How to set up a PlayStation 4 Pro for maximum airflow
As well as the PlayStation 4 Pro is designed, it can still get hot if you aren't giving it enough space to breathe, so to speak. Luckily, there are ways to maximize the airflow surrounding your console to make sure it's running well without any unnecessary hiccups.
Our top picks
- PS4 Pro HIDEit wall mount ($23)
- PS4 Pro Kootek vertical cooling stand ($19)
- Adjustable monitor stand ($20)
First, ensure that your PlayStation 4 Pro isn't in an enclosed space
- Set your PlayStation 4 Pro horizontally.
- Remove any unnecessary items blocking the side and back vents.
- Clean the vents of any dust.
The PS4 Pro features intake vents on both the left and right sides (provided your PS4 is laying horizontally), and it expels the hot air through vents on the back of the console.
Yeah, it's really that simple since there's only so much you can do without purchasing additional items. However, not everyone has the appropriate space on their media centers to properly house a PS4 Pro to give it enough airflow. If this is the case, you'll need to look for a few other accessories to suit your needs like cooling stands or wall mounts. Don't just shove it into a cubby with a small access hole for its cords. That's a surefire way to let your PS4 Pro overheat.
The best airflow solution.
Buying a wall mount is the absolute best way to maximize your airflow potential. With a small—but strong—frame holding it up, every vent has enough room to do its job properly, and the hot air being expelled isn't trapped anywhere.
Multi-purpose cooling and charging.
If you can't lay your PlayStation Pro 4 horizontally, getting a cooling stand is another great option. It minimizes the space your console takes up while providing more airflow through its intake vent. What's better is that it can also serve as a controller charging station.
A simple method.
One of the simplest things you can do, aside from putting it on an open shelf you already own, is buying an adjustable monitor stand. You can easily set this up set on your desk or media center to give your PS4 Pro an open space to breathe.
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Jennifer Locke has been playing video games nearly her entire life. You can find her posting pictures of her dog and obsessing over PlayStation and Xbox, Star Wars, and other geeky things.