Homebrew My New3DS gets kinda hot. Is that normal?

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Since I hacked it, my New3DS tends to get warm to the touch by the backplate when playing with it for about 20 minutes, specially when playing Metal Gear Solid 3D. Although it doesn't always get warm on the same area; it is mainly next to the MicroSD card, sometimes on the MicroSD card reader and very rarely on the battery. It doesn't get too hot to the point that it's annoying, but it gets warm. Is this normal?
 
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It is probably just warming up because of the processors might be doing a lot of processing, the MicroSD card might be in a lot of use, and you might be using a lot of power. Luma3DS could also be increasing the processor clock speed which would generate more heat. As long as the 3DS doesn't get too warm, I wouldn't worry about it.

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I've never experienced this with my n3ds, but I also don't play it. hack and store for me. :P I have played games on it in the past, and I don't remember that problem. my n3ds is a majora's mask one.
 

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It is probably just warming up because of the processors might be doing a lot of processing, the MicroSD card might be in a lot of use, and you might be using a lot of power. Luma3DS could also be increasing the processor clock speed which would generate more heat. As long as the 3DS doesn't get too warm, I wouldn't worry about it.
 
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There is an option in Luma3DS to force N3DS clock speed (it was higher than the original) in all games. This is not enabled by default as it may cause some instability, as games needed to be patched/coded from the ground up to guarantee compatibility.

It should not overheat your N3DS as it is not overclocking. The unit is running per design spec.

Heat (and more specifically, power) consumed by the unit will vary based on the game. I don't seem to recall mine ever getting warm. With that being said, I keep mine in a plastic shell, so I probably wouldn't have felt it even if it did.

N3DS uses very little power, and generates very little heat, so I wouldn't worry about it if I were you.
 

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