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2021/01/23 13:12:22 (permalink)
Well, I was excited yesterday about receiving my video card from EVGA. Card worked great for 24 hours before catching on fire literally today. The card was not overclocked, modified in anyway, no custom bios or fan speeds messed with. Just installed the drivers and the LED software. Card temps never went above 50c and was never really pushed, this is the first video card I have ever had catch on fire. Thank God I was able to yank the power cord fast enough before I lost any other parts. I just submitted an RMA so I guess it's a wait and see what EVGA says, the whole backside of the video card is burned up with multiple components burnt to a crisp.  
 
I will say the card worked great out of the box until the incident, I guess it's back to my old AMD Vega 64 for another 2 or 3 months.  
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    schulmaster
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    Re: 3070 caught on fire 2021/01/23 13:18:11 (permalink)
    Can you please post pics? I think it’s important for everyone to see.

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    Re: 3070 caught on fire 2021/01/23 13:36:37 (permalink)
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    Re: 3070 caught on fire 2021/01/23 13:41:46 (permalink)
    That sucks, though like all components there is a chance of this occurring.  That's why when you build a computer you should do a "burn in" to test all of the components.  In the 80's and 90's the frequency of stuff melting and blowing out was a lot higher, it's better now but can still occur.
     
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    Re: 3070 caught on fire 2021/01/23 13:44:47 (permalink)
    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. 
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    Re: 3070 caught on fire 2021/01/23 14:53:49 (permalink)
    Ouch , good luck on the RMA ... 
    hopefully it didn't kill anything else.

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    Re: 3070 caught on fire 2021/01/23 14:55:44 (permalink)
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    Ouch , good luck on the RMA ... 
    hopefully it didn't kill anything else.



    So far so good my system has been up for about an hour with the old video card not having any problems yet. I will unplug the computer before going to bed just in case!  Thx for the well wishes.  ugh...never had to RMA something before at least not a personal computer item, work stuff all the time.  
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    Re: 3070 caught on fire 2021/01/23 18:29:44 (permalink)
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    These were the best I can do I don't want to take the heatsink off to show the damage to take a chance in voiding my warranty.
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vZJdxS6tfn9vMLiYaT5ixJvl6IzpFa2o/view?usp=sharing
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sd8p0teKi2ziTuwu94yJDqjf0OyvGpvP/view?usp=sharing
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Dp-l_vQMwMsKUvf3wOlaUz0SQj9CmVoj/view?usp=sharing
     
     


    I feel I can smell the burnt PCB from the screen.
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    Re: 3070 caught on fire 2021/01/23 18:34:14 (permalink)
    It looks like the MOSFET adjacent to the metal inductor has burnt. It is quite common.
     
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    Re: 3070 caught on fire 2021/01/23 18:38:36 (permalink)

    According to Techpowerup, EVGA 3070 has 12-phase power for GPU core and 2 phase for memory. It looks like a solid design. I guess you just got bad luck.
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    Re: 3070 caught on fire 2021/01/23 18:40:31 (permalink)
    Kevin115

    According to Techpowerup, EVGA 3070 has 12-phase power for GPU core and 2 phase for memory. It looks like a solid design. I guess you just got bad luck.


    I have horrible luck, now I am paranoid some kind of loop hole or some out is going to come back and say it's not covered under the normal warranty.  
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    Re: 3070 caught on fire 2021/01/23 18:44:55 (permalink)
    The DrMOS for the GPU are OnSemi NCP302150 chips. Each of it can handle up to 50A current. So 12 of them should handle up to 600A current. That can be roughly translate to 600W. This card power comsumption maxed out at 300W. So each DrMOS should only be working at its half load which is under optimal working condition. So I think EVGA indeed using good material here.
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    Re: 3070 caught on fire 2021/01/23 18:46:00 (permalink)
     

    I have horrible luck, now I am paranoid some kind of loop hole or some out is going to come back and say it's not covered under the normal warranty.  




    Don't worry too much, I think they'll take good care of you
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    Re: 3070 caught on fire 2021/01/24 01:44:29 (permalink)
    Yikes. Not supposing you have a NZXT H1 case? They’re ... uh catching a little heat these days

    https://youtu.be/9XIKOSrQdQ0
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    Re: 3070 caught on fire 2021/01/24 01:52:26 (permalink)
    eVGA's RMA process is quick & clean, you shouldn't have any issues.
     
    Out of curiosity, you weren't using a riser cable of any kind for vertical mounting were you?  If so, what kind/brand?  Also what PSU & how old is it?

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    Re: 3070 caught on fire 2021/01/24 03:01:04 (permalink)
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    Yikes. Not supposing you have a NZXT H1 case? They’re ... uh catching a little heat these days

    https://youtu.be/9XIKOSrQdQ0



    No, I have a Cool Master H500 case with a plexiglass window that is why I was lucky enough to see the card catch fire and I was able to pull the power cable fast enough to prevent more damage.  
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    Re: 3070 caught on fire 2021/01/24 03:02:32 (permalink)
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    eVGA's RMA process is quick & clean, you shouldn't have any issues.
     
    Out of curiosity, you weren't using a riser cable of any kind for vertical mounting were you?  If so, what kind/brand?  Also what PSU & how old is it?




    No, just had it mounted directly into the MB without a vertical mount or riser cable, I thought about it but standard mounting you can see the LED's better.  
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    Re: 3070 caught on fire 2021/01/24 03:08:18 (permalink)
    Please contact EVGA tech support for any assistance you might need.

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    Re: 3070 caught on fire 2021/01/24 03:09:31 (permalink)
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    Please contact EVGA tech support for any assistance you might need.


    Thank you, I have I submitted an RMA request most likely will not hear back until Monday since this happened late yesterday afternoon. 
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    Re: 3070 caught on fire 2021/01/24 03:33:31 (permalink)
    contact evga and RMA it
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    Re: 3070 caught on fire 2021/01/24 07:30:30 (permalink)
    These exaggerated titles always leave me disappointed in the content.
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    Re: 3070 caught on fire 2021/01/24 07:41:19 (permalink)
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    These exaggerated titles always leave me disappointed in the content.


    Yeah. I was expecting a card that is covered by black soot everywhere.
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    Re: 3070 caught on fire 2021/01/24 08:08:27 (permalink)
    ty_ger07
    These exaggerated titles always leave me disappointed in the content.


    The card did catch on fire there were flames coming from the card, the title is fitting and was not exaggerated. I can't take the card apart to show the damage due to the warranty.  
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    Re: 3070 caught on fire 2021/01/24 08:13:03 (permalink)
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    These exaggerated titles always leave me disappointed in the content.


    Yeah. I was expecting a card that is covered by black soot everywhere.


    Sorry to disappoint your entertainment value, I was just posting to let people know what happened.  
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    Re: 3070 caught on fire 2021/01/24 08:23:41 (permalink)
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    These exaggerated titles always leave me disappointed in the content.


    Yeah. I was expecting a card that is covered by black soot everywhere.


    Sorry to disappoint your entertainment value, I was just posting to let people know what happened.  


    Sorry. No offense. I'm just kidding. Please don't take it seriously.
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    Re: 3070 caught on fire 2021/01/24 08:28:42 (permalink)
    I truly have sympathy for your situation. Sorry about making joke on this.
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    Re: 3070 caught on fire 2021/01/24 08:29:06 (permalink)
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    These exaggerated titles always leave me disappointed in the content.


    Yeah. I was expecting a card that is covered by black soot everywhere.


    Sorry to disappoint your entertainment value, I was just posting to let people know what happened.  


    Sorry. No offense. I'm just kidding. Please don't take it seriously.


    Sorry, I am just a little pissed waiting since September to get a card without paying the scalpers to last a day has me a bit upset to say the least.  
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    Re: 3070 caught on fire 2021/01/24 08:42:38 (permalink)
    I understand. I'll be here wait to see you sharing EVGA's response on next Monday.
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    Re: 3070 caught on fire 2021/01/30 15:19:29 (permalink)
    EVGA is sending me a new card, should be arriving Wednesday hopefully this card works a lot better than the last one. They took one business day to check out the old card, there was no status given with the old card just got an email a new one was on the way.  
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    Re: 3070 caught on fire 2021/01/30 15:50:44 (permalink)
    That's great, I figured they would in this situation.




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