While my PS2 fat console isn’t even close to as loud as my PS3 fat, the fan inside still makes enough noise to be annoying in game. This post covers the process of upgrading the fan inside of my PS2 fat to a standard 60mm computer fan.
Things you’ll need
Here’s a short list of things you’ll need to upgrade your PS2’s fan.
- PS2 fat console
- 60mm fan, I used a Noctua NF-A6
- Tools to cut plastic, like a Dremel
- Hot glue gun
- Soldering iron
PS2 fat stock cooling system overview
The PS2 fat has a pretty simple cooling system design. There is a single slim 60mm fan in the back that sucks air in from the vents on the front. The air goes through the power supply and heatsink fins, and out the back of the system. The fan does a pretty good job of keeping the console cool. My PS2 does get warm, but I haven’t ever had it overheat.