john.lescault wrote: ↑Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:34 pmHi,
Been using RPi since it's initial launch. Just got the RPi4 - 4GB and it is running HOT! Is this normal?
I am using the official case (which has no ventilation holes) but always used the official cases and assume they should be able to run with it especially since it is the official one. I also have heat sinks installed (which with the case probably do next do nothing)
Running a fresh install of Buster with desktop. Resolution of 1080
Idle temp with case is 80 degree. Without the case, it goes between 60 and 65 degree.
Any suggestions? Or just run without case? Hoping it doesn't come to that.
Unless it is throttling itself because of the temperature, it isn't running too hot. 70 degrees is fine.
You're not cooling a 150W TDP intel chip. Just an ARM SoC that runs on less than 10W of energy. The Flirc works fine. Did you even try it?
Odd, got one here, and I don't think it's poorly made* OR badly designed. I like it.Imperf3kt wrote: ↑Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:26 amI wasn't particularly impressed with the Pi4 Flirc case, but I must admit that it does work.
Probably not as well as it could and in hindsight I could have bought a much better cooling solution for less money.
I'd still recommend it, but indeed its poorly made and designed.
You could always go back to the old firmware.
I must have been unlucky
deepo wrote: ↑Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:45 amChristopher Barnatt has made a few videos on how to cool the RPi 4 on his YouTube channel Explaining Computers.
The latest is on passive cooling:
Active cooling is better, but takes up a lot more space that the passive solutions.