As the gaming industry pumps out dozens of exciting new titles for 2019 year and is expected to do so in the coming months (with George R.R. Martin the writer of Game of Thrones working on such titles as Elden Ring). You might notice an introduction into your home that is unwelcome, the loud noise emanating from your PS4 as it attempts to run these colossal titles. You should know that there are many ways to, and looking into methods of reducing the noise might make your gaming experience a lot more immersive.
Cleanliness is Godliness
If you’re noticing a thick coat of dust around and on top of your PS4 and it’s not located in the best spot for consistent airflow, there’s a good chance that this is a likely contributor to the increase in fan activity. If you’re looking for some expert advice for a solution, and weighing the cost benefit ratio reduce PS4 noise there’s a lot of alternatives available to you. For example, one quick method of solving this problem and if you’re not overly concerned over warranty (or like many other PS4 users, have expired warranty), simply taking a vacuum cleaner to the vents might solve the issue. It could potentially weaken the components inside, so it’s all about how comfortable you feel with this solution.
Dampen the noise
If opening up your PS4 isn’t the most attractive method of solving this issue to you, and you’re not overly concerned about dust you could try reducing the noise. A good portion of the loud fan issue might be the sound resonating on whatever surface you currently have the console placed on. By introducing a small rubber mat underneath the PS4 to absorb some of the vibrations you can easily dampen the sound for your immersive experiences. It can really make a difference in just how loud the sound is.
Change the scenery
Placing the PS4 horizontally seems like a natural habit to most gamers. However, you’re decreasing the surface area of the PS4 that will be exposed to airflow. By placing the PS4 vertically you can decrease the heat the PS4 generates and reduce the amount of coughing fits your device has with the fan. This is a quick fix and might not be recommended if you have any pets around you don’t particularly trust (or children), and it might come off like an inconvenience. The hardware for the PS4 is getting older, and as we wait for the next generation of consoles to come out you might be short of options other than buying a brand spanking new console.
If the prior methods haven’t been able to reduce noise for you to an acceptable level, you might try using a can of compressed air. Any residue dust that wasn’t reached by the vacuum (if you felt comfortable enough trying it) should be freed by a good spray. Compressed air tends to work well for electronics, and short of blowing some dust in the air around the console there’s really no downside to this method.
If these methods still haven’t worked for you, remember they’re a pretty comprehensive overview of quick-fixes for the loud PS4 fan. For a more detailed overview of how to eliminate the noise from your PS4 head back to the first paragraph to review more detailed ways to ensure you’re gaming in peace and quiet in no time.