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The Raspberry Pi 3 gets seriously hot, clocking up to 100 degrees C

The Raspberry Pi 3 can get seriously hot, clocked here at 100 degrees Celsius under load
By: Chris Smith | Computer Systems News | Posted: Mar 7, 2016 2:32 pm

One of the quickest ways to hardware failure is running your system incredibly hot, sitting up there with rubbing your motherboard on the carpet or putting your video card through the washing machine.




Investing in a good heat sink or cooling fan is something that Reddit user 'ghalfacree' has suggested, sporting a thermal image of his Raspberry Pi 3 running at a scorching 100 degrees celsius, thanks to the help of thermal imagery.


While sitting at triple digit temperature isn't exactly common, this test was conducted on an open board under full load, causing concern for those who are straining theirRaspberry Pi 3 while contained in a small case or custom chassis. Ghalfacree's solution is a cute little fan, ensuring that his miniature pride and joy computer doesn't melt away.



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