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01-09-2020, 06:08 PM
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RE: Print42 - thermal printer software for Free42
(01-09-2020 02:19 PM)Thomas Okken Wrote:  I got one of these sets. It comes with a fan and a few heat sinks, which the setup guide calls optional, but since the machine started getting hot and throttling while installing the OS (the cursor turning into a thermometer to warn me, very cute), I put in the fan, and that helped. I'll add the heat sinks later.

Congratulations on your new PI4. I've been running PI's since the PI2.
Just a few comments, based on my experience. The PI4 definitely needs
heat sinks AND a fan. I prefer open on the side type cases. Allows for better
cooling of the board. I have about 12 pi's running at present - each doing
a particular application - mostly ham radio related. All are running
headless - no monitor or keyboard. I either ssh or vnc into them.
I'm very impressed with the latest Rasbian OS (which is Debian Buster).
So much so, that I have installed the PC Desktop version on an
older MacBook.

For most people, the 2GB version of the PI4 is all that's required.
I have deliberately tried loading a 4GB version - with three windows
streaming videos and two windows doing compiles, it was only using
a little less than 1 gb of memory. Smooth video and audio.

Enjoy your new little computer.

Smithville, NJ
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