I'm having a serious crash problem with my pi (RS) when it gets hot
. I "thought" was related to heat (might be?).
Here is my setup and symptoms and hopefully someone can tell me some things to try?
We live up on the US/Canada border and it doesn't normally get hot
in the house (shaded by trees, etc). However this year has been extra hot
and the temps in the home have got to the upper 80sF on some days in the house.
My Pi is hooked up on a desk with no USB connected. Only Ethernet
is plugged in. Network traffic is light but constant. I have my hobby IRCD server compiled and running well on the Pi and 25-50 kids chatting up a storm 24/7 non stop all day long. I have a plastic box over the PI to prevent dust. Two walls of the box (right & left) are removed for ventilation and the box does not physically touch the Pi except for the USB port which it almost touches on top. The Ethernet
port is plugged directly into my Tomato WRT54GL.
Like I said when it gets hot
the Pi will crash. I know it crashes as I will see all the lights flashing happily along then suddenly all the lights go out except the red power light. When I check the chips, Ethernet
port, and the USB port are all WAY to hot
to touch. So I assumed it was a heat issue. If I unplug power and plug it back in only the reg power light comes on and the Pi does not boot. If I unplug the power and wait 3 min (to cool) then plug in the power the Pi boots just fine with no problems until it overheats again (if it is overheating).
MY Pi is not overclocked and running at factory default specs.
From this thread I checked /etc/sysctl.conf and it already had vm.min_free_kbytes = 8192 in there. Default?
I know this is planned for poor children in third world countries. Many of them do not have any AC if this is a heat issue?
Do you think my issue is heat or something else? What are some things I could check or try?