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2023/01/30 14:22:29 (permalink)
I have done a lot of searching on the internet and it seems this is more common with 3090 cards, and when it happens, the mem3 temp sensor also reads 125c. Everything is pointing to Hybrid cooler or water block installs.
 
I had this 3080 blocked with an EK Velocity block (Yes, with the revised stand offs) all of it's life, 2 weeks after I originally received it. Prior to blocking the card, I ran it with the original air cooler for those two weeks while waiting for the EK block to arrive. I guess that I didn't notice the 125c issue in Precision or HWINFO since all of the other temps were fine the last year and a half that I have had it on water. No issues with performance or anything, and it still performs just fine.
 
Now that I have the original air cooler installed on the card, and it is being put to use in a second system, the fan closest to the rear is at 100%, and noisy. Firmware updates do not fix the issue, with the exception of a temporary fix when applying the Hybrid BIOS, but once the computer is shut down and turned back on, the fan speed issue comes back. Precision does not find any firmware updates, and the MCU update tool has no effect. There was one post I found mentioning a driver issue causing it, but I doubt this.
 
Is it possible that EVGA could do a repair on my card instead of replacing it? I really don't want to get stuck with a ex-mining card when the only thing wrong with this one is a sensor being misread and causing fans to ramp up.
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    Sajin
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    Re: 3080 FTW3 Ultra Gaming - PWR5 Temp 125c? 2023/01/30 14:32:22 (permalink)
    Evga used to offer a repair service for a fee. Evga no longer does that, so having the card repaired by them isn’t going to happen. Rma is the only option through evga.
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    Re: 3080 FTW3 Ultra Gaming - PWR5 Temp 125c? 2023/01/30 14:45:49 (permalink)
    Well that's a major bummer, not to happy to hear that. :(
     
    What do you think the odds are, of receiving a faulty ex-mining card through RMA?
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    Re: 3080 FTW3 Ultra Gaming - PWR5 Temp 125c? 2023/01/30 14:46:49 (permalink)
    Unlikely.
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    Re: 3080 FTW3 Ultra Gaming - PWR5 Temp 125c? 2023/01/31 16:19:37 (permalink)
    very unlikely 
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    Re: 3080 FTW3 Ultra Gaming - PWR5 Temp 125c? 2023/02/28 18:07:01 (permalink)
    Spent a week of back and forth with EVGA support, we tried everything. Two different BIOS and MCU, nothing changed. the PWR5 stuck at 125c. Fans would calm down when reflashing the bios, then starting PX1 and letting it update the firmware, but once the system was powered off, then turned on again, the fan speed would ramp back up again until reflashing and updating in PX1 again.
     
    EVGA got me an RMA replacement nice and quick. While it sucks not to have the original card I waited so patiently for, I'm happy I still have a working 3080 with another 8 years of coverage (I hope). As usual, EVGA always there to take care of their customers!
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