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Offline 11Bravo

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Pi Heat Sinks
« on: September 14, 2014, 09:35:44 PM »
Are sinks necessary for the Pi?

I looked at some offered with cases that looked like they had a double sided tape to stick them on the chip.
Seems like that tape would prevent the heat sinks ability to dissipate heat.

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Re: Pi Heat Sinks
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2014, 10:15:56 PM »
i have never used them. we are not over clocking the chip
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Re: Pi Heat Sinks
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2014, 10:45:29 PM »
Thanks Sean,  I was going to buy a case with heat sinks if they were needed. but I could not see how they would be very effective with the tape barrier.

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Re: Pi Heat Sinks
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2014, 04:21:46 AM »
I checked the CPU temp with an infrared thermometer. During a show, the temp was 4F above ambient. Don't bother with a heatsink.

 

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