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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-24-2019, 10:56 AM - Thread Starter
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Evo Plus- Heatsink, do you remove your sticker?

I recently bought the Samsung Evo Plus 500gb. It could hit 70c (controller temp), so I put the EKWV nvme heatsink on it. Would you remove the front warranty sticker? How about the copper one on the back. Is there any point in placing the thermal pad on a sticker? Please provide your feedback.

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According to Samsung the sticker is thermally conductive, some kind of copper insert, and removing it voids your warranty. That said, i have removed the stickers on 2x 960 Pro, 1x 970 Pro, 1x 960 Evo, before mounting them to EK heatsinks or motherboard included heatsinks, its very easy as long as you are careful and patient, i pre heat the sticker, using heatgun, and use some very small pliers and all of them have come out fully in one piece, it can easily be re applied if needed. I didn't remove the back one, don't see the point, most heatsinks only have fins on the top.

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I totally agree. Ι believe the one in the back is thermally conductive (you can see the copper on the side). I removed the front one in one piece but I slightly damaged the edge. It is a tricky procedure. How do you put the thermal pad. I placed the soft adhesive side towards the metal and the shiny one towards the drive.
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