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Which Slot is Best for PCIe Gen 3 x4?

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Which Slot should i use or does it matter?

I'm looking at the M2M_32G (top) or the M2P_32G (bottom). The top slot has a real good heatsink on it and i don't believe it will fit the bottom.
I've only got 3 regular SSDs so the sata 3 4 and 3 5 on the top slot are unoccupied.

https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AData/SX8200_Pro_1_TB/

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I went ahead and pulled the trigger.

When i removed the heatsink on the top slot there was other components underneath other than the basic resistors and diodes. The components looked to be related to CPU and graphics card interface. So to avoid any kind of frequency interference or heat issues from it being stuck in between two major heat sources, i chose the bottom slot. That slot is a virtual desert.
 
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how is the drive performing?
I snagged one as well, but already is cloned and half full so not premium numbers in every benchmark.
I use pcie 3 x4 with an bifurcated asus hyper m2 v2 daughter card containing four nmve slots.
 
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All the slots should perform the same on that board.
 

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Doesnt mattee, read your board manual, also the less heat from other sources the better.
 
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On my board, I have 3 m.2 slots but it turns off certain SATA ports if I install in certain slots. Motherboard manual will tell you which to do.
 
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On my board, I have 3 m.2 slots but it turns off certain SATA ports if I install in certain slots. Motherboard manual will tell you which to do.
On my board I lose what I use.
If it's M2 SATA I lose a SATA slot and if it's PCI-E I lose a PCI-E slot and each is explained in the manual as to which I lose however if all slots are used I lose 1 PCI-E slot x4 regardless.
I think each generation is getting better tho.
 
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Comparing to the Samsung 850 EVO that had all my games on it.


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