I followed gilsky's awesome tutorial and fixed it but it YLOD'd again after 2 days. I had taken very good care and did not let it heat up (the fan never made loud noise) but I think it happened again because I used a cheap thermal compound.
So my question is should I buy arctic silver 5 and the lead free flux to reflow my PS3 again? Will it work at least an year or so if i don't let the fan go to higher speed at all. Or is it just a temporary fix for a mere few months and i will have to eventually send it to sony? I had searched before posting and a few ppl said that the fluxing improves the longevity but I want to know how much??
Also, even after fixing the YLOD issue the first time, i did not hear my system beep (at startup, shutdown, eject etc), is that related or just some part not worth noticing??