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Pi-Top overheating

My son and I built his Pi_Top this weekend and he is so excited BUT, after only about an hour on CEEDuniverse the overtemp icon started showing in the upper right corner of the screen. The the entire Pi-Top became sluggish (as the micro throttled back) and nearly unusable. Very disappointing.


I did some searching and found that this is not uncommon and several places suggested adding heatsinks and possibly a fan. Today I ordered a set of heatsinks and a 5v fan from Amazon but I am wondering why (since this seems to be a common issue) they were not included in the kit.


On another note, we set up a multi-boot SD card and he (my son) is able to boot into and run RetroPi, Raspbian and Kodi with no issues. I assume this is because the Pi-Top OS must overclock. Being a firmware and embedded electronics engineer for many years, I really wonder why this was not corrected before rolling out to the masses.


So, if there are any other suggestions other than what we are currently doing, I would certainly appreciate them.


My raspberry Pi has just been destroyed inside a Pi Top Ceed .   Seems the machines are over clocked and this causes the overheating .  Real shame.  


Very difficult to get any official response from Pi Top

Ik heb een laptop koeler onder de pi gemonteerd i.v.m.deze hitte.

Deze wordt gevoed met een goedkope 5 volt voeding uit china.

Denk er over om nog enkele koelgaten extra er in te maken.


I have a laptop cooling fan with a cheap 5 v supply from china .

I`m thinking to make extra holes in the Pi .

Wiel from  Netherland

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