[SOLVED] ASUS ROG Strix X570-E Gaming + m.2 need thermal pads

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would anyone recommend i get thermal pads or paste for M.2 970 evo plus & 980 pro ive purchased along with MoBo, both m.2 slots have heatsinks, Never had an m.2 before so i do not know if it would be better esp! for 980 pro which is rated to run upto 90c.
 

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would anyone recommend i get thermal pads or paste for M.2 970 evo plus & 980 pro ive purchased along with MoBo, both m.2 slots have heatsinks, Never had an m.2 before so i do not know if it would be better esp! for 980 pro which is rated to run upto 90c.
Does the heatsink not have a pad pre-installed? My B550 Aorus pro ac has two m.2 slots both with heatsinks that came with pad pre-installed
 

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Does the heatsink not have a pad pre-installed? My B550 Aorus pro ac has two m.2 slots both with heatsinks that came with pad pre-installed
Sorry i forgot to mention i dont have the motherboard at the moment, its scheduled for Monday delivery & both nvme ssd will arrive today. also i just found another issue with having both M.2 slots populated with NVME Drives, do i have enough lanes for rtx3080 as later i plan on buying a 3080 when & if they ever get in stock, my question is will i lose performance using 2 nvme pcie ssd drives.
 

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Sorry i forgot to mention i dont have the motherboard at the moment, its scheduled for Monday delivery & both nvme ssd will arrive today. also i just found another issue with have both M.2 populated with PCIE NVME Drives, do i have enough lanes as later i plan on buying a 3080 when & if they ever get in stock my question is will i lose performance using 2 nvme pcie ssd drives.
There are enough lanes. 980 is 4.0. You need 4 for that. 16 for GPU. You're good. 970 is 3.0. No performance loss
 

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