Ps4 is really loud

My wife and I have 2 1tb ps4 within 5 feet of each other. We some times play with the sound off when working on our bases. Never heard the fans windup loud rarely cycles. A/C low 70,s units next to other equipment. We play on a private server.

I did some tests during the weekend with my fan.
Actually mine is very quiet in almost every game. The Witcher 3, Red Dead 2…no problems so far.

Also in Conan my fan is absolutely quiet, but there are some exceptions:
A sandstone/brick built base doesn’t make my fan significant louder.
But a base built with isolated wood…oh yes…even my fan raises to a starting jet level!

I didn’t test black ice or some dlc building blocks. Sorry for that!

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That’s interesting, I have an insulated wood building on my base and I noticed it was worst when I am at that side of my base.

The unfortunate thing is that this issue could be caused by a multitude of things from ambient temperature in the room to dust accumulating on the fan / CPU to an overload of information being processed from a game. I’ve owned numerous PS3 and PS4 systems and have found that as they get older the fan gets loader. I have experienced spikes in the speed of my fan (noise) playing CE I have also experienced it playing Resident Evil 2 and other games. I find that the longer I have my system on the more often it happens. If you have a consistent noise you probably have a hardware issue. It’s good to take breaks and let the system cool. It’s also prudent to clean your machine with a can of compressed air from time to time. Aside from that I’m not sure what coding CE could do to decrease the amount of info your system is processing.

Ah, sorry, it’s called insulated wood in Conan, thx! :upside_down_face:

I’ve started to build a new base with the aquilonian marble. It’s not finished, but until now, I have no problems with my fan.

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My PS4 Pro is still pretty silent while playing Conan but I do have the latest Revision (CUH -7216) which is in general more silent compared to the earlier revisions.

It could also be possible that the hardware (of the PS4 Pro) is used more efficient with the latest patch and therefore the CPU/GPU load can be higher, which results in more heat and a louder fan.
Have you guys noticed that the game runs better/smoother (higher/more stable fps) with the latest patch?

I stated it already in early posts. Conan exiles is the only game and i have played over 10 games since then that it happens to. It was also fine before this hotfix. The hotfix began to cause the problem. I have always kept my ps4 clean and dust free so i know dust is not the problem. In my case, it is not two or more games, it is just conan only. I hope i do not come as too forceful but i have seen people repeatedly state that it is hardware problem but i am sure it is not.

I have the same problem but I did find a “mini fix”…at least it works for me, not wanting to get hopes up. I have noticed that in my base my PS4 (standard) fan goes haywire if in one enclosed room I have too many light sources. Lanterns, lamps and braziers, specifically. (torches or candles don’t seem to make a difference) I have experienced this twice, in two different places in my base when adding too many light sources. I seem to have to limit myself to six light sources by room. The PS4 stays quiet then.
If this wasn’t an issue before the hotfix though, that blows…I don’t like having to limit my decorating because of this.

I have this same issue, not just on Conan Exiles, but a few other games, and it’s always situational as to when it occurs, I’ll list the games I remember it happening with and what causes it to happen in said games, to me it looks like the same issue across all of these games;

  • Conan Exiles: Whenever I enter my base, which is a significantly large, fortress-like structure, made from the Frontier pieces, with several placeables scattered throughout.
  • Final Fantasy XIV: Any time I enter a Trial (boss) or raid that either has a lot going on in the background and/or is extremely mechanic heavy (i.e. Second Coil of Bahamut - Turn 4 (Savage)'s second phase).
  • Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet: Being anywhere apart from the city, particularly dungeons.
  • Monster Hunter: World: While out on hunts, more noticeable in Rotten Vale and Wildspire Waste than other areas.
  • Earth Defense Force 4.1 and 5: Whenever a large amount of enemies are rendered or when multiple buildings are destroyed at once, fan noise drops when enemy numbers drop or rubble clears.

From just those examples given, I can say it is quite likely the loud fan is due to the system working harder, as no two games there, apart from the two Earth Defense Force titles, are from the same developer.

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Yes, i can confirm that. First i thought it must be the insulated wood style. But yesterday I wanted to hang some lamps in my new base and after i finished my fan raised to the jet level again.
Then I took a few lamps away and everything was fine. Compared to others glowing sticks don’t make any problems on my system.

It also determines whether your base is closed or open.

But nevertheless that leads to the same result: bad programming!

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I had this problem pretty often until I put a laptop cooler underneath my ps4. I’ve tried to clean my fan vents before on the sides, but if there was any dust, it was too far inside for me to clean out. It seems like an overheating issue, I think this was mentioned.

This startet after the last hotfix . But not surprised, when Funcom try to fix a problem they make 2 new problems. I never buy a game from Funcom again after this bug nightmare conan exiles has been.

Take the upcoming PS5 as an example. All players think games will run much better now but they forget the character of publishers. They think the PS5 would give them much more tolerance, coz it’s so much stronger than the PS4. That makes them even more lazy and careless and in the end we will have exactly the same situation as today.
If games are not well programmed and optimized they will run just bad, no matter how strong your console is!

We had the same situation with the change from PS3 to PS4.
Better performance? Where?
Shorter loading screens? Where?

Aye, me too it happened in enclosed areas. I have a lot of torches outside and my PS4 stays normal. I think maybe it has to do with how much “light” the ps4 has to generate in the graphics, since every individual light source adds a shade of brightness. Either way I guess our only trick for now is to limit the lights. If this never occurred before the hotfix though, I hope it will be addressed.

I think you guys are right about the light source. I reduced the light in base significantly and the sound dropped. It is still fairly loud but it does not sound like a jet engine anymore and it is playable. I will try messing around my base to see if anything decreases the sound some more. Honestly, it really is just bad programming but funcom has a long streak with that.

I’ve also just recently noticed that if it’s night time in an enclosed wood built area (the wood buildings have popped up a bit with this problem so it might be a factor as well) the PS4 seems to go nuts a bit more, maybe because the game has to generate a greater light source since everywhere else is dark. I seem to have to turn off a few more light sources at night for the PS4 to not start going crazy. I can have a few more lights on in the day. (so logical lol)
I hope this helps people. It’s a very annoying issue, one Conan rhe barbarian would not put up with XD

the sweet hangin brazier is a problem on my old ps4, if i got those around (even on SP) i get hella lag, any more then framerate drops and its likely to freeze the game when it auto displays contents of chests/tables as i walk by. ive tried dozens of different castle/city/base designs now. it seems as tho the more things rendering animations cause the fan frenzy. put ur thrall wheel in a diff room than alters/dancers/animated whatnots.

IF YOU WANT TO CRASH FO SHO: put all the top tier alters/dancers/thrall wheels/thralls in tables/anything that animates in one giant epic room and go ninight w the wonderful white noise ;]

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