Raspberry Pi: thermal images 2

There are some heatsinks for the Raspberry Pi and I wanted to evaluate if I need one.

So I decided to take some thermal images of it under typical load. I used my FLIR camera. Here are the first results.

Raspberry Pi - cabled

After 10min in idle mode (96% idle): 39°C CPU temperature

Raspberry - thermal image, after 10min

After 50min in idle mode (96% idle): 42.4°C CPU temperature
Raspberry - thermal image, after 50min

The hottest spot is not the CPU, but the companion chip.

In the next days I will post some thermal images of the Rasp.Pi working under heavy load.

Update: 27.01.13:
Here is the stress test thermal shot: Link

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