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How to prevent your PS5 from overheating

The new PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition systems produce a lot of heat that can cause hardware problems. You can follow this guide for some tips that will help you prevent your PS5 system from overheating.

PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition Operating Temperature

Sony recommends that both the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition to be operated in a temperature range between 5°C to 35°C (which is 41°F to 95°F). When it comes to overheating, you should avoid playing your system at the upper temperature limit as much as possible.

How to maximize airflow for PS5

To maximize the airflow for your PlayStation 5 system, and thus prevent overheating issues, you should consider where you place your console.

Sony recommends that the vents located on the back of the PS5 should be at least 4 inches (or 10 cm) away from the wall. You should also avoid putting your system in narrow or closed spaces, such as cabinet compartments, as these will trap heat.

With the included stand, you can place your PS5 in a horizontal or vertical position. We recommend going with the vertical position as heat will build up at the bottom of the system. Less of your PlayStation 5 will be exposed to the heat from underneath when it stands vertically as opposed to the horizontal position.

If possible, we also suggest placing your PS5 on top of a desk or cabinet as you won’t have anything above the system to trap heat and prevent the heat from dissipating from the surrounding air. We don’t recommend placing the system on a floor, especially on a carpet or rug, as the dust and dirt from the flow would easily be sucked into the PS5.

You should also avoid putting your PlayStation 5 in a place where it is exposed to direct sunlight, high humidity and smoke residue.

How to avoid blocking your PS5 vents

You should also avoid blocking the vents of your PlayStation 5 as these are need to create airflow in order to cool the console. You should not be covering your system with cloth or any other materials during operation.

You should also clean any dust buildup on the vents as well as the inside of your console as the particles will keep the heat trapped inside.

Don’t use your PS5 with a voltage transformer or inverter

Sony also recommends that you don’t plug in the AC power cord of your PlayStation 5 into a voltage transformer or inverter as doing so could end up causing overheating components.

Don’t use rest mode on PS5

Our last suggestion to prevent your PlayStation 5 from getting heating issues is to not use the rest mode. Even in this low-powered state, the video game system is still using a lot of electricity and, thus, generating heat.

Not to mention that rest mode is currently causing other issues with the PlayStation 5, which leads to the system freezing and even bricking.

To find out how to disable and avoid using rest mode, you can check out our previous tutorial.