In this short tutorial we’ll see where to place the heatsinks on the Raspberry Pi 3 B+. After completed this tutorial, your Raspberry Pi will be equipped with the necessary heatsinks.
Even if it is not mandatory to place heatsinks, it is advisable if you want to avoid throttling and loss of performances.
What you’ll need for this tutorial
You need a kit which includes the aluminium heatsinks for the Raspberry Pi 3 B+:
– 1 heatsink 14 x 14 x 6 mm (for CPU) with conductivity thermal adhesive
– 1 heatsink 9 x 9 x 5 mm with conductivity thermal adhesive
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Placing the heatsinks
As shown in the figure above, it is very easy to place nicely 2 aluminium heatsinks which are already provided with thermal adhesive.
Remark: Often the heatsink kits are composed of 1 large & 2 small pieces. We dont need the second small piece. This piece is only necessary for older Raspberry Pi boards.
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