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GDDR6X Thermal Pad Discovered Lacking on ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 Ti TUF OC Graphics Card

Two days in the past, Reddit person kamaloo92 found why his ASUS RTX 3080 Ti TUF OC was working extraordinarily hotter than regular.

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The person discovered that one facet of the plate protecting the VRAM to keep up correct temperatures was lacking the thermal pads. This was after he was attempting to find out that even in any case {hardware} and software program troubleshooting was accomplished, they have been nonetheless unable to find out why the VRAM temperatures have been extraordinarily excessive. So, like all laptop person that’s snug dismantling components of their laptop, kamaloo92 took aside the ASUS graphics card and located that the thermal tape was lacking on one facet.

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“My RTX 3080 Ti had very excessive VRAM temperature – Tj nearly at all times 110°C it doesn’t matter what i [tried]. So i lastly opened it as much as discover lacking thermal pad on 4 VRAM chips.”

“There are some markings on warmth spreader like pad was right here for just a few seconds, however the VRAM chips are clear. So I assume thermal pad by some means fall earlier than placing warmth spreader on PCB.”

“It was working usually. No reboots by any means, simply fixed thermal throttling.”

They later have been requested what they used for the substitute thermal pads. It isn’t an unusual follow for knowledgeable customers to exchange thermal pads for higher efficiency and warmth dissipation, particularly once they really feel the inventory padding is just not enough sufficient.

“I’ve added lacking pad and altered current ones – simply to be protected. I’ve additionally added extra pad as beneficial for 3080 TUF (non Ti) and VRAM temps dropped to max 80°C. So I hope will probably be good.”

“Simply in case, I’ve used Gelid GP-Excessive. 1.5mm for VRAM to warmth spreader 1.5mm for VRM on the video connectors finish 3mm for warmth spreader to foremost heatsink 3mm for VRM on the ability connector finish I have never eliminated backplate so I do not know what’s there. On GPU I’ve used Kryonaut. All measurements have been finished with calipers.”

“I’ve heated my card for couple of minutes in sport – this could enable pads to offer simpler.”

In the identical r/nvidia Reddit discussion board, seven days in the past person obamaprism3 found a defect with the paste that was purported to solely cowl the VRAM, however was additionally protecting the die on the GPU, inflicting points with overheating on their 3080 FE GPU:

Over the past a number of months, now we have seen footage of manufacturing unit defects and overseas objects present in sure {hardware}. What was attention-grabbing was that some customers on Reddit identified how that as a result of pandemic, staff have been being pressured because of lack of extra assistance on meeting traces, or presumably less-experienced employees having to be added to companies to regulate for the dearth of staff. Granted, it’s hypothesis because of not understanding all of the info from any of the producers, however it’s attention-grabbing reasoning why extra circumstances of defects are coming to gentle, particularly within the GPU market.

Supply: u/kamaloo92, u/obamaprism3