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- Raspberry Pi Frequently Asked Questions
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- Q: What is the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B?
A: The Raspberry Pi 2 Model B is the latest single board computer to be released by the Raspberry Pi Foundation. It is the highest spec variant of the Raspberry Pi perfect for learning, coding, and creating your own projects.
- Q: What's better about the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B?
A: The major differences are that it comes with a quad core processor which gives you up to 6x faster processing speed, as opposed to a single core processor, and that it now features 1GB RAM, as opposed to 512MB.
Multiple processing cores allows for parallel processing. This means that in the past when you were using the Model A/+ or B/+ all tasks were queued or interrupted which results in you waiting for the single core processor to catch up with what you’ve asked it to do.
- Q: Is the Raspberry Pi Model 2 Model B the same size as the Raspberry Pi Model B+?
A: Yes, the dimensions of the board and I/O locations all remain the same.
- Q: Will my add-on board fit the Pi 2?
A: If your add-on board worked with your Raspberry Pi Model B+, it will work with the Pi 2 Model B. Further, we've tagged all the Pi accessories with which models they'll work. If you see a "Pi2" listed with your add-on board, the two will be compatible.
- Q: Does the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B run on the same software as the older boards?
A: The operating systems are the same, but the new board requires use of updated software. This can be downloaded here (http://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/), directly from the Raspberry Pi Foundation.
- Q: I don't know how to flash an SD card. Do you sell a card with the software pre-installed?
A: We have a pre-flashed card available on the "accessories" section of our website page.
- Q: Will the older boards still be available?
A: We will continue to carry all models of the Raspberry Pi as availability allows.
- Q: You’re out of stock. When will my order ship?
A: Quantities were limited when the product launched. The leadtime displayed with the board should be a fairly accurate representation of when the next shipment of boards is to arrive at our warehouse. Orders are filled on a first come-first served basis.