KentXRSfollowing this thread, as I have 2 3070 XC Ultra, installed 3 weeks ago.btw, how much time it took to get the cards failed?
RakwaXDMy first card failed after 24 hours.
gamerguysamMine was less than an hour plugged in. The Pcb burning smell was a tell tale though. Was very strong in a room at what about 12x20 so it’s pretty hard to miss. Just store you case inside a fireproof safe..
cneuhauserLooking forward to mid-2021 so all of the beta-testing / Fires have ceased.
crowie03I cant believe evga don't do a recall on that particular batch of cards. The risk of death/injry and property damage from using this batch of defective cards is very high. Evga should put out an urgent recall.
Noodle 1I would think that the percentage of cards that fail would be far less than even 0.5% given that EVGA probably shipped out tens of thousands of cards already. The number of cards that fail seems high because it's rarer for someone to post that their brand new RTX 3070 is working normally than for someone to post that their card caught on fire.
original_essevenJust found this thread from Google. Got my 3070 finally and on POST today it caught fire. I wanted to ask OP: did EVGA just replace it? and did it ruin your PCIE slot? Because I think it burned my mobo too.
GTXJackBauerRakwaXDMade it past the 24 hour mark with the replacement card! Things are going great so far! :) https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Llk1ip4I5pJos6HABdfTs-ksSBFZ81Rh/view?usp=sharing Glad to hear. RakwaXDI have them manually set to 30% because I don't trust the fans spinning at weird intervals and spinning 2 or 3 times and then stopping. The fans spin at their own discretion because of the sensors built into the FTW3 cards (iCX). They only use the amount of cooling that is needed for that section of the PCB. It's not how they used to be where all the fans ran at the same speed. I would be careful when using the manual settings otherwise your GPU could be stuck at a low fan speed while there's a considerable amount of load unless you've adjusted it via a fan curve to make sure there's always a good amount of cooling being done.
RakwaXDMade it past the 24 hour mark with the replacement card! Things are going great so far! :) https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Llk1ip4I5pJos6HABdfTs-ksSBFZ81Rh/view?usp=sharing
RakwaXDI have them manually set to 30% because I don't trust the fans spinning at weird intervals and spinning 2 or 3 times and then stopping.
wmmills Yes, i cut all that crap out and hooked all three to one channel in my FC2. Problem VERY solved.
wmmillsWell jack, thank you for the info but the modder/tinkerer in me recoiled at the thought.
RakwaXDVery true, back when I first started in IT we would have to burn in the computers for a few days to see if anything went poof. My personal computers never had anything like this happen, back in the late 80's we had a few Gateway computers power supplies go out after a few days.