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Advices about M.2 on Aorus H370

Advices about M.2 on Aorus H370
« on: November 10, 2019, 07:53:31 pm »
Hi guys,
at the moment I'm running windows 10 on sata SSD crucial MX500 250ĢB and it works fine. Exploiting a drop of price I've just bought M.2 XPG SX8200 PRO 500GB; by the reviews it seems to show a good perf/$

Now my questions:
- My mobo is AORUS H370 gaming 3 wifi and my cooler is Noctua NH-U12S with an additional noctua 120 pull fan. The M.2 slot is between CPU socket and GPU (zotac 1050ti mini), rather close to the cooler. I wouldn't like to take cooler apart just to place M.2 beacuse my temps are fine. Do you think i could be able to place M2 without removing cooler? It's my first M.2 drive Here's 2 pics about
https://ibb.co/XCzZ9cT
https://ibb.co/CpjDkFh
In many M.2 guides you find on youtube they place M2 before the cooler.

-The M.2 comes with a sticker-heatsink but my motherboard has already its heatsink (you can see it in the pic). Which heatsink should I use? The Aorus heatsink has a blue sticker that i think I should remove and it is 110 (xpg is 80) but I can fasten it on M.2 ssd with screw while xpg heatsink is just glued. I understood xpg doesn't run so hot anyway.

Thank you very much


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Re: Advices about M.2 on Aorus H370
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2019, 03:12:26 pm »
Hi guys,
at the moment I'm running windows 10 on sata SSD crucial MX500 250ĢB and it works fine. Exploiting a drop of price I've just bought M.2 XPG SX8200 PRO 500GB; by the reviews it seems to show a good perf/$

Now my questions:
- My mobo is AORUS H370 gaming 3 wifi and my cooler is Noctua NH-U12S with an additional noctua 120 pull fan. The M.2 slot is between CPU socket and GPU (zotac 1050ti mini), rather close to the cooler. I wouldn't like to take cooler apart just to place M.2 beacuse my temps are fine. Do you think i could be able to place M2 without removing cooler? It's my first M.2 drive Here's 2 pics about
https://ibb.co/XCzZ9cT
https://ibb.co/CpjDkFh
In many M.2 guides you find on youtube they place M2 before the cooler.

-The M.2 comes with a sticker-heatsink but my motherboard has already its heatsink (you can see it in the pic). Which heatsink should I use? The Aorus heatsink has a blue sticker that i think I should remove and it is 110 (xpg is 80) but I can fasten it on M.2 ssd with screw while xpg heatsink is just glued. I understood xpg doesn't run so hot anyway.

Thank you very much

Greetings,
I suggest you not complicate your life.  Get some cotton balls, some Q-Tips and isopropyl alcohol.  Remove the cooler and install the drive.  Apply new paste and be done. 

Trying to maneuver with the cooler installer might be possible, but you're going to be hating life (or yourself) one way or the other.
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