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Re: 3070 caught on fire 2021/02/09 02:42:03 (permalink)
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following this thread, as I have 2 3070 XC Ultra, installed 3 weeks ago.
btw,  how much time it took to get the cards failed?




My first card failed after 24 hours. 
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Re: 3070 caught on fire 2021/02/09 03:20:21 (permalink)
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My first card failed after 24 hours. 



Thanks.
my cards working for 3 weeks already and no issues, hopefully it will as is :) (s/n starts 2012).
But will keep an eye on it... too dangerous...
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Re: 3070 caught on fire 2021/02/09 05:07:00 (permalink)
Mine 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..
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Re: 3070 caught on fire 2021/02/09 05:23:50 (permalink)
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Mine 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..



so it looks that in case of having potentially problem card, it can show up in/during next 24 hours after installation...
 
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Re: 3070 caught on fire 2021/02/09 07:42:18 (permalink)
are evga assembled by hand or robots ?
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Re: 3070 caught on fire 2021/02/11 06:26:32 (permalink)
So is this the only 3070 that has caught fire?  Saw youtube (Tek Vibe) showing that a 3080 caught fire after just ~5 days of use.  How common is this...any one else burning the place up? 
 
Any cards other than EVGA catching fire?  Seems like this 3070 is supposed to run very cool...so really surprising, no?
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Re: 3070 caught on fire 2021/02/11 06:41:56 (permalink)
I don't believe it is a common issue, hopefully it's just a batch that the factory used subpar components. I wanted to post so others were aware this could happen to them, in the past I left my PC on 24/7 after this happened if I am not on my PC it's off.  Most people are having no issues just a few of us so far not including the people who don't check or post on the forums.  
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Re: 3070 caught on fire 2021/02/11 06:45:01 (permalink)
Sorry, missed there were pages 2 and 3 on this thread...so I see that at least one more 3070 caught fire within a day or so of initial use.  Pretty scary stuff, as I do think the vast majority of users leave the PC's running almost 24/7...often unattended.
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Re: 3070 caught on fire 2021/02/11 06:56:02 (permalink)
Three of us total on this thread had ours catch on fire, no exaggeration as a couple others suggested.  
 
Cards that did catch on fire:
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Gamerguysam
DragonFire07
 
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Re: 3070 caught on fire 2021/02/11 06:58:33 (permalink)
Well, DragonFire's makes sense...at least :)  Let's be careful out there!
 
Ok, so 3x 3070's and 1x 3080 so far with what I'd assume is the same issue.  No one's seen any other vendor's with GPU's going up in flames?
 
I've been doing a lot of reading/vid watching as I'm waiting for the card this week...so my searches have been focused on EVGA and the 3070...but I have not seen any other cards with issues.  Never heard anything but good things for the most part re: EVGA until this.
 
TO EVGA:  BE REAL GOOD TO ADDRESS THIS SOON AS YOU KNOW WHAT THE ISSUE IS... see NZXT for "how not to respond properly" to a fire issue.
post edited by STR3T - 2021/02/11 07:10:19
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Re: 3070 caught on fire 2021/02/11 08:07:06 (permalink)
If it was a bad batch and a handful of people this will most likely not be addressed since it could potentially be an isolated set of cases.  If it is wide spread due to a design flaw or something more serious then maybe an update will come out.  
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Re: 3070 caught on fire 2021/02/11 08:14:35 (permalink)
Just went back to watch Tek Vibes youtube video on his 3080 catching fire within a day...mysteriously, that video has been removed.  Is that what they ask/make you do to get an RMA?
 
Oh one more question, which version of the 3070's are we talking about? 
 
Think there are four from EVGA right?  FTW3 Ultra, XC3 Gmaing, EXC Ultra Gaming and XC3 Black.
 
1. Assuming RackwaXD got a like RMA replacement, he's got the FTW ARGB. 
2. Looks like the one posted on Twitter was the FTW ARGB, based on the S/N.
3. Watching Tek Vibe's youtube vid on "What it took to get Nvidia's RTX 3080" he also has a FTW3 Ultra ARGB version.

So 3 so far are FTW ARGB's (2x 3070 and 1x 3080).  I'm not sure about the others.  Also, not 100% sure gamerguysam isn't the same person who posted about his GPU on Twitter.
post edited by STR3T - 2021/02/11 09:53:57
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Re: 3070 caught on fire 2021/02/11 10:33:12 (permalink)
Looking forward to mid-2021 so all of the beta-testing / Fires have ceased.
 

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Re: 3070 caught on fire 2021/02/11 11:39:50 (permalink)
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Looking forward to mid-2021 so all of the beta-testing / Fires have ceased.
 




Sadly that is the truth sometimes with early versions of cards.  :(  
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Re: 3070 caught on fire 2021/02/11 11:57:19 (permalink)
I 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.
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Re: 3070 caught on fire 2021/02/11 12:07:50 (permalink)
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I 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.


Generally with the internet you hear about the few failures, but you know dang well there are thousandddds of non issue cards out there.

With everything so tight and small with modern chips I'm sure it does happen on the rare occasion.

I'm in the automotive field and you should see the random stuff that occasionally happens. It seems what makes the biggest difference is how it is handled!
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Re: 3070 caught on fire 2021/02/11 15:10:25 (permalink)
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I 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.



I certainly assume it's something they are looking at intently.  What if this issue doesn't arise with how miners use these cards (not sure there's much difference...but)...and assume miners have taken 70%-80% of the cards.  Though, that's not something that EVGA would know...also an unknown.  But say they do know that miners have ~80% of these cards exhibiting issues...and that issue doesn't arise with mining functionality.  Then assume they see the issue with less than 1% or .5% of the cards...they may know, or feel they know, that the issue is largely "done".  Without recall, etc.  Might save them some money and negative headlines.
 
Of course, if they wrong, it could end up a lot worse.  Either way, it would be nice if they made some effort (a statement) to address what's occurred so far.
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Re: 3070 caught on fire 2021/02/11 19:27:29 (permalink)
I 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.
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Re: 3070 caught on fire 2021/03/28 11:03:40 (permalink)
Just 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.
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Re: 3070 caught on fire 2021/03/28 12:44:24 (permalink)
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I 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.




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Just 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.




Sorry to hear you're one of the few unlucky ones. 
 
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Re: 3070 caught on fire 2021/03/29 03:00:33 (permalink)
probably something went wrong with voltage regulation.
 
Like people said before in the past this was more common, now it's a statistic anormality. Still it seems EVGA has a lot more problems then other brands this days. Like Steve from GN said this days you don't really need to make a good product i guess, it just have to exist and it sells out immediatly, so quality control may be an aftertought

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Re: 3070 caught on fire 2021/03/29 04:43:35 (permalink)
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Just 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.




Yes, they replaced my card the RMA process took about 10 days total from California to Texas.  I was very lucky it did not ruin my PCIE slot I caught it quick enough but my system did cut it's own power after it shorted out.  I was in the process of building a new system I was just waiting on a few parts and after this happened I ordered the rest of my parts and just put the replacement card in the new system. My old system is still working with the an old AMD card.  
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Re: 3070 caught on fire 2021/03/29 05:40:39 (permalink)
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Made 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.  
 
RakwaXD
I 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.
 

 



 


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Re: 3070 caught on fire 2021/03/29 06:21:21 (permalink)
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Yes, i cut all that crap out and hooked all three to one channel in my FC2. Problem VERY solved.




Just stay within the fan motor's limitation but yea, that works too. lol

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Re: 3070 caught on fire 2021/04/01 04:45:30 (permalink)
Well jack, thank you for the info but the modder/tinkerer in me recoiled at the thought.

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Re: 3070 caught on fire 2021/04/01 21:06:47 (permalink)
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Well jack, thank you for the info but the modder/tinkerer in me recoiled at the thought.




Hey, no worries.  Nothing wrong with tinkering.   

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Re: 3070 caught on fire 2021/04/05 15:17:06 (permalink)
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Very 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. 




Not sure what you guys are talking about. =P 
 
Have been building systems and networks for 30 years. Ive built more PCs, gaming rigs, servers, and networks than I can count, and nothing has ever caught on fire. Not once. 
 
Have I ever shorted the USB housing up against the ORB and killed a MB? Yes. ONCE. In 2002ish. Ive never blown anything, nor has anything ever... blown me. <cough>
Who are these people that caught their systems on fire in the 1990s?? Ill set them straight today, like I would have in 1995. <ducks>
 
Or by "poof" did you mean not exploding, burning, just failing?? lol
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