Bad news. You need better convection.paqman wrote: So a little update. First off, with the screen brightness dimmed, I originally reported that the Temps went down to 73C. I was wrong. After it was on all day today, it was back up to 80C.
Also bad news, but these are fixable, imho:paqman wrote: But, back to your other question, I killed Firefox, and my python buttons script, and the temps almost immediately shot down and are sitting pretty at 60C. CPU is running at 3% right now. It seems that my buttons script causes most of it, but Firefox is also using almost the same amount of cpu. They are both using about 100% of a core each.
So it is definitely the my processes heating the pi up and not the monitor as much.
1) Firefox / Iceweasel: Thy high load of Iceweasel is an error in Iceweasel when displaying animations. Try annother browser like Chromium or *cough* Epiphany
2) Your python script does button detection in a polling loop. You would do way better in terms of cpu usage when using interrupts to detect the buttons. See e.g. http://raspi.tv/2013/how-to-use-interru ... d-rpi-gpio for an introduction. I am sure people in the python subforum can help you with this.
So I suggest to do software cleanup first, before digging further into hardware.