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How to place heatsinks on the Raspberry Pi 3 B+

Raspberry Pi 3B+ heatsinks

Time needed: 2 minutes

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 get less hot thanks to the heatsinks.

Even if it is not mandatory to place heatsinks, it is advisable if you want to avoid CPU throttling and loss of performances.

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

  1. What you 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, have a look at this heatsink set available in our shop ๐Ÿ˜‰.

  2. Place the heatsinks onto your board

    As shown in the figure below, it is very easy to place 2 aluminium heatsinks which are already provided with thermal adhesive.Raspberry Pi 3B+ heatsinksRemark: Often the heatsink kits are composed of 1 large & 2 small pieces. We dont need the second small piece. This third heatsink is only necessary for other Raspberry Pi boards.

If you are looking for any Raspberry Pi related stuff, have a look at our shop.

And if you are interested in learning to program electronic components on your Raspberry Pi, we have a nice GPIO discovery kit which contains all the things you need tot start. Thanks to our online tutorials, you’ll progress very quickly.

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