MagicMirror² v2.12.0 is available! For more information about this release, check out this topic.

overheating Pi /freezing up and not responding



  • this is my first project ever using a pi
    so i’ve been trying to get my pi working for a while with both Hass.io using Docker CE and Magicmirror with the following modules

    default weather + weather forcast + news + compliments + clock
    MMM-GoogleTasks
    MMM-NowPlayingOnSpotify
    MMM-PublicTransportHafas

    but temps are getting really high above 60° and it’s freezing up when i edit or use any other app
    i have black heat sinks installed and Raspbee getaway install directly on gpio

    right now with magicmirror not working my temps are stable at 47° and my room temp is 20°
    i tried turning on open gl G1 but it was pretty much useless

    is it normal temps, should i get a better heatsinks with a fan?



  • Think you’ll find your shooting through the memory on the pi the only one that I’ve managed to have running for two days is the pi 4 with 4Gb of memory that seem to be ok on memory, but needs a big heatsink and an active fan, temps on min have been 61c but that’s not with the fan active my fan only activates when the tv is on then again the nest has recorded temps of 38/39c in the house so it’s not doing bad, the Pi4 is the hottest of the bunch.
    You say it’s not running it the screen off or the pi just running raspbian normally pm2 is running all the time so regardless of it being on a different screen or the screen turned off MagicMirror is running, you would have to pm2 stop MagicMirror in terminal but 47c looks like normal temps


Log in to reply