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Pi Baking?

Tue Jun 19, 2012 1:21 pm

Sorry for the silly title, but I just couldn't resist!

Anyway, I was just wondering what other people's experiences are with the temperature of your Pi while running under load.

When running XBMC or Debian running X my Pi runs hot enough that putting your finger on the SOC for more than a second is painful. (However, I am a total wimp when it comes to heat.) I am guessing this is around 120 degrees F (49C) or so. This is one of those times when I wich I had an IR thermometer to post some real data. Also of note, all of my peripherals are attached to a powered USB hub.

I'm wondering if my Pi is outside of the "norm" or if this is expected.

Thanks!

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Re: Pi Baking?

Tue Jun 19, 2012 1:47 pm

Good guess. Both the CPU and the USB/Ethernet chip run at about 50C. I'd point you to the thread where this has been discussed to death, but I wouldn't want to scare you.

Summary: Yes it does. It is supposed to. There is nothing wrong.

Oh go on then: Ethernet chip gets raging hot

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Re: Pi Baking?

Tue Jun 19, 2012 2:12 pm

rurwin wrote:Good guess. Both the CPU and the USB/Ethernet chip run at about 50C. I'd point you to the thread where this has been discussed to death, but I wouldn't want to scare you.

Summary: Yes it does. It is supposed to. There is nothing wrong.

Oh go on then: Ethernet chip gets raging hot
Thanks for the info! (Guess I should have searched beofe posting! :oops: )

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