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@BO-DACIOUS refurbished could just mean that it had a dodgy usb port and not charging a controller - so all they would do is replace the port, not the Thermal Paste. Who knows what they may of refurbished (if anything). The only time that I think they would replace the Thermal Paste is if the console had the issue you are having. If it was returned for being too loud, they may just check it over, see it starts up ok, maybe just vacuum up any dust, clean the fans and maybe lubricate the fan spindle so it spins quieter and then sell it a higher price than 2nd hand as a 'refurbished' console. Refurbished are often consoles returns that may just have someone look over it to ensure its working and that any issues as to why it was returned just checked to see if its within 'tolerance' levels so that its 'fit' to be sold.

It certainly won't mean they have replaced the Thermal Paste and Pads unless that was the reason they have ended up with it.

There is always a risk with buying 2nd hand and/or refurbished. 90 days is not a lot protection - especially if you don't game a lot in a week. Its better than no warranty of course but buying new, you get at least a whole year of warranty and far less likely to have any issues in that time frame. Refurbished and used, you never know how may hours of use its had, whether its nearly worn out or practically brand new. As its the 'Old' style, then its at least a few years old and could be over 5yrs old too.

Again, I am not trying to tell you what you should or shouldn't do, its your money and if you don't intend to keep it when the PS5 launches, a refurbished could be the cheapest and better way to go or it could break down after 91+ days and leave you with another broken console - that's the risk though you will have to decide whether or not to take. Buying new could well see you through to the PS5 with security of a warranty and get a decent trade in/sell price too if you keep the receipt - practically new and boxed for example....

At the end of the day though, its your decision and your money...

Hope that helps.

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@BAMozzy okay, well I already bought the refurbished one so I'm going to stick with that I think. I'm thinking of buying a cooling fan stand. Do you think that's going to help?

Thanks,

Bo

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Okay, I decided to heed your warnings about a post 90 day breakdown. I cancelled the order of the refurbished one and I'm going to buy a ps4 pro. I couldnt get the slim because I need an optical port. Thank you for all of your help. I truly appreciate it.

Bo

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BAMozzy

@BO-DACIOUS A cooling fan/stand isn't a 'bad' idea at all although if you keep it in a well ventilated and fairly spacious area to allow decent air flow, you should be OK without one - again your choice.

I don't think you will be disappointed with a Pro at all and you also have the peace of mind of a decent warranty too. If you only have a HD TV, pay attention to Digital Foundry video's as they will often tell you which games its better to turn off super-sampling for - Kingdom Hearts 3 is one for example and the Last Guardian too. With these, you force the game to 1080p and the Pro will use its extra resources to improve the frame rate. The Last Guardian will play at 30fps (basically locked if I remember correctly and the only way to get that performance) and Kingdom Hearts will play at 60fps the majority of the time - doing this, it has the best and most consistent performance - much better than super-sampling 1296p down would give you. RDR2 also delivers a better image as the CB rendering isn't the best and that super-sampled down isn't as good as native 1080p is - plus you get a virtually locked 30fps - even in the busiest towns.

Some games it may be better to use super-sampling to get a better image as the 1080p mode offers no benefits at all to frame rates - so its best to check the best way to run games. Even if you have a 4k TV, its better to force KH3 to run at 1080p as 1296p isn't much of an improvement to the picture - its upscaled by quite a lot and then you have to put up with mediocre frame rate performance. Its still better than the base PS4 can run the game though.

I don't know what games you have or want to get, but you will have to check DF if you want to know the best way to run games. You may be wasting resources on resolution on some games that will be so much better to play if you force the game to HD and use the resources for frame rates instead.

Anyway, hope you enjoy your new console when you get it...

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@BAMozzy ok that's a lot of jargon I dont understand but I get most of it. I got the pro and fallout 76 looks better in the intro screen without doing anything but i noticed that in game, some of the plants were totally pixelized. I'm sure it was always like that though. What should I do for fallout 76 to get the best experience and can you explain how to it?

Thanks a ton,

Bo

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BAMozzy

@BO-DACIOUS To be honest, I don't really know what settings are best on a Pro for Fallout 76. I don't know either whether you are running the Pro into a HD or 4k TV. If you are on a HD TV, you have the option to Super-sample down to 1080p or (in some games) force the game to run at 1080p.

Super-sample is like the reverse of upscaling. A '4k' image has 4 pixels for every 1 pixel at 1080p. Super-sampling will essentially use the data (sampling) from all 4 4k pixels to determine the 'best' colour to make that 1 Pixel so you get the 'best' 1080p image possible. If you select to 'super-sample', the game will run at the highest Resolution and reduce that image down to fit a 1080p screen by Super-sampling. In other words, the game is running at a higher resolution than your screen can display. If you opt not to use Super-Sampling, some games are forced to run at a native 1080p and use the spare power that a Pro has to improve the performance (frame rate). For example - if you select to Super-sample with Kingdom Hearts 3, you get a 1296p image shrunk down to fit your display and the same frame rate as you would get on a 4k Screen but if you don't allow Super-sampling, the game runs at a 'native 1080p' (lower resolution) BUT the extra power of the Pro then improves the Frame Rate so you get a 60fps more often and much more consistently than ANY other console.

These are settings that you will find in the main Playstation Display settings - not in the game menu's. You have to decide before booting a game up if you want to allow Super Sampling or not. If the console settings are set to display at 1080p and not allow super-sampling, when the game starts, some will give you just a 1080p image and boost the frame rate - some games will just give you a 1080p image and not boost frame rate so you are better off to use Super-sampling and get the benefits of that.

The only games I have bought for Pro in the last 16months have been God of War and Spider-Man. I also have a 4k HDR screen and therefore don't really know exactly which games are best to have super-sampling on and which are best to have super-sampling off. The few I mentioned are just the ones I remember seeing on DF video's. If I were to buy Fallout 76, I would be buying it for Xbox as I have an X so multi-platform games are usually bought for that console.

Therefore I can't really answer questions about specific games and the best way to run your Pro. I just know that in basically every analysis video, the Pro is certainly the 'best' Playstation regardless of TV for both Resolutions and Frame Rates. If a game is going to drop frames or be less than full HD, it will be the base hardware so the best image quality and performance for Playstation gamers is the Pro - and if you do upgrade to a 4k TV, the Pro is better and more future proof...

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Ok I posted a big long reply but it didnt work. I want to try super sampling. I'm going to Google it but if you want you could tell me how so I know the source is legit. I want to learn as much from you as possible.

Thanks,

Bo

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Nevermind. I looked it up and it was just a box to tick. Thought it would be more convoluted.

Thanks man,

Bo

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ellisael

Thanks, i had the same question and all these posts have helped me!

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