Raspberry Pi 3 Has a Heating Problem, Here’s Your $5 Solution
Raspberry Pi 3 is the unnamed top contender in the race of small form factor PCs and for the natural reasons, it already has major competitors less than a week after launch. However, this little thing is quite powerful as compared to its predecessor, which gives it an edge.
The problem is, being better at power goes directly proportional with greater level of heat being produced. And in the case of RPi3, we are talking about 60 percent performance boost over the last iteration and that too in the same sized design with almost the same cooling functions.
Naturally this has given rise to an overheating problem.
But don’t worry too much, a company named LoveRPi already has a solution for you that not only works but is also pretty cheap. The LoveRPi Heatsink Set costs only $5 and you get two heatsinks, one for the LAN and another for the CPU.
Place these on top of the Raspberry Pi 3 and you can say goodbye to the overheating problem.
The product description on Amazon reads “This is a must have addon for the Raspberry Pi 3. Exact Fit Heatsink Set for Raspberry Pi 2/3 Model B. Reduces CPU and LAN Temperature in Enclosed and Overclocked Environments. Comes with a large straight fin heatsink and a small straight fin heatsink.”
Also, here are the basic specifications provided by LoveRPi:
- Double Sided 3M Thermal Adhesives
- Exact Fit for Raspberry Pi 2/3 Model B (Pi Not Included)
- Aluminum Straight Fin Design
- Heatsink for CPU (1cm tall), Heatsink for LAN (5mm tall)
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