Using Raspberry Pi 4 as a daily driver

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I use 64bit bullseye on rpi400, silent and cool, but recently after the newest kernel update It got hot. from 35°C when idle to 45-48°C . Nothing jumps in Htop, no recent apps installed. Has anybody a clue why? I love that setup, stopped using my laptop at home, for browsing and some productivity.
Below 50C is nothing to worry about. I don't have any idea what has caused to increase temperature though. I moved from Manjaro to RPIOS last week (again), and didn't notice any significant different between temperature as I expected. I used Manjaro KDE Plasma before, so I expected to see a decrement of few degrees of Celsius.
However, I don't think Raspberry Pi circuit has a very accurate thermometer, I believe it gives an average temperature, so, if it is below 50 degrees, there's no need to worry.
 


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While using mine as a "daily driver", I noticed quite a bit of heat coming out of the top. I am using the Premium White case from Canakit with the added heat sinks, and the 5 volt fan in the top. The fan mounts under a hole shaped like a raspberry, instead of being round. The problem is that this tiny fan moves very little air, and the hole covers most of the blade area, so it is not very efficient at cooling the computer. I traced the inside area of the fan shroud on the inside of the top, removed the fan, and cut out a round hole which exposes all of the blade area. ( a 1 1/8 inch Greenlee chassis punch is just about the right size) Now it cools much more efficiently, and I may just try overclocking it again.:)

Happy Trails,
Paul
 
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The case that gets the hottest for me is the M2.Sata from Argon.
That is why I only put a 4GB board in there, saying that it still never
got to 50c or started the fan, I set the fan to start at lower speeds to
test it, and it works, it kicks in at start up too for a test then stops.

The most remarkable case I have found are those Flirc passively
cooled ones, I have seen tests online and they are right up there12
with very good fan cooled cases, I have Two Flirc cases.
I have also seen where people put heat sinks and fans in cases
and the heat sinks caused more heat, must have something to do with
ventilation.

As far as daily driver goes, I could easily get away with a Pi4, the most
limiting factor for me is a good enclosure that also has a 12 inch screen.
I have researched and found a few 10 inch units that you place the Pi
inside, the problem was they ran too hot, so not going down that road.
I think the added heat from the daughter boards and the internal SSD
capability combined to keep temperatures in the zone best avoided.

But that is my next project, to find a case that runs cool with a built in screen
and all the goodies inside, board, battery, SSD or two.

Raspberry Pi boards already do the most important task I have,
they backup my files, something a lot of people take for granted
until they have no files due to a drive or device failure.
 
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Here would be my next Pi case, if I was not going mobile and
looking for a screen & case combined.
Make sure its the Mk2 version., it runs cool and adds full size
HDMI ports, has space for a 2.5 inch SATA or an NVME ssd drive.
 
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Telegram is in the Debian repos:
policy telegram-desktop
telegram-desktop:
Installed: (none)
Candidate: 3.6.1+ds-1
Version table:
3.6.1+ds-1 500
500 https://deb.debian.org/debian unstable/main arm64 Packages
I installed Manjaro on an SD card for a Pi4 4GB model,
it for some reason is very fast, as fast if not faster than some
of the OS e's I installed on internal SSD on a Pi case.
I still prefer the simpllicity and ease of use of the of the official
64bit Raspberry OS, the simple dialog box for the audio mixer
makes it easy for a non techie to get sound from the likes of a DAW
to wherever they want, including a USB connected audio interface.
 

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Yeah, the nice thing about using it daily, other than the fact that it is MUCH more quiet than "the lab", is that I can look at downloaded electronic component data sheet PDF files, or sensor data sheets, on the left monitor while trouble shooting a project, and listen to a you tube music video on the right monitor at the same time.:cool: It's the best of both worlds, mate!

Happy Trails,
Paul
 
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That is why I only put a 4GB board in there, saying that it still never
got to 50c or started the fan, I set the fan to start at lower speeds to
test it, and it works, it kicks in at start up too for a test then stops.

The most remarkable case I have found are those Flirc passively
cooled ones, I have seen tests online and they are right up there12
with very good fan cooled cases, I have Two Flirc cases.
I have also seen where people put heat sinks and fans in cases
and the heat sinks caused more heat, must have something to do with
ventilation.

As far as daily driver goes, I could easily get away with a Pi4, the most
limiting factor for me is a good enclosure that also has a 12 inch screen.
I have researched and found a few 10 inch units that you place the Pi
inside, the problem was they ran too hot, so not going down that road.
I think the added heat from the daughter boards and the internal SSD
capability combined to keep temperatures in the zone best avoided.

But that is my next project, to find a case that runs cool with a built in screen
and all the goodies inside, board, battery, SSD or two.

Raspberry Pi boards already do the most important task I have,
they backup my files, something a lot of people take for granted
until they have no files due to a drive or device failure.
It may be cheaper, and easier to prototype your own case. That way you could put in the options that you want, rather than having to take someone else's choices pot luck.
 
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