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RetroPie Freeze after couple of hours

  • i have raspberry 3b+ , So after a few hours my retro freeze and i need to power off and power on .
    i have it overclock -


    Help anyone ?

  • Global Moderator

    @shavecat said in RetroPie Freeze after couple of hours:



    anyways, if you have freezing, your overclock is almost certainly too aggressive. difficult to tell which particular part of the overclock is unstable as every board is different. i would take away all overclocks and then slowly reintroduce them until you get instability again.

    (although i wouldn't overclock at all as i think it's mostly pointless!)

  • @dankcushions said in RetroPie Freeze after couple of hours:


    okay will try thanks.

  • still getting stuck .
    Weird cause the Temp' never going up from 60'.

  • Global Moderator

    @shavecat can you post your config.txt? remember you need to remove all overclocks, not just the over_voltage.

    it won't be a temperature issue. pi downclocks if the temperature gets too high. it will be a silicon limit issue.

  • @dankcushions
    okay so this is with no overclock -

    # For more options and information see
    # Some settings may impact device functionality. See link above for details
    # uncomment if you get no picture on HDMI for a default "safe" mode
    # uncomment this if your display has a black border of unused pixels visible
    # and your display can output without overscan
    # uncomment the following to adjust overscan. Use positive numbers if console
    # goes off screen, and negative if there is too much border
    # uncomment to force a console size. By default it will be display's size minus
    # overscan.
    # uncomment if hdmi display is not detected and composite is being output
    # uncomment to force a specific HDMI mode (this will force VGA)
    # uncomment to force a HDMI mode rather than DVI. This can make audio work in
    # DMT (computer monitor) modes
    # uncomment to increase signal to HDMI, if you have interference, blanking, or
    # no display
    # uncomment for composite PAL
    #uncomment to overclock the arm. 700 MHz is the default.
    # Uncomment some or all of these to enable the optional hardware interfaces
    # Uncomment this to enable the lirc-rpi module
    # Additional overlays and parameters are documented /boot/overlays/README
    # Enable audio (loads snd_bcm2835)

  • Global Moderator

    @shavecat said in RetroPie Freeze after couple of hours:


    that setting is pointless btw:

    buuuut, everything else seems fine. if you're still getting instability, it is most likely a bad PSU or cable problem.

  • @dankcushions said in RetroPie Freeze after couple of hours:


    Cable !
    order new one online ...
    thanks a lot :)

  • Global Moderator

    @dankcushions I think @shavecat posted the default config.txt, not the one used to overclock..

  • Notice the usage of a custom kernel in the posted configuration:


    Perhaps would be recommendable to switch to the stock kernel to discard that factor.

  • Global Moderator

    @hhromic Not really sure that's the culprit, that's the kernel image used to get Wine working - see the (rather recent) Diablo-on-Wine-on-Retropie thread. But for a 3B+ it might be a factor, given the frequent updates added by the Raspbian team to stabilize it on this new model.

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