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How To Keep Your Raspberry Pi 4 Cool

How To Keep Your Raspberry Pi 4 Cool

The Raspberry Pi 4 packs a mighty punch – the 1.5GHz Quad core Cortex-A72 is the best performing Raspberry Pi to date, but with great power comes great responsibility temperature. If you’re using your Raspberry Pi 4 for intensive applications, you may find that it gets a little toasty at times. Whilst the board is smart enough to realise this and adjust itself to compensate (throttling the CPU at around 80 degrees), we’d rather help it chill out and squeeze as much performance out of it as we can. We thought it would be interesting to run some stress tests to see...

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Product Improvement: Cool n’ Quiet

Product Improvement: Cool n’ Quiet

Earlier this year we released our new mini-fan case – a smart-looking case and cooling solution in one neat, affordable package. Whist this case keeps things VERY cool and has proven popular with our customers, we couldn’t ignore your feedback in the review section. We monitor review comments on a regular basis to ensure we’re doing the right things (and remedy the wrong things), and this was one of those occasions where things needed fixing. Many of you were impressed with the level of cooling performance of the product, however the fan noise trade-off fan noise was just too much...

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Which Raspberry Pi 4 is right for me?

Which Raspberry Pi 4 is right for me?

The new Raspberry Pi 4 is the first version of the popular Raspberry Pi Model B range to come in different RAM configurations, including the mighty 4GB powerhouse.Whilst choice is a wonderful thing, it might be a little confusing for new users to decide which version to buy, or what the differences are. In this article we aim to help you to make an informed purchase and get the best value for money.In order of price high to low (at the time of writing), let's take a look at the current line up of Raspberry Pi 4 boards. Raspberry Pi 4 (4GB version...

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Raspberry Pi 4 Model B Released!

Raspberry Pi 4 Model B Released!

It's here, the one you've all been waiting for: It's Raspberry Pi 4 day. So much has been crammed into the newest version of our favourite SBC, we don't even know where to begin! The camera, display, A/V jack, POE pins, on board bluetooth and wifi have returned, but there's a tasty list of new additions to the 4. So lets have a quick run down of the exciting new tech on offer: New 64-bit 1.5GHz quad core Cortex-A72 (Arm v8) 1GB, 2GB or 4GB of memory, your choice Two new micro HDMI slots for dual screen action at 4K...

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XBMC Media Centre on the RasPi

XBMC Media Centre on the RasPi

Want to use your Raspberry Pi as a 'one-for-all' home media system? Then load up XBMC distribution for the Raspberry Pi and you can! Here's a short video giving an overview of XBMC media centre running flawlessly with the Raspberry Pi. Here's another video running OpenELEC as an operating system, with XBMC. The idea behind OpenELEC is to allow people to use the Raspberry Pi as a media hub, just like a sky box or DVD player. This ones around 4 minutes long.

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