Question M.2 Under GPU Thermals?

Oct 24, 2020
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Hi everyone!
I have the ASUS ROG STRIX X570-F GAMING motherboard.

On this board, one of the m.2 heat sinks is right underneath the GPU...
Should I be concerned about these components heating/upsetting each other, particularly when gaming?

If so, should I put my primary (OS, apps, games) m.2 in the second slot instead?
EDIT: Just realised I've possibly posted this in the wrong section, but cannot move or delete it myself, sorry about that!
 

RealBeast

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On that board you can use either and get the same performance and not worry about disabling any other ports (SATA) or affecting the PCIe x16 slots. I would put it in M.2_2 just because it is easier to access (without having to remove the GPU).
 
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I would put it in M.2_2 just because it is easier to access (without having to remove the GPU).
I have two m.2 drives so both slots will be filled, but one will be doing a LOT more work than the other, so I was concerned from a thermal standpoint
 

RealBeast

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I have two m.2 drives so both slots will be filled, but one will be doing a LOT more work than the other, so I was concerned from a thermal standpoint
The OS drive would be the one with the higher workload so I'd probably put that in M2_2, which is more open for airflow, just an impression though as I've not done or read any testing on it.
 
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The OS drive would be the one with the higher workload so I'd probably put that in M2_2, which is more open for airflow, just an impression though as I've not done or read any testing on it.
I did search all over before asking but I couldn't find a reliable answer. Some people said the GPU would actually COOL the m.2, others said it dumps heat right onto it... :unsure:
 

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