There is no “normal”… If my house is 21° and your house is 27°, then the pi temps will be different. If your pi has no case on it and my pi is in a case and tucked behind the TV, they will both have different temps.
You can say to him that is a skin problem and he need go to Kodi’s forum to ask about this behaviour, but say that “pi have a problem when it reaches > 83” when he is saying:
My Pi with Kodi 16 was 55ºC in idle, now is 75ºC
is obvious thattThe Pi now is +20ºC
Is a problem with the Pi? No
Is a software problem? Probably
Is a OSMC problem? Probably not
Connect your Pi to a battery and enjoy how the new “normal behaviour” is draining your battery.
Don’t “normalize” whithout reason that now the Pi is +20ºC. The new theme is more CPU consuming? Or is a bug in the new theme? (of course, no one of these are OSMC problems, but you can redirect the user to Kodi’s forum)
I would say it’s odd for it to the temp to rise between 16 and 17 but if so it’s definitely software related and it happened to me. on 16 my temps were like 55c-60c but when i first updated to 17 i was between 60c-70c. That’s sitting at my home screen and overclocking, after downloading all the updates for my apps i am now sitting at home over clocked and my temps are between 45c-50c. as long as it stays under 75 i wouldn’t worry but you can buy heatsinks (which i currently have) or buy a fan for it.(i have one coming in today) Currently when watching a movie on 17 i sit between 56c-60c, i feel safe with those temps under load. i’m just buying a fan so i can mess with overclocking more cause I’ve always been into that.
yeah the temperature honestly doesn’t bother me, unless my pi hits 80c i got no worries.Only reason i’m watching temps ATM is because of my overclock, just taking notes until i find the best stable condition.
I have my RPi 3, with OSMC Kodi 17 and RetroPie installed.
It is inside a WD Pi Drive enclosure with a 1TB usb 3.0 hdd.
The enclosure stands behind a Sony android TV, at around 10 cm from a wall.
Using standard OSMC interface
Using the command line:
It is currently reporting a temperature of 45C.
When browsing menus goes to 52C
When playing movies it will raise to 59C to 69C in a very random fashion depending entirely on the type of material being watched, audio resampling, etc … iBut I’ve never had seen it reach 70C
Currently the room temperature is around 18C (which also has a big influence).