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    Samsung 950PRO cooling or heat sink

    Has anyone installed a heat sink on the Samsung 950PRO? I have done some testing using ISO disk copy/clone/move.

    Even using ATTO the drive without cooling hits 75C and throttles so I ended up adding a fan to blow right
    at it and that solved the overheat problem but is really ugly sitting on top of the video card lol!

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    That would prolly have to be a custom job I don't think anyone makes any cooling solutions for M.2 yet.

    I heard they pumped out heat and had some issues with thermal throttling and for the price and limited storage I went for normal 960GB Sata SSD's.

    There are some nice cases around that, lol have a big fan on the side over the GPU's, and over the motherboard like the Thermaltake Armour Revo which I have, its a nice case.

    Though another way you might skin the cat is to have a top radiator with the fans on it on suck (or just fans at the top if your on a custom loop) which would blow air over the M.2 socket/Dimm sockets like I've done as my active Corsair Dimm coolers, have metal clips I wasn't happy fitting as they posed a risk of shorting out on the back of the first GPU card.

    That would also stop you having to invalidate your warranty on the M.2.

    Personally I think your best option is perhaps a different case, failing that you'd prolly have to look towards Mapilins or another electronics outlet for some small static heatsinks, but attaching them would most likely invalidate your warranty, and or having to remove them for any reason risk physical damage.

    A Air cooling solution with a choice case seems like a better option to me, also perhaps a better looking one.
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    Depending on your real-life workload (and your aesthetic demand) you may judge my solution. As the controller only consumes a few watts in may be sufficent just to glue a small, passive heat sink onto it.
    Such as a VRAM heat sink, or in case you dont habe any simple metalplate might do the job improving temps (actually that is what I did because cost is 0 and time is 1 min ;-)).

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    On e-bay or similar site is possible to find copper heatsinks, best in black or silver cooler but could be and other.
    They could help lot. If temp stay on 75-80C no problems.
    Maybe could help and modified VRM heatsink from sold old graphic card similar size as whole M.2
    I will use that, why not. 3 points of thermal paste and they will stay.
    Arctic Alumina is best for that purpose but I afraid could be harder to remove later.
    She is pretty strong, maybe is better Ceramique or some similar thicker paste.

    Example...

    http://www.performance-pcs.com/mobo-...mosfet-coolers

    I anyway keep 120mm fan in DVD bay and he is very close to M.2 slot on R5E.
    With heatsink temps could drop 10-15C, maybe even more.
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    Thanks for some ideas. I want to keep the sticker on because I got it from micro center and if anything happens or a better one comes out I'll return it easily.

    I hoped there was a clip on or slide on heatsink out there that someone may know of. My case has 8 140mm noctua fans in there, 4 doing push/pull on the h110 in the top of the case and a 120 sitting on the video card so air flow was not a problem and did not help until I put that 9th fan in there.

    FYI the 3000rpm noctuas pulling aren't really as loud as the reviews say and if you use a shroud they have no whine.

    The drive will not go above 75C and trust me I tried for hours with no fans on running the drive at max r/w io.

    I'm going to go thru the heatsink box and see what I can come up with. I'm guessing some thermal compound won't hurt the sticker and though it's not going to be very efficient I'm sure it's better than nothing.
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    Set your rad fans to pull into the case and set them to run at high speed should blow a tornado through over your mobo near your M.2slot.

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    It has been said that the stickers metallic so conductive enough to slap a heatsink on

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    The poor thermal conductors - stickers, plastics, etc - are already on the device anyhow, securing any kind of heatsink over top will multiply surface area and can only improve thermal performance. Not as good as a properly-engineered thermal interface, perhaps, but better is always better.

    Try installing/moving fans or drives so that there's stronger airflow across the hottest parts?

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    the 950 Pro heats much more than the SM951 NVMe (same controller)
    With the latter, I'm at ~ 42° with Crystal Disk Mark (36 ° in idle)
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    I thought about it and ended up using a razor blade to peel the sticker up and then I put it on some random plastic shell that most things come in so I can save it and put it back if I need to return the drive.

    I found an old TO-220 heat sink and was trying to think of a way to hold it to the drive. I thought why not get extreme so I got a small dual bb fan and used a zip tie.

    Now even under massive load the drive never goes over 60C with no other fans on in the case, the little fan whistling away running wide open.

    I wonder if this fan generates any kind of EMF that may be colliding with the ram chips, it's actually almost touching them as you can see in the pics.

    The fan whine is minimal at full speed and if the other fans come on it's not a problem, with no load it's not even running since I put a temp sensor I put under it and manual fan profile I made that is assigned to that temp sensor thanks to Asus!

    Thoughts about the possible EMF? Also it is touching what looks to be a capacitor..

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