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  • wsamh
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    If I buy a heatsink kit. Would the pi be able to handle if it is overclocked to 1ghz without buying a fan?

    anthony691
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    The general consensus seems to be that cooling offers no benefit.

    A lot of people run into card corruption problems in turbo mode, but in the vast majority of cases, these problems likely have nothing to do with heat.

    I keep my Raspberry Pi in turbo and it is quite stable (no corruption so far).

    trimmtrabb
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    As above, you don’t need heatsinks/fans the Pi even overclocked to 1000 will never reach high enough temps to warrant it

    wsamh
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    Then why does my pi freeze when I am trying to run games on turbo, But it is fine when I run at 900.

    anthony691
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    There seem to be a whole variety of reasons for crashes in turbo mode (you can search around or read the stickied thread on overclocking). A lot of people have had the same experience as you with stability at 900 but lockups at 1000.

    There are a small number of reports of freezing resolved by the installation of cooling, but I really don’t know what to make of these. Experts say that there is no benefit, and I’m inclined to believe them. You can probably get some heatsinks for $4, so why not give it a try just for fun?

    trimmtrabb
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    As above, some Pi’s seem to overclock better than others. Also your PSU could be a factor

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