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Offline Steve Elliott

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Retropie on pi4
« on: August 30, 2019, 12:38:12 PM »
Not the official install, but it seems to work if you cannot wait for that (I haven't tried it myself).

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Re: Retropie on pi4
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2019, 10:05:38 PM »
Wahey, this can only mean that the official version isn't too far away. Cool that someones got it to work but sometimes being a lazy git with hobby stuff I'll wait for the simple install image :P
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Offline Steve Elliott

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Re: Retropie on pi4
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2019, 11:05:53 PM »
lol yes I can wait for the official install too.  But about time people woke-up to the fact the pi4 (unlike all other models will need a small fan) or the pi4 will lose a lot of it's performance gain as it overheats and so throttles back.  It's no big deal as we both got the tiny quiet fan shim, but I still see comments about performance.  My pi runs around 40 degrees constantly, where as without a fan it would get to 80 plus and so would throttle back it's clock speed until it cools.  With processing tasks like emulation you absolutely need cooling or you will not get the full speed of the pi4!
Windows 10, 64-bit, 16Gb RAM, CPU Intel i5, 3.2 GHz, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 (2Gb).
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Linux Mint 19.1, 64-bit, 16Gb RAM, CPU Intel i5, 3.2 GHz, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 (2Gb).
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Re: Retropie on pi4
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2019, 11:29:56 PM »
For the sake of a tiny quiet fan to keep performance up I thought it was a no brainer. Sure you can easily use it without a fan for less stressful tasks but emulation is CPU heavy so I don't want to sacrifice performance. Besides the fan shim is perfect as it's small, very very quiet and does a great job.
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Offline Steve Elliott

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Re: Retropie on pi4
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2019, 11:42:28 PM »
Precisely.  Some people are still not getting the fact the pi4 is 3 times faster than the pi3 and so generates more heat - which results in the CPU throttling back when under load.  But people are then complaining about performance!   :P

I agree the fan shim is superb.  It halves the temperature so keeps the pi4 running at full speed, is very quiet indeed and infact is so small it looks as if it was part of the original design!
Windows 10, 64-bit, 16Gb RAM, CPU Intel i5, 3.2 GHz, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 (2Gb).
MacOS Mojave, 64-bit, 8Gb RAM, CPU Intel i5, 2.3 Ghz, Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 1536 MB.
Linux Mint 19.1, 64-bit, 16Gb RAM, CPU Intel i5, 3.2 GHz, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 (2Gb).
Raspbian Buster, pi4 4Gb RAM,1.5Ghz