The PS4 Pro’s biggest problem is the noise it makes

I picked up a PS4 Pro back in 2016 at launch because I’ve always been on the Sony console track and had upgraded to a 4K HDR TV (settling on an LG OLED). It’s in use daily either by myself or my daughter and serves us well – but there is a problem that’s not just mine, it sounds like a jet engine.

I love the games I’m playing on it currently (Red Dead Redemption II, GT Sport, Battlefront and Uncharted 4) but I’m struggling to hear the sound without turning it too much as it’s overwhelmed with the loud fan noise.

I’ve taken the top off of it and cleaned the fan but aside from stripping it down completely and replacing thermal paste (I shouldn’t have to do that) I’m accepting that if you buy a PS4 Pro accept it’ll be loud.

It’s one of the main reasons I’m keeping my eye on PS5 stock, to get a console I can play without the fan waking up the neighbourhood (slight exaggeration I know).

The PS4 Pro is a great console though, more positives than negatives generally and with Miles Morales available now and Resident Evil coming soon there’s really no need to rush out for a next generation console, well not that you could anyway with all of the scalpers. If the fan noise wasn’t as bad I wouldn’t even be contemplating a new console.

Anyone else with this issue?


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