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    I guess, we can officially call 2_2 slot colder than 2_1.

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    It is pretty interesting to me that an M.2 SSD can get this hot considering its form factor is kind of slim. Anyway, can a BIOS update perhaps fix this? Or just place a few fans in your case to further improve the ventilation?

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    This isnt realy a "problem"... i never got my SSD so hot that it's throddle... There are tests they say you can write 250GB to the SSD befor the SSD throddles because of temps...

    So, there is not a real problem, but cooler is better and change the slot takes 2 minutes and brings 10°C under load, so i switched to 2_2...

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    It is pretty interesting to me that an M.2 SSD can get this hot considering its form factor is kind of slim
    The form factor IS the problem in some way.
    A super fast controller is packed in a tiny space with everything else.
    The heat would be distributed better if there was more space to be distributed on.

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    This isnt realy a "problem"... i never got my SSD so hot that it's throddle... There are tests they say you can write 250GB to the SSD befor the SSD throddles because of temps...

    So, there is not a real problem, but cooler is better and change the slot takes 2 minutes and brings 10°C under load, so i switched to 2_2...
    The drive will throttle as fast, as it heats up. I have seen test in witch poor ssds were pushed beyond 100c. Yes they throttled, throattled but continued to work. But I don't want to stress my drive to much by frying it, so I will stick heatsinks in it (as they arrive) and maybe add a cooler.

    Feeling mysefl a pioneer in moving to 2_2
    Last edited by Links; 02-28-2017 at 08:22 PM.

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    I've moved my M.2 back to M.2_1 now as I needed the sata ports. However this time I removed the plastic cover and will just leave it off. Doesn't look as nice but until they release some sort of 3d printing file I can modify into something usable it will have to do. Temps without the cover aren't actually that much worse than M.2_2, at least not like the 70c I was getting with the cover on. As for the pch rgb lights, I don't really use the lights on the motherboard anyways. Just some nice subtle UV light strips to go with my uv tubing.

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    Last edited by Links; 03-04-2017 at 12:42 PM.

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    Yes they work for me, these are similar http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/371498486697 I purchased 3 kits to have three large sinks that fit perfectly, self adhesive pads
    Also seen some black ones and copper ones if colour is important
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