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by Montala
Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Thickness of thermal adhesive tape?
Replies: 6
Views: 308

Re: Thickness of thermal adhesive tape?

Thanks jahboater, A similar (but more expensive) case which 'works'in a similar fashion and which has also been very popular with a lot of users is from Argon40, who are producing one specifically for the Raspberry Pi 4. Further details can be found at https://www.argon40.com/argon-one-pi4.html and ...
by Montala
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Thickness of thermal adhesive tape?
Replies: 6
Views: 308

Re: Thickness of thermal adhesive tape?

Thanks guys... some very good points there, which have made me think again! If it is really only the CPU (SoC) which requires cooling, I think I would therefore prefer to use a smaller heat sink which will just cover this 'chip', so I have been looking at ones about 1.4 cm square and 5 or 6 mm high,...
by Montala
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 temperature
Replies: 529
Views: 134960

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 temperature

I do have a question related to the Raspberry Pi 4 temperature, but rather than add it to this rather lengthy thread, I have started a new one on here entitled "Thickness of thermal adhesive tape?" where I hope that some of you will be able to best advise me!

Thanks in anticipation!
by Montala
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Thickness of thermal adhesive tape?
Replies: 6
Views: 308

Thickness of thermal adhesive tape?

Hi, Rather than add this post to the rather large, “Raspberry Pi 4 Temperature” thread, I though it easier to start a new one, relating to my specific question. It is now generally accepted that the Raspberry Pi 4 boards can, under certain conditions, run a little ‘hot’, particularly in the new ‘off...
by Montala
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 - new VLI firmware issues
Replies: 69
Views: 15710

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 - new VLI firmware issues

Thanks... will do!
by Montala
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 - new VLI firmware issues
Replies: 69
Views: 15710

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 - new VLI firmware issues

Thank you for the feedback. We're going to hold back on a wider rollout until we understand (and have a fix for) the poor throughput others have seen, but I'm happy the update is working as intended for your use cases. We are continuing to work on other performance and power improvements, but a 64-...
by Montala
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 temperature
Replies: 529
Views: 134960

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 temperature

Hi, It might be of interest to some users, but Pimoroni finally have stocks of a sizeable (40x30x5mm) heatsink in Pirate black, specifically for the Raspberry Pi 4, and which I am assured will fit into the "official" case. The cost of the heatsink is £2.40 (plus postage) which isn't too bad I suppos...
by Montala
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 temperature
Replies: 529
Views: 134960

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 temperature

My RPi 4 (4GB) will also run in a FLIRC case. I won't order one, until the FLIRC case becomes available. It may not actually be availble yet, but is available for pre-order now at $11.20 from https://flirc.tv/more/raspberry-pi-4-case A Pi 4 specific case is also available for pre-order from Argon O...
by Montala
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Using Pi 4 With Only HDMI 1
Replies: 6
Views: 1557

Re: Using Pi 4 With Only HDMI 1

Probably not a lot of help, but I am sure I read somewhere on here that if you are only using a single HDMI monitor, then it has to be connected to the HDMI 0 port, rather than to HDMi 1.
by Montala
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 temperature
Replies: 529
Views: 134960

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 temperature

It is probably common knowledge by now, and I think has been mentioned on here already, but I have just read that: "The Raspberry Pi Foundation has a new firmware for the VLI USB controller that is said to lower idle power consumption by 10%. They’ll release it in a few weeks." Hopefully that will h...
by Montala
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 temperature
Replies: 529
Views: 134960

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 temperature

I'm no expert on the power requirements, but we are constantly looking for ways to decrease power and heat. Might be some areas in clock management that will help. If you can reduce clocks you use less power, and therefore produce less heat. I am almosr certsinly much less of an expert on power req...
by Montala
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: How to play sounds from web sites on Raspberry Pi 4 ? (Solved)
Replies: 4
Views: 189

Re: How to play sounds from web sites on Raspberry Pi 4 ? (Solved)

Thanks for your reply and for the tip.

That of course is one way to do it, and apparently there are others also... as I found out at: https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentati ... -config.md

Anyway, all is well now thanks, so I have marked the problem as "Solved".
by Montala
Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 temperature
Replies: 529
Views: 134960

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 temperature

lb wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:35 pm
I'd like to test this firmware update. Is it available somewhere publicly?
Likewise... presumably there will be some way to update an existing installation?
by Montala
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: How to play sounds from web sites on Raspberry Pi 4 ? (Solved)
Replies: 4
Views: 189

How to play sounds from web sites on Raspberry Pi 4 ? (Solved)

Hi, I have purchased a 2GB Raspberry Pi 4, which I am basically using as a small PC, with an HDMI monitor and keyboard connected and with a small speaker connected to the headphone jack. This plays a simple WAV file OK (using omxplayer) but what I would like to do is to be able to hear the sounds fr...
by Montala
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: RaspberryPi 4: heatsink or fan
Replies: 59
Views: 21503

Re: RaspberryPi 4: heatsink or fan

<r><QUOTE author="procount" post_id="1486823" time="1561631246" user_id="74876"><s>[quote=procount post_id=1486823 time=1561631246 user_id=74876]</s> My favourite case is the Argon One on my 3B+ as this uses the whole case as a heatsink (with thermal conductivity to the CPU) and includes a fan that ...
by Montala
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi 4 wifi bug
Replies: 4
Views: 853

Re: Pi 4 wifi bug

@jamesh Thanks for that, as it was exactly what I did on mine earler! Only a couple of updates, which I'm afraid I didn't fully understand anyway, but I will try and rememebr to 'do' this every few days. Presumably once the final version of 'Buster' is relesed in early July there will be another 'up...
by Montala
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi 4 wifi bug
Replies: 4
Views: 853

Re: Pi 4 wifi bug

Can I ask which software you are refering to here... Noobs or Raspbian... or should it be in both?

Thanks! :)
by Montala
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Problem with new Pi 4
Replies: 3
Views: 902

Re: Problem with new Pi 4

No, I hadn't seen either of those, as I have been "out of the loop" for quite some time now, but it does indeed look as if there is a poblem in this area. I do actually recall seeing a mention of 'German' appearing for some reason, though! Is this the sort of problem which will be corrected before t...
by Montala
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Problem with new Pi 4
Replies: 3
Views: 902

Problem with new Pi 4

Hi, I received my new 2 Gb Raspberry 4 directly from the Pi Hut as part of their 'Starter Kit' which also included a case, new power supply, micro HDMI cable and a micro SD card containing Noobs. This was ordered at 9 am on Monday morning, and I received the despatch email less than an hour later. I...
by Montala
Sun Jun 14, 2015 9:42 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Ubuntu MATE
Replies: 38
Views: 33881

Re: Ubuntu MATE

This looks to me like a very interesting option and I am looking forward to trying it out! I am sure it would quickly become a lot more popular though if some clever folk could add an automatic resizing option, so that an image could be transferred straight to a micro SD card and run in a similar wa...
by Montala
Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Forum Menu Problem
Replies: 10
Views: 1699

Re: Forum Menu Problem

They had the same thing with the old raspberry pi, there was Android which I tried out of curiosity and was really slow because of no hardware acceleration. The same thing is probably with this image, just a little faster but not usable and not within the boundaries of the boundaries goals. I assum...
by Montala
Tue Apr 07, 2015 11:47 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Forum Menu Problem
Replies: 10
Views: 1699

Re: Forum Menu Problem

That section of the forum is dead. It's read only. If you want to read it switch your profile to use the "prosilver" rather than "raspite" theme. http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/ucp.php?i=174 Thanks Dougie, Having changed the theme in my profile, I am now able to access this section of the Forum,...
by Montala
Tue Apr 07, 2015 11:35 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Forum Menu Problem
Replies: 10
Views: 1699

Re: Forum Menu Problem

Sorry, but I don't quite agree with the statement that "there is no demand for Android in the Pi", and a link from The Pi Hut blog only this morning, led me to the following page: http://raspex.exton.se/?p=43

Hopefully this will be of interest to more than a few Raspberry Pi 2 owners! :)
by Montala
Tue Apr 07, 2015 11:11 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Forum Menu Problem
Replies: 10
Views: 1699

Forum Menu Problem

Hi, I am not sure whether or not this is the right place to 'report' this, but I am currently experiencing a problem with one particular Forum Menu Section. If I go to "Operating system distributions" then "Other" and select the top option "Android" I get a very odd looking screen! All the other one...

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