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NVMe Temperature Help

arihershkowitz
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A few days ago, I finally upgraded to NVMe. I got a Samsung 970 Evo 250GB. I was so blown away by it, that today I bought a 970 Evo 1TB.
 
One problem tho, those things get HOT af. I don't like anything in my PC reaching 75c every now and again. I was wondering what I can do about that.
 
There is a sticker on it, which might contribute to the temp, but I think heat sink would be better than just removing the sticker.
 
So, do you have a 970 Evo? How's your temp? Thoughts on heat sink? Any models of that you've used before?
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I've got an 960evo and the sticker on it actually has some copper wires in it afaik which help to dissipate the heat. Mines got the motherboard heatsink in it though which keeps it around 60°C iirc. There are other third party heatsinks for nvme though, if you really can't stand it being 75°C.

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I got the OEM version - PM981, in my lappy. It does run very hot - under 100C after prolonged writes. I installed a M.2 heatsink with 2mm thermal pad (bought for under 3 bucks), now it runs cooler now. It will still throttle in long period of heavy writes, nevertheless the improvement is there. I didn't remove the sticker. I removed the original metal heatsink+thermal pad on the bottom chassis which does little to nothing to cool the SSD.

 

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Generally the high temps are caused by poor airflow, even with the slightest breeze they should run cooler, and yeah the sticker is actually a heatsink.

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6 hours ago, arihershkowitz said:
A few days ago, I finally upgraded to NVMe. I got a Samsung 970 Evo 250GB. I was so blown away by it, that today I bought a 970 Evo 1TB.
 
One problem tho, those things get HOT af. I don't like anything in my PC reaching 75c every now and again. I was wondering what I can do about that.
 
There is a sticker on it, which might contribute to the temp, but I think heat sink would be better than just removing the sticker.
 
So, do you have a 970 Evo? How's your temp? Thoughts on heat sink? Any models of that you've used before?

I have a ssd nvme Corsair MP500, when it is not in use it reaches 48-50 C. When I use it reaches 60-65C, it does not have a heatsink, but I think it takes some air from the CPU Fan.

I find normal temperatures for the performance provided by these components.

If I had a motherboard with disiators for M2, I would remove the label and very carefully apply thermal paste.

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Maybe something like this?

https://www.amazon.com/XPG-Storm-Cooling-Heatsink-ASTORM-C/dp/B077SSV15R

Or cutting a hole in the side of case with metal cutters and placing a 120 mm fan that is zip tied to the case there to blow air on it or pull the hot air away?

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if your case isnt a sweatbox, basic airflow is good enough. generally m.2 ssd has no thermal issue, besides nand chips like warmer working temps.

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