I'd love to see someone fitting a heatsink to IC1Lob0426 wrote:As @AndrewS has stated some of those who believe in using heat sinks are old overclockers that believe every chip has to have a heat sink on it.
LOLZ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uBNCN6v_gkmahjongg wrote:Considerations about the chips getting hot do mostly come about because the chips are "nude", unlike chips in PC's which regularly become much hotter.
I haven't, yet. Got much more interesting things to do than to try to see how much my RasPi will overclock byLob0426 wrote:Is there anybody out there that has NOT tried overclock settings on their RasPi.
Poll results so farW. H. Heydt wrote:I haven't.Lob0426 wrote: Is there anybody out there that has NOT tried overclock settings on their RasPi. Now that would be a short poll!
I am in complete agreement with your assessment. The key term being "normal operating parameters".Lob0426 wrote:T
Knowledgeable Members of the Raspberry Pi Foundation and Design Team have stated they are not needed for the normal operation of the Raspberry Pi device! Some have stated you do not need them for any type of operation of the Raspberry Pi.
So how should you read into this? You shouldn't. If you are using your RasPi within the normal use the foundation foresaw for the device YOU DO NOT NEED Heat Sinks for your RasPi. The BCM2835 was designed to operate within a closed case without any problems.
It is others, and my opinion, that a Raspberry Pi used outside of the foundations "normal" use MAY benefit from heat sinks. Not Need Them, but MAY benefit. Outside "normal use" I will define as Use in a CarPC, A closed case that incorporates other heat generating equipment etc..
Do you have a link to the data sheet for these temp limits? 100c seems high to me 150c is just crazy. I'm not saying they don't but I have never seen a semiconductor operate correctly at those temps.mahjongg wrote:heat is good for overclocking, (it speeds up the chip) the only reason to cool them isn't speed but longevity, which isn't really a point of deep consideration for a PI.
Yes, for any normal use you do not need to cool the chips on the PI, unless they get much hotter than a 100 degrees Celsius! (actually about 150 degrees is a firm limit).
Even with overclocking and overvolting you won't be able to do that.
Considerations about the chips getting hot do mostly come about because the chips are "nude", unlike chips in PC's which regularly become much hotter. Simply use a case, (with some vent holes if you are afraid your case will melt), so you cannot touch the chips.
HiMortimer wrote:A question for those that have stated they haven't overclocked...
Have you tried RaspSBMC or Openelec builds on your Raspberry Pi's?
Yes, I can, (not a datasheet, but more generic a "white paper" about the subject) you can find an example of an absolute maximum temperature for silicon devices for example here:FX4 wrote: Do you have a link to the data sheet for these temp limits? 100c seems high to me 150c is just crazy. I'm not saying they don't but I have never seen a semiconductor operate correctly at those temps.
Nope just a search for a little more performance. Tools are meant to be tested.pygmy_giant wrote:Why do people feel the need to overclock/volt ?
Is it a macho thing?