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Which m.2 slot to use

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Hey guys so I just bought a prime x570 pro for my all white build and I noticed the heatsink is for the m.2 slot 2 not the 1 does it matter which slot I use in terms of speed because I would like to use that heatsink

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Rtx 3080
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A excellent time to rip open the manual you got with your motherboard or the digital version from the manufacturers website (ASUS) which will answer this question for you!
 

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M.2_1 is wired directly to the CPU, so with your 5950X using that slot will technically be faster. However, the difference won't be noticeable so use whichever slot you want.

A excellent time to rip open the manual you got with your motherboard or the digital version from the manufacturers website (ASUS) which will answer this question for you!

Have you looked at the manual? It doesn't exactly make it clear which one to use. If anything it makes it a little confusing because the only thing it really tells you is that M.2_1 will run at PCI-E 3.0 if a 1st or 2nd gen Ryzen processor is used, making it sound like that is the inferior slot.
 
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if the nVme Heatsink has a thermal pad (as they often do), be sure to peel off the plastic coating layer before installing it on your drive.
 
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M.2_1 is wired directly to the CPU, so with your 5950X using that slot will technically be faster. However, the difference won't be noticeable so use whichever slot you want.



Have you looked at the manual? It doesn't exactly make it clear which one to use. If anything it makes it a little confusing because the only thing it really tells you is that M.2_1 will run at PCI-E 3.0 if a 1st or 2nd gen Ryzen processor is used, making it sound like that is the inferior slot.
Yea I looked at the manual but it wasn’t very clear on which one to use

M.2_1 is wired directly to the CPU, so with your 5950X using that slot will technically be faster. However, the difference won't be noticeable so use whichever slot you want.



Have you looked at the manual? It doesn't exactly make it clear which one to use. If anything it makes it a little confusing because the only thing it really tells you is that M.2_1 will run at PCI-E 3.0 if a 1st or 2nd gen Ryzen processor is used, making it sound like that is the inferior slot.
So will It run at 4.0 with a ryzen 3rd gen or 5th gen
 
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if the nVme Heatsink has a thermal pad (as they often do), be sure to peel off the plastic coating layer before installing it on your drive.
Why would they do that? No one ever does that the first time. :p
 
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Why would they do that? No one ever does that the first time. :p
But I did...
Does that make me weird?

OP, use the top slot. It has the most possible speed, though it will likely make no difference when you're using it.
 

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Yea I looked at the manual but it wasn’t very clear on which one to use


So will It run at 4.0 with a ryzen 3rd gen or 5th gen

Just try them both and just see.
 
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Hey guys my bad last question is the motherboard I picked good other then the fact it has no WiFi (I use Ethernet) like is it good for overclocking and gaming

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