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Bad RMA Experience with a GTX 1080 TI SC2

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2019/10/21 06:18:51 (permalink)
Hi,
 
I was wondering if anyone has had much issue with EVGA rma service.
 
Over the past several weeks I had started having freezes and stutters with my 1080 ti sc2. I noticed this from the the fans being more loud than usual, and I opened up hardware monitor and shut it down - it was showing 89c. I have a good intake outtake setup so this was not the issue.
 
Anyway, I opened up an RMA and did some research about these cards, and there are reviews of other people being in a similar boat with this card - many finding that the cooling system doesn't do a good enough job at keeping the TI cool enough, and at search an early stage in to its life cycle, I was hesitant to receive a replacement with the same model.
 
However I decided to accept the proposed advanced RMA, so I paid the collateral upfront. After about 5 days I received the card, and it certainly wasn't new (which I know is in their terms and conditions) however this had scratches on the backplate, as well as a chip to the SC2 logo. Now I know mistakes can happen, but this is unacceptable and it should not have even been sent out in this condition. It's not trashed by any means, but it is not suitable to replace what was a pristine item (my card). Surely in these scenarios a new unit should be sent out? I don't want to receive some refurb unit when the card I was using was still early in its life.
 
Now they are asking me to go through the same process again, and I am yet to send back my original card to get my refund back on the collateral. I don't want to be going around in circles here and I feel they should be doing more to make this right. It seems that, although there are success stories for their RMA, their customer service has went downhill in the past few years.
 
I am disappointed in the RMA process with EVGA. I have used them for  15 years and never had to use the RMA service before.
post edited by HunteRetnuH - 2019/10/21 06:38:39

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    Re: Bad RMA Experience with a GTX 1080 TI SC2 2019/10/21 07:23:42 (permalink)
    Are your Sure your original card is broken ?
     
    "freezes and stutters" ---> is More likely an OS, Nvidia driver or Game issue


     
    The Coolers on those cards work just fine at proper fan speeds &

    - Your case fans get the Heat out of your PC Before the Heat is "recycled" back into the cards cooler
     
    -  If the TIM is properly applied & thermal pads are where they need to be



     
    One option is:  ---> to Move your "like new" cooler to your RMA card
     
    As you Noted the Terms are clear about what you can expect during RMA
     
    If you are the type that takes Great Care of your equipment --- I get being disappointed though

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    Re: Bad RMA Experience with a GTX 1080 TI SC2 2019/10/21 07:28:22 (permalink)
    Cool GTX
    Are your Sure your original card is broken ?
     
    "freezes and stutters" ---> is More likely an OS, Nvidia driver or Game issue


     
    The Coolers on those cards work just fine at proper fan speeds &

    - Your case fans get the Heat out of your PC Before the Heat is "recycled" back into the cards cooler
     
    -  If the TIM is properly applied & thermal pads are where they need to be
     
    One option is to Move your "like new" cooler to your RMA card
     
    As you Noted the Terms are clear about what you can expect during RMA
     
    If you are the type that takes Great Care of your equipment --- I get being disappointed though




    It is not a driver fault when the card is reaching 89c and climbing. Funnily enough, the cooler does a better job on the one you sent, so it will be a thermal fault on the original card.
     
    It's not a reasonable request to suggest that I install the cooler from the new item to the RMA unit. How about take responsibility for what you are sending, instead of passing that responsibility on to the consumers? Are you saying it is OK to send out an item with scratches and chips on it?
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    Re: Bad RMA Experience with a GTX 1080 TI SC2 2019/10/21 07:47:41 (permalink)
    Dude relax, it was a Suggestion
     
    1) I am a Volunteer Moderator --> Not an EVGA Employee
     
    89C --> First thing I would do is Change the TIM.  Factory TIM application can sometime be - not the best   Heck even My Nvidia Titan X Pascal had a poor TIM application from the factory
     
    If you are Not experience with this ---> best to get someone who is.  Changing coolers, TIM & Thermal Pads is Allowed & does not Void the EVGA Warranty as long as you do not "break something".

    Many members have No issue doing this type of maintenance ---> Knowing your personal limits is a Good thing ...
     
    Call EVGA CS if you Need to talk with an EVGA Employee
     
    Contact Customer Service
     
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    Re: Bad RMA Experience with a GTX 1080 TI SC2 2019/10/21 07:49:55 (permalink)
     
    Cool GTX
    Dude relax, it was a Suggestion
     
    1) I am a Volunteer Moderator --> Not an EVGA Employee
     
    89C --> First thing I would do is Change the TIM
     
    If you are Not experience with this ---> best to get someone who is.  Changing coolers, TIM & Thermal Pads is Allowed & does not Void the EVGA Warranty as long as you do not "break something".

    Many members have No issue doing this type of maintenance ---> Knowing your personal limits is a Good thing ...
     
    Call EVGA CS if you Need to talk with an EVGA Employee
     
     
     
     





    My bad I thought you were an employee.
     
    It's a matter of principle, it's not a case of me not being comfortable with it because the fault could lead from one thing to another.
     
    I will wait and see what they say.
     
    Cheers
     
     
    edit - removed "double quote" by Cool GTX
    post edited by Cool GTX - 2019/10/21 07:54:55
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    Re: Bad RMA Experience with a GTX 1080 TI SC2 2019/10/21 07:54:01 (permalink)
    No Worries .............. I understand - it can be frustrating when you take care of your parts. 
     
    Mine look like New even years latter

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