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- raymateParticipant04/05/2016 at 12:41Post count: 46raymateParticipant03/30/2016 at 04:54Post count: 46
@pi-guy You have some good ideas there, Have a few cases and your right most don’t have good ventilation/holes
For my final config I have ordered a generic looking case from Amazon it has no fan but does have mount points for a fan with plenty of vent hole at the bottom and top, as such I may pull the air out of the case with the fan I hope this will draw air over the board from the bottom vent holes. I have a few 40mm fans lying around but ordered a 40mm noctua 5v fan for the reduce db level that it has,
Running the fan from the GPIO pins 5v rail.
Not going to bother with heat sink I feel the fan will be enough. With my 40mm fan testing I have dropped the temp a good 15-20c thats plenty I believe.
I have used heatsinks on my pi1 and pi2 but to be honest I don’t think they really need them
But your right over clocking will not kill a Pi but the heat will. Like you I have run my over clocked pis for years now with just heat sink and in cases with no ventilation to speak of and they are still running fine.
The Pi3 clocking settings are more hit and miss at the moment, It would be nice if an official overclock setting was released by the Pi Foundation
Once I get my fan and case sorted I will add a pic, the fan will be with me next week the case on the other hand is on a boat from China so who knows :)
Not that I’ve seen, I keep hearing that overclocking will shorten the life of the Pi but I didn’t have any issues with overclocking the Pi2 for almost 2 years. I honestly believe that purely overclocking the Pi doesn’t reduce the life – heat does (experience: Sr. Systems Administrator for fortune 500 company) – so if you don’t have a proper cooling solution and if you don’t keep an eye on temperatures to make sure the solution is “acceptable” then you’re looking at frying it. The reason I’m trying to overclock is Rom/Emulator performance – some Roms play much better with overclocked settings especially PS, N64 and DreamCast roms. For instance Super Smash Bros on N64 and MDK II on Dreamcast can be tweaked to be pretty-playable with overclock settings – Menu’s look like garbage but game play is decent.
I’ve been thinking of getting a cooling solution myself. I’ve seen (on Ebay) heatsinks with fans attached (yes, screwed onto the heatsink) probably best solution for my setup. You’ll definitely want to either go with a fan-in-case or a modular case (like the official rasp pi case) where you can remove the top without the case falling apart. I saw a few youtube videos, one guy does specific measurements with/without fan, with/without heatsink, and combinations of the 4. According to his results, the heatsinks are worthless but for as cheap as they are I would probably do it regardless. I noticed about a 5-10C change on my Pi2 after installing 3 heatsinks w/o fan. And the heat sinks are soo cheap – plus it kind of makes the board “look” a bit more sophisticated. No matter where you buy the heatsinks from I would almost certainly rip the tape off and replace it with double-sided thermal tape – you can remove the original tape from the heatsinks with a razor blade and alcohol. I love that they have the fans powered by the GPIO board now and provide the proper connectors for it. I’d also be curious if there’s a way to change the fan speed, I’d probably run mine at a higher RPM – the fan would probably die faster but for $5 to replace….who cares? As for push/pull – it again depends on your case IMHO, most Pi cases I’ve seen have poor ventilation, I would most likely push from outside case to inside case if your using a standard case, pulling from inside the case to the outside may decrease fan life due to lack of ventilation. My thoughts…when I get a fan/heatsink combo…is that I would create some ventilation holes/strips at strategic locations along the sides of the case using a Dremel tool. Just my two cents. Let me know what you decide to go with if you have time.
[/quote]raymateParticipant03/30/2016 at 02:07Post count: 46
That almost worked, but when I get to the wizard it does not register the controller button as keyboard key
[quote=121869]Wait a minute. Are we talking about the same controller as in this topic? If so it, indeed, “behaves” like a keyboard and not as a game controller. To use it do:
Make sure no keyboard is connected to your Pi (other than the X Arcade Stick), connect a controller to navigate through RetroPie’s menus and:
- In RetroPie/Emulationstation go to: “RetroPie (the config menu) –> RetroPie setup –> Setup/configuration (to be used post install) –> Configure Retroarch controller –> Configure keyboard for use with RetroArch”.
- It should pop up a wizard that asks you to press keys on your keyboard (to use instead of a controller).
- Then press keys on your ‘AES stick’.
Now remove the temporary controller and use the X Arcade Stick to play.
[/quote]raymateParticipant03/29/2016 at 04:15Post count: 46
Still no luck but it seems the joystick output like a keyboard, this explains why Retropie does not let me set it up on a first time run, it simple thinks no controller is attached, when in the menu to register a controller the joystick can navigate up and down the menus but thats it.
Not sure how this helps as I can’t see how I an make this work with the games.raymateParticipant03/29/2016 at 04:11Post count: 46raymateParticipant03/27/2016 at 18:05Post count: 46
[quote=121644]I know the Pi foundation has said heat sinks are required for overclocking the pi3…
Could that have been an issue with the corruption?
In my case I don’t think so I have a fan running on it, it does not seem to go over mid 50sraymateParticipant03/27/2016 at 17:03Post count: 46
[quote=121630]“After a great many tests, in a large number of combinations, my machine appears to be stable with the following settings:
Raspberry Pi 3 Stable Overclock Values
Its all a bit hit and miss on the Pi3 I was using settings basically the same and I started to get corruption and now no boot, lucky I backed my Retropie setup before I started to play.
Before messing with the over clock on pi3 backup up first or use a old card for testing. It seems not as simple as with Pi2 and Pi1, this maybe why in the official overclock menu it says no overclock available.raymateParticipant03/26/2016 at 14:43Post count: 46
Yes pushed mine to:
Seems OK right now, been running it for a couple of days, I will add for sure a small FAN it’s getting hot :)
With regards to fans is anyone using a fan to cool Pis? just ordered a small 40mm 5v fan and wondered are people pushing or pulling air over the CPU, I’m just going to use fan no heatsink. Iv read it’s about the same, any real world results with pis in casesraymateParticipant03/24/2016 at 02:44Post count: 46raymateParticipant03/19/2016 at 17:46Post count: 46raymateParticipant03/06/2016 at 23:51Post count: 46raymateParticipant03/06/2016 at 20:17Post count: 46raymateParticipant03/06/2016 at 16:33Post count: 46raymateParticipant03/05/2016 at 04:23Post count: 46raymateParticipant03/05/2016 at 04:16Post count: 46raymateParticipant03/05/2016 at 03:56Post count: 46raymateParticipant02/28/2015 at 02:46Post count: 46raymateParticipant02/22/2015 at 14:10Post count: 46
<div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>epiczamz wrote:</div>
1: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade -y
2: cd RetroPie-Setup
3: sudo ./retropie_setup.sh
4: update setup script
this is how i do it
When I try to update from 2.4 to 2.6, I tried the quote above. But I get this message back: “Fetched the latest version of the RetroPie Setup script. You need to restart the script”. I then press OK, Cancel, and run sudo ./retropie_setup.sh again with the same message. What am I doing wrong?
Also, is there a way or a syntax to check which RetroPie version I’ve got?
Agree a simple line to enter to show us what we are running.
I can understand this project is rather complex the team is basically pulling in different emulators from different sources and some stuff maybe out of there control.
But something we can enter that shows us all the current live emulators and the respective version would be great.
Or some sort of gui for the updating stuff would be nice.
Sometimes I feel it’s just easier to setup fresh and add the roms againraymateParticipant02/22/2015 at 14:06Post count: 46
As a reference I found a N64 emulator for my Mac and I used the sam ROMs i’m using on the Pi and they play fine so I know its the emulator on the Pi.
I have over clocked the Pi and I can say that it’s not running them at full speed, the emulator on my Mac shows 30 fps constant and side by side I would say the Pi is in places going down to about 15-20 fps.
I guess it’s early days still for the Pi2 and code needs to be optimised for the extra cores.raymateParticipant02/22/2015 at 14:01Post count: 46
[quote=88556]Hi raymate, I successfully configured my F310. The middle logitech logo button is #8. I use it as the exit button and it works great.
Here are the lines i added at the end of my opt/retropie/configs/allretroarch.cfg
input_player1_joypad_index = "0" input_player1_b_btn = "0" input_player1_y_btn = "3" input_player1_select_btn = "6" input_player1_start_btn = "7" input_player1_up_axis = "-1" input_player1_down_axis = "+1" input_player1_left_axis = "-0" input_player1_right_axis = "+0" input_player1_a_btn = "1" input_player1_x_btn = "2" input_player1_l_btn = "4" input_player1_r_btn = "5" input_player1_l2_axis = "+2" input_player1_r2_axis = "+5" input_player1_l3_btn = "9" input_player1_r3_btn = "10" input_player1_l_x_plus_btn = "h0right" input_player1_l_x_minus_btn = "h0left" input_player1_l_y_plus_btn = "h0down" input_player1_l_y_minus_btn = "h0up" input_player1_r_x_plus_axis = "+3" input_player1_r_x_minus_axis = "-3" input_player1_r_y_plus_axis = "+4" input_player1_r_y_minus_axis = "-4" input_exit_emulator_btn = "8" input_enable_hotkey_btn = "8"
Thank you I shall try that, just got this F310 it seems OK, it was cheap from AmazonraymateParticipant02/22/2015 at 13:57Post count: 46
[quote=88437]1: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade -y
2: cd RetroPie-Setup
3: sudo ./retropie_setup.sh
4: update setup script
this is how i do it
Thats seems a bit to easy,
Step 1 is updating the Pi… isn’t it?
Step 4 dos the scrips, that seems logical.
But I see option to update the binaries, it’s that surely the thing we want to do?raymateParticipant02/21/2015 at 14:57Post count: 46raymateParticipant02/21/2015 at 13:50Post count: 46raymateParticipant02/21/2015 at 04:15Post count: 46raymateParticipant02/21/2015 at 03:23Post count: 46raymateParticipant02/06/2015 at 13:39Post count: 46
Using the standard 2.3, going to try the 2.4.2 beta tonight see what happens.
All I have done downloaded the image, Format card, restore image to card, SSH in added some 2600 ROMS that are working in other emulators, config joypad.
Nintendo ROMS work fine, I also see the lines on the supplied PC games, Doom etc.
I’m running the older Model B with 512raymateParticipant02/06/2015 at 04:33Post count: 46
Created a new card from scratch, this time did not update any software and it worked, now I was able to config the controller.
This was a basic logitech controller I had, still can’t make it see my Neo Geo USB arcade stick. But the joypad is a start.
Thanks for you helpraymateParticipant02/06/2015 at 03:28Post count: 46raymateParticipant02/06/2015 at 02:13Post count: 46raymateParticipant02/06/2015 at 02:06Post count: 46
Hi, thanks for the reply.
I have followed that video and in fact did do that (register the USB controller)
The issues I get is I’m as the screen when it says please make sure only the USB controller is plugged in, I press enter on the OK then it goes straight to the window telling me the file has been saved it does not give me the window to press the button to config them.
Before that window comes up I do see for a second the black window that I assume is the one to enter the button presses.
Any ideas what I can do now, even tried it with no keyboard plugged in but of course I have no way to press enter not he OKraymateParticipant02/05/2015 at 13:44Post count: 46