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Why use a heatsink and a case, when you can use a heatsink case?! This blue, anodised aluminium case for the Raspberry Pi 4 will give you 10-15°C of passive cooling under a full CPU load. This case is great for situations where you want completely silent cooling, like home media centers.
It comes with a thermal pad to provide thermal contact between the CPU and top case, and a handy Allen Key and set of hex bolts to attach the case together.
The case gives you access to all of the ports, pins, and connectors. You can just about get away with using low-profile HATs and pHATs (those without bulky components on the underside) using one of our tall headers, but be extremely careful not to short any components on the metal top case!
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The metal work looks perfect but the thermal pads are impossible to use. When I tried to remove the protection cover from the pads, they torn. The Aluminum Heat-sink case is sitting useless in the trashcan. It's a wasting of money and especially time if you wait for it to arrive from your supplier.
Yeah, unfortunately like any sticker or label the paper can tear if you don't get a firm grip on it. Spare pads do come with the heatsink so give one of those a try. A small knife blade similar to one of these might be helpful in getting under the paper so you can remove it.
These heat sinks work very well keeping the Pi 4 cool. I use a tall header to add hats when using this style heat sink.