Overheating issue

Discussion in 'RFinderPi - Open Source radio interface based on R' started by K2CQW, Mar 26, 2020.

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  1. N6YWU

    N6YWU Ham Member QRZ Page

    I got one of these extra large GeekWare fan-less heat sinks for my Pi 4:
    (no affiliation, just a customer)
    It covers the entire top of the Pi PCB, so lots of heat dissipation area.
    I also used some thermal paste on top of the chips instead of using the blue tape to contact the heat sink.
    My Pi 4 now runs cooler than my Pi 3B+. And without fan noise.
  2. KJ7OMD

    KJ7OMD Ham Member QRZ Page

    I have really liked the Pi-Armor cases. Even if the fan dies the pi stays cool.
    The whole case is a heat sink.
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  3. VA3UWU

    VA3UWU Ham Member QRZ Page

    If it's a bit toasty that's just a pi being a pi.

    If you're concerned you could always install a heatsink, maybe even a fan.
  4. KK4NSF

    KK4NSF Ham Member QRZ Page

    I run pi3's for a number of things, and have no problem with heat. BUT if you do, Adafruit has several good ones to choose from.
  5. W8BE

    W8BE Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Glad I got extra Pi’s last year.
  6. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    I hear they are a bit hard to come by now a days.

    I have a nice stash. :)
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