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EVGA releases two fixes for their GTX 1080/1070 VRM temperature problems

EVGA releases two fixes for their GTX 1080/1070 VRM temperature problems

VRM components may overheat and fail on EVGA GTX 1070 or 1080 GPUs with ACX coolers

EVGA releases two fixes for their GTX 1080/1070 VRM temperature problems

 
EVGA releases two fixes for their GTX 1080/1070 PWM temperature issues, making thermal pads available to buyers free of charge and releasing a new BIOS with an enhanced fan speed profile.
 
These fixes are both designed to lower the temperature of the GPUs memory and VRMs, which are not connected to the GPU's backplate or heatsink using thermal pads. This allows the GPUs VRMs to reach temperatures of over 100 degrees Celcius under load, which can allow the GPU to potentially be damaged if used in cases with restricted airflow. This design oversight has resulted in several EVGA GTX 1070/1080 GPUs using the EVGA ACX cooler design to burn out under load.  
 
Right now EVGA has two free fixes available to users, the first of which is what EVGA call a "thermalmod", where GPU owners can disassemble their GPU and place thermal pads between the GPUs VRMs and backplate and the VRMs and heatsink. A guide for this mod can be found here and is know to decrease their GPU VRM temperatures from around 100 degrees Celsius to around  85 degrees Celsius.  EVGA GPU owners can apply for free thermal pads here
 
The second fix involves owners updating their GPUs BIOS with a new BIOS version which will be released this week; this BIOS will tell the GPU to run its fans at a higher RPM and lower the temperature of the GPU to prevent any overheating issues. All cards shipped from EVGA after November 1st, 2016 already have this BIOS update applied. 
 
 
VRM components may overheat and fail on EVGA GTX 1070 or 1080 GPUs with ACX coolers
 
 
Those who are not confident enough to update their GPU's vBIOS should request an RMA from EVGA, who will replace your GPU with a newer model which already has this update applied. 
 
 
You can join the discussion on EVGA's GTX 1080/1070 thermal issues on the OC3D Forums
 
 
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02-11-2016, 06:54:39

Daiyus
Nice to see EVGA being pretty proactive around this issue. These are the kind of situations that can really hurt a companies reputation if they don't handle them correctly. From what I've seen I've got no reason to avoid EVGA for my next purchase as I'm planning on getting a GTX 1060 FTW+.Quote

02-11-2016, 06:55:50

Dicehunter
Thankfully mine was shipped after the first week in September so mine isn't part of the affected batch but I'm still going to apply the thermal pads and new VBIOS for some extra cooling, Gives me an excuse also to replace the stock TIM with the lovely German made Thermal Grizzly Quote

02-11-2016, 07:00:13

Warchild
Quote:
Originally Posted by Daiyus View Post
Nice to see EVGA being pretty proactive around this issue. These are the kind of situations that can really hurt a companies reputation if they don't handle them correctly. From what I've seen I've got no reason to avoid EVGA for my next purchase as I'm planning on getting a GTX 1060 FTW+.
Well to be honest, any company would race to do the same thing. It's not their reputation they care about. Its their stocks that take the hit if things aren't resolved.

Companies "caring" about customers is an added bonus which luckily EVGA fulfill.Quote

02-11-2016, 07:09:13

Chrazey
Dis is why you go ASUS (Joke)Quote

02-11-2016, 07:18:57

TheF34RChannel
But where are they on the website? I don't see them?Quote
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