[beagleboard] Beaglebone is heating up very fast

Do you have a way to measure it? If you hold your finger on the processor for a long time your finger will heat up leading you to think the part i getting hotter, but it isn’t. Best thing is to get an actual reading.

Also, the board will heat up due to all the components being close together, so I think what you may be seeing is normal, but until we get a real temperature, it is hard to tell.