I have a problem with my Slim 2503B. Basically, according to Rebug Toolbox and MultiMan, the gap between the RSX and CPU temps is worrying, when I start the PS3 up and immediately launch MultiMan or Rebug Toolbox, the RSX temp. rises from 39 C to 51 C, but the CPU's is worrying, it rises from 61 C to 76-79 C range, and once bumped up to 81 C but gradually dropped back to 78 C. Sometimes while I'm playing fairly demanding games, the PS3 notifies me that it's overheating, and other times I can play for hours straight, and the temp. after the session is 74 C (CPU) and 59 C (RSX) Obviously I did some research, yet I'm still not certain of what to do. Some people reported the same problem, but the answers were varied; some people responded by saying that the thermal paste under the IHS of the CPU needs to be replaced, but it's a delicate operation and chances of damaging the PS3 beyond repair are high and that it takes an experienced professional. However, some people said that the solder joints under the CPU were faulty, and needed a reball. Now I'm confused as to what to do, I kept hearing that reballs aren't worth it and that getting a new PS3 is cheaper. I currently don't know of any repairmen who can do reballs or at least replace the thermal paste. In short: I just want to know exactly what the problem is, and if getting a new PS3 is a viable option. The cheapest PS3s around in my country cost 2500 EGP (approximately 140 USD or 120.5 Euros). I'd highly appreciate a solid answer that can confirm one of my suspicions and help me reach a resolution. If you need more information then I'm ready to do so, thanks in advance. Cheers, KimozZ.