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Placing heatsinks on the Raspberry Pi 3 B+

Raspberry Pi 3 B+ heatsinks

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.

If you have a Raspberry Pi 4, you better have a look at this tutorial.

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
If you’re missing a set, don’t hesitate to visit our shop:

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.

Raspberry Pi heatsink kit

If you are looking for a set of heatsinks, have a look at our shop.


Raspberry Pi GPIO discovery kit

And if you are interested in learning to program electronic components on your Raspberry Pi, don’t hesitate to visit our shop. We have a nice kit which contains all the things you need tot start.

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