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EVGA GTX 1060/1070/1080 overheating issues

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Kenrou

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https://www.techpowerup.com/227133/...g-issues-company-says-thermal-pads-a-solution

http://wccftech.com/nvidia-gtx-1080-1070-evga-cards-dying/

http://www.gamersnexus.net/news-pc/2661-evga-mosfet-failure-possible-from-thermal-runaway-scenario

TLDR : in extreme circumstances like low air-flow and/or extended periods of heavy usage the VRM's might go above the temperature safety limit and cause severe damage to the GPU and possibly to the equipment around it. This only happens with EVGA ACX versions and the company has already provided VRM thermal pads for DIY install, a new BIOS to increase fan curve and RMA procedures (link below).

http://forums.evga.com/EVGA-GeForce-GTX-10801070-PWM-Operating-Temperature-Update-m2573491.aspx

http://www.gamersnexus.net/news-pc/2666-evga-heat-solution-thermal-imaging-of-vrm-1080-ftw - before and after EVGA thermal pad fix
 
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"ABSOLUTELY NOTHING IS WRONG... but just in case take this to lower temps..."

Yeah...

With thermal pads the temps are in the high 70s-80s at stock, which means without them they would reach what, high 90s ? Plus the average overclock with extra voltage and power draw, 100s ? Seems legit, but what do I know ;)
 

LutaWicasa

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You can tell by all the threads we have here regarding this rampant widespread overheating issue ;)

BTW....I have an EVGA 1070 FTW that displays no heat issues nor issues of any kind thus far.
To date, onliest problem I've had was I needed flex SLI bridge as the FTW was taller than the MSI card I was SLI'ing with.
Also note, the FTW runs cooler than the MSI card as well :shrug:
 
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So this is what, a bad batch ? - "The thermal pads will be provided to anyone with a GTX 1080 or GTX 1070 with an ACX cooler and a backplate, with other graphics card models from EVGA's models also being considered for the offer."
 

LutaWicasa

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That, I don't know.
You'd think if it was "a bad batch", they'd simply recall that batch. I'm just pointing out that if this were so widespread we'd most likely be seein' sumpin' here, neh?
 

Mr.Scott

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The test used in the referenced review from Toms Hardware (Germany) is running under Furmark, an extreme usage case, as most overclockers know.
Everything runs hot on Furmark. It's a self destruction test. Normal usage they're fine.
Card will throttle anyway, assuming they didn't sidestep it somehow.
 
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EarthDog

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I won't use it... you can't even reliably stress test with it as it drops boost bins on modern cards at STOCK speeds... how are you supposed to test a peak boost clockspeed on an application that won't run the speed and drops more boost bins by far than any game????
 

Mr.Scott

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I agree.

EDIT- They ran it for an hour and a half. :shock:
Some chooch just wanted to kill something.
 

ATMINSIDE

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Everything runs hot on Furmark. It's a self destruction test. Normal usage they're fine.
Card will throttle anyway, assuming they didn't sidestep it somehow.

I won't use it... you can't even reliably stress test with it as it drops boost bins on modern cards at STOCK speeds... how are you supposed to test a peak boost clockspeed on an application that won't run the speed and drops more boost bins by far than any game????

I agree.

EDIT- They ran it for an hour and a half. :shock:
Some chooch just wanted to kill something.

Yay for common sense!
 

justinNWI

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I have a 1080 FTW...no issues...runs cool.

Except it's the VRM overheating, not anything you can monitor via software. Thought I'd chip in here so that people are inspired to make the mod, as most cards are probably suffering from this.
 

Mr.Scott

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With all due respect, It's EVGA. If they're not recalling it, I would just run it till it quit. They'll replace it.
If they just send pads for the end user to install themselves, it just gives them leverage to deny a later claim due to user error on the pad installation.
 

JrClocker

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Except it's the VRM overheating, not anything you can monitor via software. Thought I'd chip in here so that people are inspired to make the mod, as most cards are probably suffering from this.

I have a 1080 FTW...no issues...runs cool.

Folks are freaking out about a non-issue.

Like Mr. Scott said...it's EVGA...they have a fantastic warranty...and I am not concerned.
 

wingman99

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EVGA has no problem with the VRM, the customers worrying about nothing.
With this being said, EVGA understands that lower temperatures are preferred by reviewers and customers.

EVGA stresses that according to their own internal testing, no overheating issues are present in the card by using it as is (i.e., without the thermal pads), and that there won't exist any long term effects on using the cards such as they are. The company reiterates that their offer stands only inasmuch as some of EVGA's users want lower temperatures specifically on the referred cards' VRM and memory, with the usage of the thermal pads not being required to achieve normal operation.
https://www.techpowerup.com/227133/...g-issues-company-says-thermal-pads-a-solution
 

SalemSaberhagen

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I never "had any issues" but there's a flaw in the design.

Thankfully prior to watercooling my card I had used a case with a 140 side fan blowing on it.

As well as always using a far more aggressive fan curve than stock.

That area of the card still got hot enough to discolor the cooling fins of the card.

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wingman99

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I never "had any issues" but there's a flaw in the design.

Thankfully prior to watercooling my card I had used a case with a 140 side fan blowing on it.

As well as always using a far more aggressive fan curve than stock.

That area of the card still got hot enough to discolor the cooling fins of the card.

Are you a Voltage regulator module engineer and if your are what is the problem?