Valve recently released the latest update for the handheld Steam Deck. The SteamOS 3.2 update brings numerous changes to the operating system and the hardware itself, enabling remote play together, tweaking some visual effects and UI elements, modifying the screen refresh rate, and adjusting fan noise.
However, this last change made many players anxious.
In fact, the controversy of Steam Deck has always been this. In order to ensure that this handheld will not “burn out” due to overheating, its fan has been always on. But the problem is that the noise of this fan is too loud. When you play it in your hand, the sound will make you unable to ignore it, and many players are very disturbed.
This noise problem also made iFixit smell a business opportunity and began to sell a new fan kit, which runs relatively quiet. If you have a DIY spirit, you can manually replace it and get some peace.
However, there are many players who are unwilling to disassemble the machine, or simply do not have the ability to do it. At this time, the SteamOS 3.2 upgrade comes in handy, players can manually turn down the fan speed, so that the noise will be less.
But if you think about it for a while, you can see what the price is. According to PC Gamer’s test, the temperature of the machine in their hands has increased by 10 degrees Celsius compared to a week ago, which is undoubtedly a slow suicide for this machine. In other words, between fan quietness and machine life, you can only choose one.
It is said that if the capacitor exceeds the specified temperature by 10°C, its life will be halved. At present, among the player groups, the debate on whether to reduce noise or temperature continues. After all, noise also affects the human body. What to choose is really a headache.