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  • #112203
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    cascacure
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    Hey there guys,

    I’ve recently installed RetroPie 3.2.1 onto my RPi2 via 64gb sdcard.

    I have successfully installed / paired wireless ps3 controllers, installed sselphs scraper, and the rp-video-manager, that’s about it for the side packages.

    It is worth noting I have applied retroresolutions tested overclock settings found here http://blog.petrockblock.com/forums/topic/overclocking-and-stress-reliability-testing-the-raspberry-pi/ to my /boot/config.txt file

    Anyway, my problem is this, during gameplay (PSX and SNES so far..) I am randomly locking up / hard freezing. No controller / keyboard inputs register, and I have to pull out the power cord (Yikes).

    Upon rebooting, everything seems to work fine, until the next random freeze during gameplay. (Sometimes 10 min into gameplay, sometimes 3-4 hours)

    Anyway to diagnose the problem? Any checks I can run to see if my SDCard is corrupted? I have formatted the card and written the Retropie image to it numerous times.

    It’s worth mentioning I have all 4 USB ports on my RPi2 occupied, one port being a non-powered USB hub I use for controllers. I am using a 2.5A PSU.

    Any / all help greatly appreciated, thanks.

    #112206
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    cascacure
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    Edit: I am running the mprime cpu test currently, will move onto memtester ram test afterwards and then finally the sd storage stability test script.

    Anything else I should be doing? Any logs I can check to further narrow possible defects down? Much thanks.

    #112212
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    herbfargus
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    Check power supply/cables, check for SD card corruption, the only way to really narrow it down may be to check with diff hardware to see if you get the same results.

    #112250
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    atimmins
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    Sounds like it is overclocked too high. Not every setting works with every pi. Try setting it to a lower overclock level and see if your problem goes away.

    #112267
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    cascacure
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    Thank you for the replies guys, I will give your suggestions a shot.

    I was able to successfully run all 3 tests to completion, with no problems (mprime, memtest and sd card stability.sh) earlier documented in by retroresolution here.

    Overclocking and Stress / Reliability testing the Raspberry Pi

    I will consider a new power strip, a new PSU, and certainly, editing my boot/config.txt overclock settings if the problem persists, I’ll keep you guys posted.

    Thanks for your help, very appreciated.

    #112268
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    herbfargus
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    But yeah overclocking too high sounds like it’s the main culprit as that’s happened to me in the past too.

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