- Dec 15, 2007
Vertical mount? Yeah, I mean its only peaking at that temp, my room might have been on the warm side as wellYou can also look for some kind of spot cooling... my motherboard came with a chipset fan standoff and I used it to direct the airflow of a 50mm fan over my NVMe drive when it was in the flat-on-the-motherboard position. (It's been moved to the vertical mount so I don't need the active cooling any more).
As per my previous comment... while getting fresh air onto it might be optimum, as long as your interior case temps aren't crazy high you can get away with finding a way to ensure airflow over the M.2 Drive.
Looking to put some active cooling onto a NVMe drive and my MB ships with a chipset fan adapter than can accommodate either 40 or 50mm fans. Does anybody have first hand experience with a 3 or 4 pin fan in this size that doesn't sound like a bloody gnat 24/7? I've also got a thermal probe I...hardwarecanucks.com
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Yeah , the NB handles the first NB slot ( the one im using ) plus as I mentioned, I will like to save the 16x for my gpu and possible second gpu.Double check your motherboard manual for the schematic showing the distribution for PCIe lanes, it might be as you say, or a different way. I've seen sometimes the Cpu providing only the first 16x slot and then the Northbridge handled the rest. So double check, maybe your M.2 *is* fastest in the M.2 slot, so you'll have to decide if the small performance hit of going through the NB (if it does) is worth the extra heat of it being flat against the mobo.
Sooo , im looking into some fans!