Anyone Else Get Bad Coil Whine On Their Ps4 From This Game?

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  1. smokeyjoe

    smokeyjoe New Member

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    My PS4 Pro is developing a bad inductor coil whine problem (buzzing sound), which is a problem with the PS4 itself, but it only happens on some games, and unfortunately this is one of them. At first it was just in the menus but it's now somewhat audible when playing the game too.
     
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    Yeah, and PS5. Only ever with this game. :|
     
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    Yes, on ps5. Also only ever on this game.
     
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    Yes, again on PS5. Seems only in menus or loading screens and only started since the last PS Update (at the same time the slow loading started and DLC disappeared if you have over certain number installed).
     
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    Yup, same here (PS4 Pro)
     
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    The menu screens have no fps cap, that's way fans are going beserk. DTG is aware of it, but I assume this is not very high on their priority list.
     
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    It should be if we want to save the planet.
     
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    Same here, on PS5, in menu and on loading screen.
     
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    What's the sound like? For some reason, my ps4pro spins the cd drive. This is the source of the sound in the menu.
     
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    Like the fan from the playstation when you play very big games but normally the fans slow down when you go to menu. With TSW2 they start to spin harder when you are in the menu screen.
     
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    This is not the sound of a fan. That sound comes from the cd drive.
     
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    Having played TSW 2 on a PS4, it is 100% the fan.

    The difference between the sound of the disc drive and the fan in the PS4 is distinguishable to say the least.
     
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    Even when there is no disc loaded?
     
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    All my games are digital. I never use the diskdrive. I know the sound of the fan of my PS4 Pro and it is the fan
     
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    Just for clarity I'm talking about coil whine and not fan noise, although the menus of TSW2 will may well cause fan to work hard too.

    The sound my unit makes is very similar to that in this video (you may need to turn volume up).

    That buzzing sound comes from an inductor in the PSU, not the fan (you can take the top off a PS4 pro without taking out screws, and stop the fan with your finger; you'll hear the noise continues).

    As I say it's really a defect in the PlayStation, it's just annoying that this game causes it more than others.

    Here's a (long) video where a guy goes about diagnosing it and ends up finding you just need to resolder the connections in the PSU. I wish I had the skill & knowhow to do that myself. Maybe one day
     
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    I mentioned this when I first loaded up the PS5 version. For me it’s only in the menus, the route selection tiles. Buzz gets louder as you move left and right to a different route tile then settles a little. Memory usage in this menu, routes not being displayed in this menu even though installed…..coincidence?
     
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    PC owner here. Speaking plainly, the main menu is an unoptimized mess.

    For context, main menu performance currently maxes out utilisation and temps on an RTX 3080. FPS cap limits have zero effect

    A PC mod has since resolved this.

    My advice to all console owners is for each and every one of you to report this. the louder you shout, the more likely DTG are to take notice and fix it
     
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    Thanks, good to know as I'm planning to switch to the PC version in the future.
     
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    Somebody tell Greta!
     

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