I was in Walmart today picking up some various stuff and decided to check out the electronics section. I noticed that the PS3 has a $30 Intercooler available for it.
Is this a wise/worthwhile purchase?
Well, anyways it also got me to thinking. I remember being shown these videos on youtube on overclocking CPU's. To some of you that may not know what this is...it's basically cooling down your computer to points where it actually surpasses or "overclocks" its intended speed. Sometimes doubling the processing power. For example you can get a 2.4 ghz computer to run at 5 ghz if you freeze it...I mean nitrogen freezing. Serious stuff...
I'm not well informed when it comes to very technical info. especially when it comes to processors etc. However, I do get the idea that processors work faster and more efficiently the cooler they are from those videos. That's what I took from that bit of info.
So this leads me to think about trying to keep the PS3 not only in a well ventilated area but also have it cooled down so that it will run optimally or even above optimum.
My question is...do intercoolers overclock PS3's or just make sure they don't overheat, or well...both.
Also, do you think you could get games to play even smoother if you can overclock the PS3? Would you try overclocking? As I understand extreme overclocking can fry your computer and void your warranty if applicable.