You're willing to do all that Mickey Mouse BS, but you're too afraid to pull the heatsink off and change thermal pads?I tried to put noctua fans, I got adapter to PWM fans for this card, but fans won't spin at all. It's S12A 120mm from Noctua. I used these on both Radeons 6800XT. Tried also add some grease to original fans, but these don't have any gap to put grease
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Looks like only way to deal with it is to sell it.
Opening card, changing anything under heatsink is visible, plus risk of damaging warranty seal. Changing fans is not risky, as I swapped back to original and there is no sign of opening. It's not BS, but was working solution for 4 cards I had and much less risky about warranty.
Who the hell are you talking about? Check my profile and topics I was in, don't know any mgty23.
it's bad I wont' get it I mean I still have New Dawn to play.
Is that an Asus thing? Because with other cards it will. That’s how I knew my Gigabyte was hitting max memory temps during mining. Core was 50ish but memory was 110c and fans were maxed.
First i dont have any spare thermal pads - i wont buy them as they are expensive - i stated this before.I agree.
You fussed with doing all this junk with fans, complain over and over about the thermal pad gap and then dont fix it.
I also dont get the constant complaining about ASUS. They tested your gpu, what else should they do?
The gpu works fine. Even your local shop says so.
By the way, did you show the thermal pad deal to your local shop guys?
Maybe they would fix it for you.
No i have, and its clearly visible proof.Listen, until you remove the heatsink and actually look under it, you have absolutely no proof that the thermal pads are either missing or incorrect; full stop.
And as far as this thread goes, you have 3 choices. Leave it as is, repair it yourself, or return it. Whatever you choose, is of absolutely no consequence to anyone on this forum.
You think when i open the card, that was tortured one week, and before that was used for 8 months, only one termopad will need to be changed? What i will do, if more termopads gets damaged upon opening? I will have to replace them also its logic! So in the end i will have to replace more than one termopad, and IN THIS PARTICULAR CARD all termopads have different sizes and i'm not clairvoyant to predict which sizes i will need to buy. I found minus 8 termopads 1,5mm in my wardrobe, but that just left VRM, more may need to replace.They're not pricy at all if you don't buy high end ones which aren't needed.
As I said before, temps was lower for 6 months from buy. I check hardware every 3 months so it's easy to know when it started to produce more heat, and all seems to be termopads/thermal compound stabilizing. But increasing VRM temps can cause to memory get also more heat, as these are nearest, so memory temps during longer sessions can also be affected (heat spread over PCB).Well, technically your card is not overheating, you just don't like the noise it makes and were probably limiting it's fanspeed before.
Now no thermal pad contact on the VRM will not cause your card to overheat, but it could cause premature failure of the VRMs
As I said before, temps was lower for 6 months from buy. I check hardware every 3 months so it's easy to know when it started to produce more heat, and all seems to be termopads/thermal compound stabilizing. But increasing VRM temps can cause to memory get also more heat, as these are nearest, so memory temps during longer sessions can also be affected (heat spread over PCB).
As for longevity of VRM shop and service have this deep in... You know where, so I decided to lower price again for reselling at this long weekend (in Poland we have few more free days now) and if it won't sell, I replace termopads for 292zł using some EC360 silver termopads.
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But it's definitely my nightmare card, as I'm stuck with warranty, can't sell it, can't replace fan (if it gonna start making some strange noise), can't grease fans, it's... Bad. Really wanted to get something with more VRAM as streaming / recording is taking more VRAM usage (as I did all those testing second display is not yet connected, and didn't recorded single video), FC6 with ultra textures pack need GPU with at least 11GB VRAM, and future may show more games will benefit more VRAM. Even Nvidia woke up and decided to release 12gb version of 3080.
For keeping myself little less badly I remember what was going on with Radeons... Where fans 35% was 1200rpm, and fans RPM was dependent from junction temps... 100% fan rpm was total nightmare and not sure about exac number, but it was lot of rpm
Summing all that, I think with each new generation cards are louder - I remember my GTX 1080Ti Gaming X Trio at 55% - I wasn't able to hear it. Now, check today's gaming X trio at 55% rpm.
I ask you a very simple question - do i look like devastator? Do i like to damage hardware? Answer for both - NO.And as you said before, you used a custom fan curve, where the fan was running at 6x% when the core was super hot
I hate to break it to you, 74 on core and 97 on hotspot is not LOW.I ask you a very simple question - do i look like devastator? Do i like to damage hardware? Answer for both - NO.
When i was setting fan curve i was making one hour test (60 minute) in loops 3D mark with that curve (65%). Then day after, i was using furmark. I had 102 degree on memory, and very low, 74 on core, hotspot 97. That was the reason i stayed with that curve, that was the reason why this GPU stayed at my home. I was super happy this card is that cool.
I found some nice photos around messenger, but temps from RTX 3080 back when it was new are only text writed
However look at this :
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^^^ i knew that was writed somewhere, i'll try to find it now. (EDIT - found it : https://www.asus.com/support/FAQ/1044879/)
RX 6800XT XFX Merc with quiet fan curve
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^^^^ That talks for itself gents....
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After hour of loops and then furmarking (around 30 minuts) in Silverstone Alta F1?
Nice, so it was bad from begining?Still not a low temp, regardless of what load it had on it. 97 hotspot is high.
On top of that 74 -> 97 is a 23 degree difference, which is big for a hotspot difference from core temp. That would point to medicore contact for the heatsink itself.