sirus
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HEAT - P3 vs P2(Overclocked)

Tue Oct 04, 2016 11:46 am

Hi All.

I currently have a Pi2 (standard clock) running retropie. When using Kodi(Jarvis), it is slow and my Pi's ACT led is going bonkers. I am putting it down to a lack of process power so am debating one of two things

1. Overclock my PI2
2. Buy a PI3

Despite getting the speed I may require, I am concerned about heat. I do have a heat sink and fan but just curious if any has looked into how much heat a standard Pi3 produces compared to an overclocked Pi2.

Thanks.

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Re: HEAT - P3 vs P2(Overclocked)

Tue Oct 04, 2016 12:04 pm

What part of Kodi is slow? Videos? Interface? What codecs are the videos in?
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sirus
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Re: HEAT - P3 vs P2(Overclocked)

Tue Oct 04, 2016 1:08 pm

Not too sure about the codecs tbh but video playback is fine. Its interface really. Slow moving off items or going back up directories. Installing add-ons from zip and respositories is the worse though.

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Re: HEAT - P3 vs P2(Overclocked)

Tue Oct 04, 2016 1:27 pm

Sounds like a slow sdcard. You need an sdcard with good 4K random access read/write performance.
The NOOBS card is good. Samsung EVO/EVO+ is very good.

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Re: HEAT - P3 vs P2(Overclocked)

Tue Oct 04, 2016 1:31 pm

I am using the 8GB Sandisk Ultra that comes with pi starter packs. I have a Kingston sd card too, and its roughly the same speed.

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