I needed a cheap heatsink for my Raspberry Pi 3 that I use as a music player/server. To maximise performance, I wanted to overclock the computer for faster searching and handling of all my music. I’ve managed to overclock my main Stratum-1 NTP server to 1350MHz without any problems, but the dinky little aluminum heatsink was way to anaemic so I found a very cheap DIY solution to my problem. With this heatsink I can run the Raspberry Pi 3 at 1.5GHz all day at full tilt without any problems!
Warning: as of yet, there is no official support for overclocking the Raspberry Pi 3, so you could damage your small computer. Just a reminder…
The new version of Raspberry Pi 3 was released yesterday, so I naturally had to get two. I’m using two as Stratum-1 NTP servers and with the old Raspberry Pi 2 I had hit the roof when it came down to getting better time resolution. So when I read that a new 50% faster version had been released, I raced to the nearest store and got a couple. I have one experimental NTP server that isn’t handing out time on the internet and another one that is the main server, connected to the NTP Pool Project.
I installed the experimental Raspberry Pi 3 first, so I could test performance and try to overclock it. And it went very well.