JustCurious
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Heatsinks?

Sun Jun 08, 2014 10:37 am

Does the RPi need heatsinks?

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Re: Heatsinks?

Sun Jun 08, 2014 10:38 am

No


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JustCurious
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Re: Heatsinks?

Mon Jun 09, 2014 12:51 pm

There are heatsinks available. For what are they needed?

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Re: Heatsinks?

Mon Jun 09, 2014 12:59 pm

The only reason to use a heatsink is in a contrived situation where you wish to override the safeguards on the Pi and run a particularly resource intensive benchmarking program or game which would other wise run too slow.

My advice to those people is to get a faster machine. A pony isn't a racehorse, no matter how many oats you feed it :lol:

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Re: Heatsinks?

Mon Jun 09, 2014 1:07 pm

JustCurious wrote:There are heatsinks available. For what are they needed?
So people can make some money?



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Re: Heatsinks?

Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:27 pm

JustCurious wrote:There are heatsinks available. For what are they needed?
They are like adding flames to your car. They make it "cooler". XD

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