Stadia can burn your Chromecast, and Google does not know what to do with it

Even at the launch of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, users had problems. There were even cases of breakdown

from overheating and defective components. Google is positioning Stadia as a separate platform to replace consoles, but could not get rid of the problems inherent in home gaming systems.

What is known

On the official "sabredite" Stadia, users began to complain about the first problems with the console. Moreover, the first players were upset not by a bad response or performance, but by overheating.

To access Stadia, the pioneersI had to buy the Founder’s Edition or the Premier Edition. The kit includes a three-month subscription, as well as a Chromecast Ultra media player, which allows you to broadcast service games on a TV screen. Stadia is a cloud service and all graphics calculations are carried out on Google servers, but, apparently, the player is not any easier on this.

Early users complain of extreme heatChromecast Ultra, moreover, the temperature is so high that the protective mechanism is activated and the device turns off. Some players write that Chromecast is very hot, but can withstand many hours of running, while others do not have time to spend ten minutes playing the game.

Google did not ignore the problem reports and commented on the situation in its own way:

“We understand that heating the device maycause concern, but we confirm that the Chromecast Ultra has no problems with overheating. During normal use (such as watching cat videos on YouTube), the surface of the device may become warm, but it works as planned. Our team conducted extensive testing of hardware, services, and games - including long sessions with games on Stadia and video - and did not find outages due to overheating. ”

Google kind of hinted to users thatThe problem is not with Chromecast. Buyers didn’t like this answer, but part of the player’s owners noted that the first versions of the console were very hot, especially when watching 4K content. In addition, Stadia launches games at 60 frames per second to improve response, which also loads the system.

Since Google did not provide an official solution, Reddit also found craftsmen who made their own cooling system:

“Although there is a CCU (Chromecast Ultra) in the designheat distributor, it is located under a plastic cover. The plastic cover interferes with the air vent, and this is a shame. A plastic lid with holes that fit against the heat sink would be a cheap and easy solution. ”


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