No, you cannot void the warranty by making it work hard. The chips themselves are capable of going well over 100c without any real damage but will automatically throttle themselves at 85.rpiswag wrote:I am worried when I play open arena at 1 ghz on the pi 2 running all 4 cores on the cpu and the core on the gpu to 100% the pi will damage it's self and the warranty will be voided. Is it normal for the pi under this kind of load to burn my finger or will the pi use thermal throttling to keep it's self from going critical. If this helps I overclocked the pi 2 to the pi 2 overclock setting on the raspi-config menu.
I would think it would help to run your monitor at 1024x768, or 1280x1024. Or 1280x720 if it is a wide screen monitor.rpiswag wrote:Is there a way to keep the pi cool (in the 55c and below range) while running a game like open arena at the max settings for my monitor (1080p).
I think you can do this by setting "temp_limit =xx" in config.txt, where xx is less than 85. It might not be able to stop your Pi going over that temperature in a warm environment, but it will disable any overclocking if it gets to that temperature.rpiswag wrote:For my own personal preference can I lower the temp at which the thermal throttling starts. If I can how do I do it.