Originally Posted by apxitektop
I don’t have any radiators yet on m2 sockets,
I`ve m2 970 evo plus samsung, with 60-65C in default temperature, my ssd in first "M2A_socket", near CPU socket,
can i change location "970 evo plus" on M2C_Socket or M2B. Does will be a negative effect with m2 speed in this sockets?
The advantage of the M2A_socket is that the PCIe lanes are direct to the CPU. Where as the M2A_ & M2B_ sockets PCIe lanes are connected/linked through the x570 Chipset. The performance advantage you have with your Evo Plus being in "M2A_socket" really depends on the sort of workloads you're running. For regular desktop/gaming usage you will probably not notice any difference what-so-ever, unless all you do is run benchmarks. Even then it so small as to be completely negligible. Keep in mind though that when you use the chipset linked sockets (M2B_ & M2C_) for your SSD that other devices (dependent on the configuration) will be hanging off that link as well (SATA, USB, Ethernet etc.), and that could lead to bandwidth contention in some unlikely scenarios. For example if you install a second SSD in M2B and you are doing a lot of copying of data between the too.
TLDR; You will probably not feel any adverse impacts, except for extreme workload scenarios.
Now, regarding the statement you made about not having any radiators on your M.2 sockets. Does that mean you have not installed the included M.2 heat sinks, or that you are not using a third-party heat sink instead of the included heat sink? If it means that you are not using any heat sink at all (included or third-party), I would suggest that you definitely use the included heat sink at minimum. Especially in the M2A socket area, as you get a lot of radiant heat in that location coming from the GPU back plate, regardless if your using a reference blower or axial fan style cooler (with the later axial fan style coolers dumping even more heat in that area).
Whether or not you choose to use the included M.2 heat sinks, or go with a custom third-party model is another topic as it's subjective to the user experience. I have used both and found that the difference for me is negligible so, if there is one included I just use that. But that's just me. The point is, no matter what heat sink you choose, use one.
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Last edited by Delta9k; 07-03-2020 at 11:51 AM.