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Originally Posted by Blameless View Post


The NAND doesn't need to be cooled at all.

It's the controllers that get hot, and the total thermal output is still low enough that modest air flow, a heatsink, or simply stuffing thermal pads between the M.2 device and the motherboard will significantly reduce temperatures.
Just doing this knocked ~40C off the load temps of my M6e:

http://cdn.overclock.net/5/55/5516bf99_PZaWKuR.jpeg

Idle to loaded Tdelta went from ~45C to 2-5C.

only problem i see with that solution is if you have an internal exhaust GPU cooler. then the heat pad works in reverse and actually absorb the heat that is dumped by the GPU biggrin.gif

if you have an alternative location where you can install the M.2, it would be more beneficial (instead of being directly beneath the hottest component in your system (GPU that dumps between 200 to 300w of heat into the system )
post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by psyclum View Post

only problem i see with that solution is if you have an internal exhaust GPU cooler. then the heat pad works in reverse and actually absorb the heat that is dumped by the GPU biggrin.gif

if you have an alternative location where you can install the M.2, it would be more beneficial (instead of being directly beneath the hottest component in your system (GPU that dumps between 200 to 300w of heat into the system )
I hadn't looked at the image. It would seem the engineer who put the M.2 there is completely out of touch with reality. doh.gif

Another option would be to move GPU to a lower PCIe socket .. assuming lower PCIe sockets are same.
post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by doyll View Post

I hadn't looked at the image. It would seem the engineer who put the M.2 there is completely out of touch with reality. doh.gif

Another option would be to move GPU to a lower PCIe socket .. assuming lower PCIe sockets are same.

actually he does have another M.2 slot between one of the lower PCIe slots. he simply need to move the SSD to the 2nd slot M.2 slot rather then the slot directly under the GPU 16x PCIe slot
post #14 of 15
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Originally Posted by psyclum View Post

actually he does have another M.2 slot between one of the lower PCIe slots. he simply need to move the SSD to the 2nd slot M.2 slot rather then the slot directly under the GPU 16x PCIe slot
One or the other.. 'Just do it!" biggrin.gifthumb.gif
post #15 of 15
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Originally Posted by psyclum View Post

only problem i see with that solution is if you have an internal exhaust GPU cooler. then the heat pad works in reverse and actually absorb the heat that is dumped by the GPU biggrin.gif

I have two internal exhaust GPUs and my M.2 temps still dropped by about 40C with just the thermal pads under the M.2's controller.

As long as your motherboard is cooler than the M.2, it will help.
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