I'll add that I don't use fan control either. I've had my 3001A since November 2011, the thing is a focking champ. Only thing wrong with it is the laser doesn't really seem to want to read anything anymore, it's very picky, hence my recent interests over the year in HAN / HEN for backups. Was always interested in CFW from the moment I obtained this thing, however at the time that was not a possibility and I didn't care enough to buy another system that was already modded or "jailbreakable." It was already my 2nd PS3 as the first one I received as a gift took a dump on me with YLOD (Don't remember the model, but it was fat and BC played ps2 discs played all the ps2 mgs games on it just fine.) But yeah, my system seems to be most affected by ambient temperature. It's hot for 6 months out of every 12 where I live, and I'm on the west coast of good ol' US&&A ffs. Global warming much? Politics pfft here's a good concept free air conditioning for all get to it big brother. But yeah my temperatures stay around 60 - 70c on both CPU & RSX during these times, when it cools off like recently it stays in the mid to low 60's and even goes down to the mid 50's while idling. Fact of the matter is just because my ps3 is almost a decade old and has sustained tons of use and abuse yet still functions at almost 100%, doesn't mean I go around advising others not to use fan control software or to never replace the thermal paste on the chips, since in my unique experience I didn't have to.. Doesn't mean not a LOT of other people will be as lucky either... Hope you see what I'm trying to say bud, thank you for the laugh though I don't know why I never thought of throwing my ps3 in an Ice Chest with some brews.