Evo 960 temp on AW 17r3

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  1. Klk450

    Klk450 Notebook Evangelist

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    Hello everyone, as the tittle suggest I recently bought a Samsung 960 EVO 500GB for my AW 17 r3 and I've noticed HWinfo displaying two temperatures for it. I've only just started installing a couple of games and the temperature for "drive temperature 2" is getting up to 85C, which leaves me baffled since the PM951 NVME that came with my laptop doesn't go beyond 60C. What can be done to alleviate some of the heat and which temperature should I follow since it's displaying two. https://imgur.com/24M0xSU
     
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  2. draxen

    draxen Notebook Consultant

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    I have the same problem in that HWInfo displays 2 temps for each 960 Evo. Personally I've just been ignoring the 2nd temperature. My reasoning is that I've seen it hit 90 degrees C but no thermal throttling occurs and the SSD reports no problems. I don't know where it's pulling the 2nd temperature from but I doubt that it's valid data.
     
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    Nothing much you can do. The newer NVMe drives run insanely hot. Even in desktops with good airflow they go to about 50-55*C. It's normal, just try not to get it to 100*C or such for prolonged periods.
     
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    Try switching places of SSDs.
     
  5. a_lunatic

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    I got a 960 EVO 500G in my AW 17 R3 and only had 1 temp for it but after messing with the HWinfo settings it is showing 2 now, 1 is maxed at 47, 2 is maxed at 70 within the last 4 and a half hours.
     
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    After using crystaldisk it shows the temperature that doesn't go beyond 60C, I guess I'll just ignore the second temperature from Hwinfo.
     
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    I just bought EK-M.2 NVME HEATSINK ( https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-m-2-nvme-heatsink-black ) and now my 960 EVO 500GB drive temperature 2 at hard gaming as BF1, GTA V doesn't go beyond 68 degree! Before it was able to get 90 C. At idle stays at max 55 degree vs 74 before.

    Of course there is a little problem - the height of the heatsink is too high, so you need to reduce it (look at the red circles in picture I uploaded). Otherwise you cannot put the bottom panel of the laptop. Something else ... you cannot put the nvme with hs in the port SSD 3 - only in SSD 2 works. :/

    I am attaching a pictures of my temps after I put the HS and one picture of the needed height.

    Machine specs: AW 15 R3 6700HQ GTX1070
     

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