does the rpi 3B+ need a fan inside an arcade cabinet?

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does the rpi 3B+ need a fan inside an arcade cabinet?

Post by fud » Tue May 07, 2019 10:06 pm

Did a search and didn't find anything.
Wondering if I should install a fan inside my arcade cabinet for some air movement or will the
RPi 3B+ be fine without one??
Thank you.

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Re: does the rpi 3B+ need a fan inside an arcade cabinet?

Post by dee2eR » Tue May 07, 2019 11:44 pm

It should be fine without a fan or heatsink unless you're overclocking. Usually the air space inside an arcade cab is enough for the Pi to stay cool enough. A cab fan that circulates the air wouldn't hurt at all but you should be OK without one.

If overclocking, or in a very tight case, you may want to add some extra cooling but generally you should be OK. The Pi will put an overheat indicator on screen to let you know it's overheating if it does (as well as throttle itself to help cool down).

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Re: does the rpi 3B+ need a fan inside an arcade cabinet?

Post by fud » Wed May 08, 2019 7:10 am

thanks very much for the info.
I appreciate it!

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