TonybojBackplate is on it's way. But then MEM3 is still left to be solved? Contact seems to be excellent (se photo). And temperatures got a little bit better after reapplying thermalstrips, but still the same with MEM3 & PWR5.I quickly checked the thread you linked to. Great work! I'll be sure to do something along those lines. Am I correct that to mount a backplate I basically need to use less screws for securing the waterblock on the faceside?
TonybojEKWB. After gaming it reaches around 100C on mem3 and pwr5, rest is around 45c. I think I need to check the mounting again (pretty sure I did it exemplary).
TonybojIdle temps are 84c on MEM3 and PWR5, in game about 100-110c. I've now installed the backplate perfectly with precisely cut thermal pads and the temperatures, at least in idle, are identical. IDLE temperatures1 With stock cooler 35 C (~35 C for all PWRx/MEMx except PWR5/MEM3 which are at 90 C)2 With EKWB FTW3 Vector waterblock 26 C (~27 C for all PWRx/MEMx except PWR5/MEM3 which are at 84 C)3 With EKWB FTW3 Vector waterblock and backplate 29C (~27 C for all PWRx/MEMx except PWR5/MEM3 which are at 85 C)4 With EVGA Hybrid Kit, will update in about 2 weeks.LOAD temperatures1 Stock cooler 80 C (MEM3/PWR5 around 112 C)2/3 EKWB with or without backplate 60 C (MEM3/PWR5 around 110 C) Do you guys think these temperatures will affect the stability of the card? Can't see any signs of that during stresstest in 3DMark. Unfortunately overclocking is out of the question.Does anyone know the exact location of MEM3/PWR5?Maybe it's just the sensor? I don't know if this kind of temperature glitch falls under any warranty. The availability of these cards make me hesitant to even consider asking for a warranty replacement.I have ordered the EVGA Water-cooling kit.
TonybojI'll see what EVGA thinks about it. Everything is stable so could just be the sensor. I mean, if the memory does in fact reach 115C, shouldn't it throttle of BSOD? If someone knew the exact position of MEM3/PWR5 maybe there would be a way to measure just to be sure.
Dabadger84I really think this is a case of sensors reading out wrong.Your card has a bare-back currently, correct? If so (or even if you have a backplate, this should still work), do this: put a non-conductive rubber glove on of some sort, run a stress test, ground yourself on something OTHER than your PC first to make sure you don't shock anything, then feel the back of the GPU PCB in a few places. If something is ACTUALLY running at 84C-102C, you will DEFINITELY feel it - keep in mind, 84C is 183F, that's nearly the boiling temperature of water, so if something is that temperature, you should get that instant "yikes" if you actually touch near it.You should be able to tell if at least the memory is actually running that hot anywhere, because if it is, you'll definitely feel it.
Dabadger84Have you checked HWInfo64 to see what it's reporting for Memory Junction Temperature? If that's not reporting the high temp seen on Mem3, I would definitely say it's a sensor error - Junction Temp is supposed to be the hottest internal temperature of any of the memory modules, from what I understand.