periods without a single drop of rain during the last couple years, with water restrictions, and they would still do it.
 
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zcaa0g

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The PS5 should be quiet since a family of 5 dogs or cats could live in that oversized mother fucker. Sony was drunk when designing the look and size of the PS5. I really hope they do a revision that is normal looking instead of looking like it got melted.
 

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As an ex owner of the OG PS4 Pro...I feel ya.
Specially with physical high demanding games, like God of war 2016. Dear God that thing was LOUD on hot days.
 

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BULL FUCKING SHIT

I bought mine in early February 2014 with Killzone: Shadow Fall and it was loud since the very day one and my friend bought it like a month from that and it was also really loud. If I would have classic X360 I would be probably ok with that, but going from PS3S and X360S it was really bad experience.

My PS4 was competely silent for at least 2 years. I asked my brother and he said the same.
So yeah, nothing special for the PS5 to be quite right now, in 5 years it might be a jet engine too.
 

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Hit 117° here yesterday, highest I can remember. Window A/C is completely overpowered at these temps but still helps.

I turned everything off, not because of worry, but for trying not to add extra heat sources.

So 3DS got some love while everything else was off.

Much nicer 93° projected for today.
 

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9.99 times out of 10, an AC in Canada makes about as much sense as a fireplace in Houston, TX.
Not only that, it uses lots of power (generating a lot of C02), which is not really a problem here, as we have lots of hydro, but aircon produces lots of localized heat (heat island effect), making it even worse in many large cities.

I actually prefer passive cooling techniques, like good cross air flow in the evening, taking advantage of the outside cool evening air. Even though our inside low only reached 28 C last night (building structure retains heat), but I could easily feel the cool cross flow air.

Anyway, we have the advantage of a basements suite, which is 5 C cooler than the main floor, but even after all that, we hit a high of 32 C in our place yesterday (was 37 upstairs!), but I still gamed on last night, and still the PS5 had no fan noise because of it, and I felt the backside, and yes, it was putting out some decent heat (of course making our place hotter).

Just happy, that Sony designed a really excellent cooling system, that an extreme heat wave was not an issue. In a few days, this one will be over, and doubt we will see another this hot this year. We usually have very nice moderate summers here in Vancouver. Low humidity makes the biggest difference!

I was in Japan once, and the high humidity makes the heat unbearable. Even at 25 C need aircon for that!
 
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Esppiral

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If you think the ps5 is silent try an Xbox Series X, not trying to start a console war but really that thing sounds like it is powered off, the ps5 is certainly not loud but I can hear it.
 
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All my neighbors do not have air con.

Average summer temperature is 22 C (72 F) here, and we get an average of 20 days each year over 25 C.

Aircon is not really needed.

We also get a very dry heat here, and that makes a huge difference.

Just an unusual intensive heatwave hitting us now. Maybe aircon in our future.

Temperature inland are breaking records. 46 C (115 F). If we get that, heading to any store/mall with aircon.

I am based in the UK so Aircon for the home is of limited value. We did buy some nice quality ceiling fans though and on the hottest of days / nights they do make it a lot more comfortable.
 
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The fact more than a couple are suggestions he should have A/C at home...

Different countries, and different economies, can really be alien worlds to each other cant they.
 
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