Aluminium Heatsink Case for Raspberry Pi 4 Black (Passive Cooling, Silent) (CE06582)

This is a placeholder topic for “Aluminium Heatsink Case for Raspberry Pi 4 Black (Passive Cooling, Silent)” comments.

Why use a heatsink and a case, when you can use a heatsink case?! This sleek, anodised aluminium case for Raspberry Pi 4 will give you 10-15°C of passive cooling under full CPU load. Pretty cool.

Read more

1 Like

I designed a 3D printable bracket to allow this case to be secured to a panel for a mobile application. Details here:


That’s awesome! Nice work Clyde, thanks for sharing. I’m getting tempted to buy a printer and have a go :slight_smile:


if your over clocking i would go with this unit it has dual fans …in my op passive just does not cut it for over clocking…i suggest this unit it looks like the extra vesa adapter the guy made will still adapt to it…

1 Like

This will be my go to for a basic setup …
Tested a couple of programmable fan modules and in my opinion, this passive cooler worked better.

In all my PC experience, processors need a heat sink and the air flow to remove the heat from around the heat sink. The fan modules were very close to the board not allowing the use of heat sinks. The fans were right over the processor but the hear ramped up much quicker than this passive device. Not using a heat sink caused a PC processor to die pretty quick some years back.

As @brian86770 said above if you are overclocking; the Dual Fan Aluminium Heatsink Case for the Raspberry Pi 4 Black would be the one.



Further to my previous.
Pi 4 with this heat sink has been used on and off and works well. Mostly to test stuff.
Have not done a stress test on it; so today I did using the excellent Tutorial from Sam.

Sits around 42 degrees C when idle.
Running test for about 10 minutes or so temperature climbed to 64 degrees.
It looked like it may have gone higher if run longer as it seemed to be slowly increasing, very slowly.
Location was not ideal not much airflow around it.

Based on this test I would use a fan if the Pi was to be on all the time or for any length of time.
Still this heat sink works for how I am using the Pi at this time.



Comparing the above test with another Pi 4 attached to a 7" screen with fan pulling air out but no heatsinks.
Recovery time is quicker as hot air is replace by cooler air.
But, Temperature reached over 70 degrees C during test.

My conclusion is the Pi needs a combination of heatsink and fan, similar to the official Pi 5 active cooler.
Another interesting point is the active cooler blows air in rather than trying to pull it out.

1 Like