PS4 is one of the most popular gaming consoles globally, enjoyed by players at almost all parts of the globe. According to Kotaku's latest report, the loudest game that the PlayStation 4 might have ever made is The Last of Us Part 2, not because of its sound design, which is already impressive, but because of how it affected the PS4.
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However, if you boot up Naughty Dog's latest masterpiece, you won't be able to hear the sound of clickers clicking because of the annoying noise of the console's fan. It can be compared to playing a game with an airboat in the room.
Because of the massive resource-heavy games of today, it's hard to make the thing whisper-quiet. You can invest in a military-grade noise-canceling headset, but there are a few ways to deal with your console's annoying sound. Here are some tips to help you lessen the noise of your PS4 without spending too much money out of your pocket.
Keep Quiet! Steps how to make your PS4 quieter
Dusting your PlayStation 4 should be done regularly, even if it may be the most obnoxious chore. If you don't want to do it for your lungs, then at least do it for your gaming system's health. The report stated that noise is generated by the dust which accumulates in your gaming console, forcing your PS4's cooling fan to work twice as hard. If you're tired of always blowing and cleaning its dust, you can tap it off with a dust cover to prevent dirt particles from accumulating. Just remember to take it off whenever you're going to use your gaming console.
Consider replacing the thermal paste
Thermal paste, a small globule of thermally conductive material, is usually found inside your PS4. This material helps your PlayStation 4 tp relieve some of the workloads from the cooling systems, and also efficiently transfers heat that keeps your console cool. You can reduce the noise your console creates by replacing it since it can ease the pressure on those cooling systems. However, it is still a precarious process. But, always remember that there are risks since some of reassembly and disassembly is required. Most of the time, anything that is needed for the application is already included in the thermal paste. For example, Arctic's popular MX-4 comes with a hospital-like vial for easy injection.
Get a long HDMI cable
Using your PS4 doesn't need to be positioned directly adjacent to your TV. You can use a long HDMI cable and connect it to your TV, allowing you to place it in a closet or the guest room. Just make sure to tape it against baseboards wherever possible. You can look for a 50-foot HDMI cable that will only cost you 25$.