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My raspberry pi 2 CPU is getting burning hot, even when just starting up. It first wouldn't display aswell, but I rewrote the 32 bit os onto the SD card and now it does display. But it still is incredibly hot even though it works. I've been messing around with some wiring by getting power from the power supply by splitting the wires. But over removed all the wiring and it still keeps getting burning hot. Is there maybe a way to check if there is a short circuit somewhere on the board?

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  • What is the actual temperature? In a terminal window enter 'vcgencmd measure_temp'
    – CoderMike
    Commented Feb 17, 2023 at 13:44
  • What is the ambient temperature? 76°C isn't necessarily too high ...
    – GChuf
    Commented Feb 18, 2023 at 10:44

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If it gets hot when powered up with no SD card the Pi is in effect dead or dying.

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  • are you absolutely sure? i really dont have the money to buy another one
    – Floris
    Commented Feb 17, 2023 at 13:49
  • What is the actual temperature? In a terminal window enter 'vcgencmd measure_temp'
    – CoderMike
    Commented Feb 17, 2023 at 16:25
  • It's 75.8 C, is that too High?
    – Floris
    Commented Feb 17, 2023 at 16:41
  • Not necessarily too high. That is below the temperature at which it will throttle (80C).
    – CoderMike
    Commented Feb 17, 2023 at 17:18
  • of course, it could be below 80C because it has throttled :p Commented Feb 18, 2023 at 0:13
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The "terminal command" vcgencmd is your friend.

"Just starting up" is the time when the RPi uses the most power. Let it run for 5 - 10 minutes, then open a terminal window and run vcgencmd get_throttled. Refer to the documentation to interpret the results. Edit your question to add some specifics.

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