Does it make any difference to the LAN or SoC performance?
I never measured it and have no means to measure it. Its known to get hot though (temp above 40C but below 60C)jamesh wrote: Does it make any difference to the LAN or SoC performance?
I'm not aware of any throttling that goes on in that chip if it overheats, so the only effects this might have is to increase the total thermal mass of the device, and to provide a little extra heat disipation. ie instead of the heat going in to the PCB giving an overall heat increase (and the possibility the SoC hits a thermal limit earlier), it sheds more to the air.
that is from a model 1 raspberry pi - the newer ones need it even less, the best heat sink is the one that combines a metal case .jahboater wrote: ↑Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:38 amThermal images often show the LAN chip as the hottest component.
See this post for example:
https://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/q ... spberry-pi
However, I doubt it really needs a heat sink though, but it does no harm.
The kintaro heat sink (the best around I think) has a pad for the LAN chip.
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