DougieLawson wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:45 pm
DarkPlatinum wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:42 pm
I think heatsinks made for any Raspberry Pi should be ok with the Raspberry Pi 3B +. All chipsets are of similar size.
The discussion is whether they're a complete waste of time and money or not.
I vote not a waste. At least, depending on what you use the Pi for.
For example, I'll use my own sotuation.
I run a program on my Pi that is really not intended to run on such a low spec device.
As a result, the Pi gets hot, the Pi throttles and becomes next to unresponsive, making it near impossible to even turn the Pi off.
The addition of a heatsink, keeps the Pi cool enough to never throttle, and runs whatever I demand of it somewhat fine.
So the answer to your question is; it depends