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40GB PS3 run cooler and quieter

Engadget is reporting that the new 40GB PS3 - which is on sale right now in Europe and Australia and which will be released in early November in America and Japan - is built quite differently from its 60GB and 80GB brethren. It seems Sony has done a bit of cleaning up of the internals of the machine by utilising a new motherboard and smaller components. Even the Cell itself has had a bit of a spruce up and the chips inside the 40GB SKUs are of the 65nm variety.

This means that the 40GB PS3 runs quieter, cooler and at a lower power consumption than its big brothers. For audio-visual-philes this can only be a good thing when the PS3 is being used as a media hub. We've never had a problem with our PS3s making noise, but we're always happy to see technology get improved.

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1. So does that mean there's a major difference regarding power between the 60 and the 40?

Posted at 4:17PM on Oct 30th 2007 by Byron517

2. *Snarky comment about BC*

Posted at 4:17PM on Oct 30th 2007 by BlackBeltJones

3. @1: some kotaku comment on the same topic said something from 200 watts down to 120 watts.

Posted at 4:21PM on Oct 30th 2007 by rezak

4. @BlackBeltJones

*Retort of why you are here*

Posted at 4:37PM on Oct 30th 2007 by ruibing

5. @5: Haven't they fixed that already? If they haven't, just sell your old, inferior TV and get a new HDTV. Swing for a 1080p. No harm in spoiling yourself. (Well, okay, technically there is, but oh well)

Posted at 5:44PM on Oct 30th 2007 by Gunegune

6. That's really good news if you are using in mostly for blu ray watching. No one likes a loud player when the movie requires silence. Not that it was evel loud to begin with but hey, what can you really do with hardware thats already rock-solid.

Posted at 5:49PM on Oct 30th 2007 by Akamaru

7. can you switch the 40 gb harddisc for a bigger one?

Posted at 5:49PM on Oct 30th 2007 by Nelis .W

8. @Nelis .W

Yes, of course. You can find some for pretty cheap at

Posted at 5:56PM on Oct 30th 2007 by Gunegune

9. @8, yes, the PS3 uses standard SATA laptop drives. Swap out to your heart's content. There are instructions on how to do so here:

Posted at 6:24PM on Oct 30th 2007 by Spaz

10. I'll buy one when they add a $5 scaler chip so I can play in HD on my 1080i set. Seriously, new motherboard and no scaler?

Whatever, no sale.

Posted at 7:14PM on Oct 30th 2007 by crankbait

11. And there are instructions in the manual that ships with the PS3 if you don't just ignore that stuff and throw it away.

Posted at 7:14PM on Oct 30th 2007 by Andir3.0

12. Wow, so they quietly have already begun manufacturing the 65Nm boards?

The scaler is in the upgrades, crankBAIT and has been, for some time, now.

What's weird, is your hostility. Not happy with the 360? Not happy with the Wii?

If you eat healthy meals regularly, you'll find your blood-sugar balance is better, and you won't be so cranky, all the time.

Posted at 9:56PM on Oct 30th 2007 by John

13. Wait a second... it runs COOLER??! How the hell are people going to heat their living rooms in the winter?? Doesn't Sony realise that today's electronics ARE the new fireplace for the 21st century??!! >=[ Makes me MAD!!!

J/K =P

Posted at 11:27PM on Oct 30th 2007 by Consolcwby

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