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Raspberry Pi 24/7, does it need cooling?

I made a Minecraft server with a Pi 2. I overclocked it with raspi-config to something like "Medium". I intend to keep it running 24/7 without a case. Do I need a heat sink and a fan in this situation?...
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Automating my fan based off of the CPU temperature

I just got a fan for my Raspberry Pi 2 model B. It uses the GPIO pins. The fan works well but makes a lot of noise. I want to get the fan to switch on and off depending on the temperature of the pi. I'...
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How to connect a regular CPU-Fan to the Raspbrery Pi 2 B

We're running a Raspberry Pi 2 B as a Tomcat-Server and meanwhile it became quite warm so I'm thinking of using one of the old CPU-Fans (12V) we're having around. Unfortunately I couldn't find any ...
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PWM Fan causes clicking sound

I am using PWM to control the speed of the fan on my RPi 2. The problem is, when I am PWMing it, a clicking sound can be heard from the fan. I am using a 6v power supply for a 5v fan to compensate ...
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Raspberry pi Model B - Control a mini fan

I bought a 5v mini fan from aliexpress and got it today. Its working fine...but its a bit too loud for my taste. Its connected to pins 4, 6 (??!? not sure) Is there a way i can controll it by ...
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Is cooling needed to be able to overclock the Pi further?

I've only managed to overclock my Pi to 1.3 GHz, but this guy here http://www.overclock.net/t/1404207/extreme-cooled-raspberry-pi got it up to 2.4GHz. Is it the cooling that makes it possible to get ...
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Fitting a CPU Cooler on a Raspberry Pi

I have been looking into cooling solutions for the Raspberry Pi, are there any CPU coolers out there that will fit on the Raspberry Pi CPU? I know there will be an overhang of the cooler on the CPU ...
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Heatsink too big

The passive cooling set I ordered has 1 big and 2 medium heatsinks. Would it do any harm if I used the medium heatsink for the capacitor? For the Raspberry Pi B+ it should have been 1 big, 1 medium ...
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Is there any use to water cool a raspberry pi? [duplicate]

Is there any use to water cool a Raspberry Pi? In other words, it is possible to overclock the RPi enough to have to water cool it? Or will there always be enough with just the heatsinks, or with ...
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Enclosing the Raspberry Pi in a Plushie

As I've seen previous projects with the Raspberry Pi being enclosed in stuffed animals and plushies. I've wanted to attempt a project in a similar environment. Will there be a problem with overheating ...
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What are the maximum operating temperatures of the components?

What are the main sources of heat on the board? What temperatures do these components reach under load?
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Is it possible to immersively cool a device?

With reference to recent questions about overclocking (ie. What are the overclocking capabilities? ), is it possible to immersively cool the Raspi? Presumably such a system would have to rely on ...
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Can I use an airtight case?

Is it possible to reliably run a Pi in an airtight (watertight) case or is some form of ventilation required for cooling? I'm assuming it doesn't chuck out too much heat, but am wondering whether ...
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What do I need to consider when creating a case? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Running in an airtight case. Does it need ventilation? Do I need to use fire-proof materials?

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