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Online Steve Elliott

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Cool pi4 case
« on: July 29, 2020, 03:06:07 PM »
39 degrees even after a stress test for a passively cooled case on a standard pi4 is excellent, the GEM Pro is looking like a purchase.  I'll probably get it when I order an 8Gb pi4.


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Re: Cool pi4 case
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2020, 09:30:43 PM »
Nice funky case. I recently changed over my Pi-4 case to one which came with heatsinks and a fan. I used the case and heatsinks but replaced the included fan with the fan shim I bought a few months ago as it's much quieter. Happy with my ickle Pi ;D

Might grab an 8GB one too but not in any hurry at the moment as tempting as it is :P
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Re: Cool pi4 case
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2020, 09:45:37 PM »
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Nice funky case.

I used the case and heatsinks but replaced the included fan with the fan shim I bought a few months ago as it's much quieter. Happy with my ickle Pi ;D

Yes an unusual design and that solid block of aluminium inside!  Any heat will need to struggle to get through that, before it even gets to the case lid!  Cool.  I think I know the fan shim you're talking about.  :D  That's very quiet but far too flimsy to run without a case, so good you got one that fitted even with a fan.

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Might grab an 8GB one too but not in any hurry at the moment as tempting as it is :P

Well the test for me was the new 64-bit OS to see if it was stable (it is) and a lot faster.  Which ofcourse also takes true advantage of larger memory sizes and I'm doing some coding on it now so extra memory is always a good thing.
Windows 10, 64-bit, 16Gb RAM, CPU Intel i5, 3.2 GHz, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 (2Gb)
MacOS Catalina, 64-bit, 8Gb RAM, CPU Intel i5, 2.3 Ghz, Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 1536 MB
Linux Mint 19.3, 64-bit, 16Gb RAM, CPU Intel i5, 3.2 GHz, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 (2Gb)
Raspberry Pi 3 and 4

 

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