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2020/10/18 14:49:14 (permalink)
EVGA, please consider using quality thermal paste so there is no need for people to repaste. I know you guys sometimes use very good paste close to kryonaut performance from my past repaste attempts on different EVGA cards, but from GamerNexus' teardown of the 3080 FTW3 Ultra it looks like this particular card is using the cheaper hard stuff.

It is difficult to repaste the FTW3 Ultra because of the thermal puddy. Most people don't have thermal puddy, and have to stack 3mm with other size thermal pads to replace the puddy, and it is possible to measure incorrectly and bend the PCB doing this. I'm not saying not to use thermal puddy I am just explaining why high quality thermal paste should be used the first time around.

It might be worth looking into if the thermal pads you guys are using right now are causing any GPU chip contact issues. I have never seen so much variance in the reported temperature as in the 3080 FTW3. Might need to resize some thermal pads or get more conforming ones.

Also I want to say thanks for listening to your customers, discontinuing the clown lips and taking preorders. A lot of people are going EVGA because you guys care.
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    Re: EVGA please use quality thermal paste 2020/10/18 19:29:05 (permalink)
    Can confirm the low quality paste on my 3090.
    Stone hard stuff on the die. And some cooked dusty stuff on the inductors that hadnt made contact with much of the cooler.



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    Re: EVGA please use quality thermal paste 2020/10/18 19:32:04 (permalink)
    bmgjet
    Can confirm the low quality paste on my 3090.
    Stone hard stuff on the die. And some cooked dusty stuff on the inductors that hadnt made contact with much of the cooler.







    Did you see any improvements after replacing the paste? I am curious and also wondering if it's worth the effort to replace the paste and pads.

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    Re: EVGA please use quality thermal paste 2020/10/18 19:52:39 (permalink)
    I was installing waterblock so cant really compare difference.
    And my card didnt really run hot to start with. Mid 60C under long gaming with fan set to 90%.
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    Re: EVGA please use quality thermal paste 2020/10/18 19:54:38 (permalink)
    I replaced the stock thermal paste on my 3090 FTW3 Ultra while finding out the NZXT Kraken G10/G12 won't fit. Used Thermal Grizzly's Kryonaut - no difference in temps.

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    Re: EVGA please use quality thermal paste 2020/10/18 19:57:35 (permalink)
    The paste doesnt look great but by all reports replacing it has not improved anything

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    Re: EVGA please use quality thermal paste 2020/10/18 20:14:56 (permalink)
    I doubt there would be any improvement unless you went to liquid metal on the die.
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    Re: EVGA please use quality thermal paste 2020/10/18 20:39:27 (permalink)
    bmgjet
    I was installing waterblock so cant really compare difference.
    And my card didnt really run hot to start with. Mid 60C under long gaming with fan set to 90%.




    Dang I'm jealous lol. I don't have the drive to do a custom waterloop. 
     My 3090 FTW3 temps have been fine. It tops out at 66C at stock with the OC fan profile, I did hit 72C playing around while overclocking. My case (Define R6) doesn't have the best air flow, not bad but not the best.
     
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    I replaced the stock thermal paste on my 3090 FTW3 Ultra while finding out the NZXT Kraken G10/G12 won't fit. Used Thermal Grizzly's Kryonaut - no difference in temps.


     
    Thanks, I guess I'll keep it stock for now. Until the hybrid kit comes out at least.

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    Re: EVGA please use quality thermal paste 2020/10/19 00:28:09 (permalink)
    So for all intents and purposes i am a Hamburger 
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamburg
     
    I live only 20 clicks away from where Kyronaut gets produced.
     
    I like local heroes so over time i got my hands on a lot of it.
     
    Kryonauts Kryptonite is that i cakes dry if used too long over 70-80c .
     
    On GPUs it will do exactly what OP it cautioning against: dry up !
     
    It will transform into a sandcake without real contact to the metall rather than clinging onto the die, like paint.
     
    So do yourself a favour and don't waste thermal pads with a Kryonaut applicatin on a gpu please.
    A 5 year old and half empty syringe of NT-H1 would be a safer choice.
     
     
    ps despite advertising that it is long lasting without drying up: Nobody ever wondered on how it is the only paste that needs to be packaged in an air tight vaccum seal ?
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    Re: EVGA please use quality thermal paste 2020/10/19 07:23:36 (permalink)
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    So for all intents and purposes i am a Hamburger 
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamburg
     
    I live only 20 clicks away from where Kyronaut gets produced.
     
    I like local heroes so over time i got my hands on a lot of it.
     
    Kryonauts Kryptonite is that i cakes dry if used too long over 70-80c .
     
    On GPUs it will do exactly what OP it cautioning against: dry up !
     
    It will transform into a sandcake without real contact to the metall rather than clinging onto the die, like paint.
     
    So do yourself a favour and don't waste thermal pads with a Kryonaut applicatin on a gpu please.
    A 5 year old and half empty syringe of NT-H1 would be a safer choice.
     
     
    ps despite advertising that it is long lasting without drying up: Nobody ever wondered on how it is the only paste that needs to be packaged in an air tight vaccum seal ?




    I've used Kryonaut on a whole bunch of CPU and GPU builds. I've never seen it dry. Even when pulling a build apart to replace a CPU after years, it is still a paste. I've repasted multiple Alienware laptops using it and the temps stay 10-15c lower for years after the re-paste.

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    Re: EVGA please use quality thermal paste 2020/10/19 07:56:50 (permalink)
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    Can confirm the low quality paste on my 3090.
    Stone hard stuff on the die. And some cooked dusty stuff on the inductors that hadnt made contact with much of the cooler.







    I'm gonna spend $1800+ dollars or more, and then have to wait for replacement putty and pads to arrive to fix the issues of a new video card? Are you kidding me? 
     
    Can someone please confirm this is an ongoing issue? 

     
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    Re: EVGA please use quality thermal paste 2020/10/19 08:04:00 (permalink)
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    Can confirm the low quality paste on my 3090.
    Stone hard stuff on the die. And some cooked dusty stuff on the inductors that hadnt made contact with much of the cooler.







    I'm gonna spend $1800+ dollars or more, and then have to wait for replacement putty and pads to arrive to fix the issues of a new video card? Are you kidding me? 
     
    Can someone please confirm this is an ongoing issue? 


    Please explain how this is an issue?

    As others have stated, changing the paste has made little to no difference, so therefore I wouldn’t think it is actually an issue.

    The stock paste seems to be working fine, and it is probably not as liquid/fluid as past pastes.

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    Re: EVGA please use quality thermal paste 2020/10/19 08:07:02 (permalink)
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    I doubt there would be any improvement unless you went to liquid metal on the die.


    Has it been established that the metals that would be in contact are compatible?
     
    IIRC, it attacked the heat sink metals used in the 2000 series. Again, IIRC, that was the nickel plating and the shoes on the 3000 series look like copper, but thought I’d ask if it has been established that it is safe to use on the 3000 series heat sinks.
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    Re: EVGA please use quality thermal paste 2020/10/19 09:06:41 (permalink)
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    Can confirm the low quality paste on my 3090.
    Stone hard stuff on the die. And some cooked dusty stuff on the inductors that hadnt made contact with much of the cooler.







    I'm gonna spend $1800+ dollars or more, and then have to wait for replacement putty and pads to arrive to fix the issues of a new video card? Are you kidding me? 
     
    Can someone please confirm this is an ongoing issue? 


    Please explain how this is an issue?

    As others have stated, changing the paste has made little to no difference, so therefore I wouldn’t think it is actually an issue.

    The stock paste seems to be working fine, and it is probably not as liquid/fluid as past pastes.

    Do you legitimately need an answer of why a low quality product on a card of this price would be an issue? There have been issues with heat and shutoffs reported for weeks now. If the product ships with a cheap material for cooling, that is worrying. 
     
    I figured that was obvious from the previous posts in thread. If this is some fanboyism, I've no time nor will to try and explain why cheap on expensive is wrong. As my post asked, I'd like some confirmation, not some "how is cheap a problem" unhelpful response. It might be part of a larger QC issue. That is a problem. 
     

     
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    Re: EVGA please use quality thermal paste 2020/10/19 09:24:20 (permalink)
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    Can confirm the low quality paste on my 3090.
    Stone hard stuff on the die. And some cooked dusty stuff on the inductors that hadnt made contact with much of the cooler.







    I'm gonna spend $1800+ dollars or more, and then have to wait for replacement putty and pads to arrive to fix the issues of a new video card? Are you kidding me? 

    Can someone please confirm this is an ongoing issue? 


    Please explain how this is an issue?

    As others have stated, changing the paste has made little to no difference, so therefore I wouldn’t think it is actually an issue.

    The stock paste seems to be working fine, and it is probably not as liquid/fluid as past pastes.

    Do you legitimately need an answer of why a low quality product on a card of this price would be an issue? There have been issues with heat and shutoffs reported for weeks now. If the product ships with a cheap material for cooling, that is worrying. 
     
    I figured that was obvious from the previous posts in thread. If this is some fanboyism, I've no time nor will to try and explain why cheap on expensive is wrong. As my post asked, I'd like some confirmation, not some "how is cheap a problem" unhelpful response. It might be part of a larger QC issue. That is a problem. 
     




    Since I'm not too far down on the 3080 FTW Ultra list, I truly hope that EVGA is reading these threads. Given how incredibly inexpensive quality thermal paste is, there is ZERO EXCUSE on a custom card that is supposed to have superior cooling (and that is $100+ more than MSRP for the FE edition) for putting on crappy thermal paste. If EVGA ships cards like this, I hope they allow for RMAs if the thermals are bad compared to the competition. 

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    Re: EVGA please use quality thermal paste 2020/10/19 09:34:50 (permalink)
    A guy on youtube replace the paste with Kyronaut and the puddy thermal with 1mm thermal pads...and it made no difference.
     
    https://youtu.be/9iVBYTqfPR4
     
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    Re: EVGA please use quality thermal paste 2020/10/19 11:07:40 (permalink)
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    A guy on youtube replace the paste with Kyronaut and the puddy thermal with 1mm thermal pads...and it made no difference.
     

     
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    Thanks for posting this, that's an interesting result. Seems odd that he didn't see any difference with all the changes? Does the EVGA application just look crappy yet performs well?

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    Re: EVGA please use quality thermal paste 2020/10/19 11:26:26 (permalink)
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    Can confirm the low quality paste on my 3090.
    Stone hard stuff on the die. And some cooked dusty stuff on the inductors that hadnt made contact with much of the cooler.







    I'm gonna spend $1800+ dollars or more, and then have to wait for replacement putty and pads to arrive to fix the issues of a new video card? Are you kidding me? 

    Can someone please confirm this is an ongoing issue? 


    Please explain how this is an issue?

    As others have stated, changing the paste has made little to no difference, so therefore I wouldn’t think it is actually an issue.

    The stock paste seems to be working fine, and it is probably not as liquid/fluid as past pastes.

    Do you legitimately need an answer of why a low quality product on a card of this price would be an issue? There have been issues with heat and shutoffs reported for weeks now. If the product ships with a cheap material for cooling, that is worrying. 
     
    I figured that was obvious from the previous posts in thread. If this is some fanboyism, I've no time nor will to try and explain why cheap on expensive is wrong. As my post asked, I'd like some confirmation, not some "how is cheap a problem" unhelpful response. It might be part of a larger QC issue. That is a problem. 
     

    I think that you need to legitimately prove that it is low quality thermal paste.

    That was the point he was making.

    If you can't prove that it is low quality thermal paste, there is nothing that you legitimately need to replace/fix or legitimately complain about.


    Thick thermal pastes are used by manufacturers to reduce the rate of pump-out effect and thus increase the longevity of the paste application before it needs to be replaced. This is a good thing for consumers and is not an indication that the thermal paste is low quality.

    If it is low quality, you need to prove that it is low quality. So far, that has not been proven.


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    A guy on youtube replace the paste with Kyronaut and the puddy thermal with 1mm thermal pads...and it made no difference.
     

     
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    Thanks for posting this, that's an interesting result. Seems odd that he didn't see any difference with all the changes? Does the EVGA application just look crappy yet performs well?


    Yes, seems to be the case.
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    Re: EVGA please use quality thermal paste 2020/10/19 11:36:12 (permalink)
    I've had no issues with temperatures with my 3090 FTW3, I've seen one other thread about bad temps with with an XC3 model but that's about it.

    I think the paste used by EVGA is pretty good quality despite its dryness. I do wish they used more conventional pads instead of thermal putty but if one isn't intending to disassemble the GPU, it's not an issue.

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    Re: EVGA please use quality thermal paste 2020/10/19 11:46:42 (permalink)
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    Can confirm the low quality paste on my 3090.
    Stone hard stuff on the die. And some cooked dusty stuff on the inductors that hadnt made contact with much of the cooler.







    I'm gonna spend $1800+ dollars or more, and then have to wait for replacement putty and pads to arrive to fix the issues of a new video card? Are you kidding me? 

    Can someone please confirm this is an ongoing issue? 


    Please explain how this is an issue?

    As others have stated, changing the paste has made little to no difference, so therefore I wouldn’t think it is actually an issue.

    The stock paste seems to be working fine, and it is probably not as liquid/fluid as past pastes.

    Do you legitimately need an answer of why a low quality product on a card of this price would be an issue? There have been issues with heat and shutoffs reported for weeks now. If the product ships with a cheap material for cooling, that is worrying. 
     
     
     




     
    The heat issues have been for the most part poor airflow/case cooling.
     
    The shut downs have been mostly PSUs that can't handle the transient power spikes, and those models have a history of issues normally with other GPUs. Some others have been from building mistakes on the user end, or cabling issues etc.
     
    Did you have the thermal paste analyzed by a lab to see what it is exactly?
     
    Link to the report, and or screen shot of the report?
     
    So you were saying?
     
     
     
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    Re: EVGA please use quality thermal paste 2020/10/19 11:58:12 (permalink)
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    A guy on youtube replace the paste with Kyronaut and the puddy thermal with 1mm thermal pads...and it made no difference.
     
     
     
    Around 21:40




    Thanks for posting this, that's an interesting result. Seems odd that he didn't see any difference with all the changes? Does the EVGA application just look crappy yet performs well?




     
    Looks like any other time one pulls a CPU or GPU cooler off to me.
     
    It never looks perfect once you pull off the cooler. 

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    Re: EVGA please use quality thermal paste 2020/10/19 12:07:08 (permalink)
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    Can confirm the low quality paste on my 3090.
    Stone hard stuff on the die. And some cooked dusty stuff on the inductors that hadnt made contact with much of the cooler.







    I'm gonna spend $1800+ dollars or more, and then have to wait for replacement putty and pads to arrive to fix the issues of a new video card? Are you kidding me? 

    Can someone please confirm this is an ongoing issue? 


    Please explain how this is an issue?

    As others have stated, changing the paste has made little to no difference, so therefore I wouldn’t think it is actually an issue.

    The stock paste seems to be working fine, and it is probably not as liquid/fluid as past pastes.

    Do you legitimately need an answer of why a low quality product on a card of this price would be an issue? There have been issues with heat and shutoffs reported for weeks now. If the product ships with a cheap material for cooling, that is worrying. 
     
     
     




     
    The heat issues have been for the most part poor airflow/case cooling.
     
    The shut downs have been mostly PSUs that can't handle the transient power spikes, and those models have a history of issues normally with other GPUs. Some others have been from building mistakes on the user end, or cabling issues etc.
     
    Did you have the thermal paste analyzed by a lab to see what it is exactly?
     
    Link to the report, and or screen shot of the report?
     
    So you were saying?
     
     
     


    It was quite literally in the comment you quoted.

    Also, it really seems like a reasonable response to suggest lab testing? Genuinely? Read my original quoted comment. Or just read page 1. You act as if I am making things up. I am asking a question based on response well before mine.

    So, you were saying?

     
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    Re: EVGA please use quality thermal paste 2020/10/19 12:15:28 (permalink)
    If you don't want to try Liquid Metal then you can go with Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut or MX-4 Arctic Silver.
     
    Then there is the extreme overclocking paste in a small jar for $100, Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut Extreme which for a paste is kinda overkill.
     
     
    https://tinyurl.com/y5oodrfs
    Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut Extreme Thermal Compound - 33.84 Grams / 9.0 ml
  • Designed for Overclocking
  • 14,2 W/m*K Thermal Conductivity
  • No Curing
  • Long-Term Durability 

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    Re: EVGA please use quality thermal paste 2020/10/19 12:20:19 (permalink)
    OP wants to talk to the manager.

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    Re: EVGA please use quality thermal paste 2020/10/19 15:57:46 (permalink)
    I mean at a certain point, a tiny bit of extra coverage isn't going to make that much of a difference.

    It is all about surface area and heat transference and from that photo all the components that "should" be heating up at really well covered.
    the Inductors and Capacitors shouldn't be heating up that much. Transistors on the other hand are a different story and it looks like they hit them really well.

    Looks like a lot of power filters on that board lol.

    On a side note: As someone that has spent countless hours on microscope inspection and working with an AOI, these boards or at least this one looks very clean.

    Components are very straight, not much twisting if any. Also looks like someone was trying to get rid of a pesky frequency, there is 2 large pads and a very tiny Cap (looks like one) towards the top right of the PCB. Normally that is used to filter for EMC issues.

    Also, I think i need a vacation....
     
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    Re: EVGA please use quality thermal paste 2020/10/19 18:03:39 (permalink)
    LinS123
    I've had no issues with temperatures with my 3090 FTW3, I've seen one other thread about bad temps with with an XC3 model but that's about it.

    I think the paste used by EVGA is pretty good quality despite its dryness. I do wish they used more conventional pads instead of thermal putty but if one isn't intending to disassemble the GPU, it's not an issue.


    Why use porous pads when dense thermal putty transfers heat better?

    If you want to DEGRADE the thermals, go ahead.

    There is no legitimate argument because it's based on ignorance.
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    Re: EVGA please use quality thermal paste 2020/10/19 18:50:35 (permalink)
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    I doubt there would be any improvement unless you went to liquid metal on the die.


    Has it been established that the metals that would be in contact are compatible?
     
    IIRC, it attacked the heat sink metals used in the 2000 series. Again, IIRC, that was the nickel plating and the shoes on the 3000 series look like copper, but thought I’d ask if it has been established that it is safe to use on the 3000 series heat sinks.

    I have no idea. Just posting that as we know liquid metal is better for temps.
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    Re: EVGA please use quality thermal paste 2020/10/19 18:57:34 (permalink)
    IRanNaked

    Why use porous pads when dense thermal putty transfers heat better?

    If you want to DEGRADE the thermals, go ahead.

    There is no legitimate argument because it's based on ignorance.


    It's a personal preference since I don't have putty and intend to replace the cooler with the Hybrid cooler once that is released. Cleaning it off is a hassle.

    I don't understand the aggressive response on a personal preference. It was not an argument against putty. Chill. Seriously this launch has kind of brought out the worst in people.

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    Re: EVGA please use quality thermal paste 2020/10/19 22:10:34 (permalink)
    jankerson
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    Can confirm the low quality paste on my 3090.
    Stone hard stuff on the die. And some cooked dusty stuff on the inductors that hadnt made contact with much of the cooler.







    I'm gonna spend $1800+ dollars or more, and then have to wait for replacement putty and pads to arrive to fix the issues of a new video card? Are you kidding me? 

    Can someone please confirm this is an ongoing issue? 


    Please explain how this is an issue?

    As others have stated, changing the paste has made little to no difference, so therefore I wouldn’t think it is actually an issue.

    The stock paste seems to be working fine, and it is probably not as liquid/fluid as past pastes.

    Do you legitimately need an answer of why a low quality product on a card of this price would be an issue? There have been issues with heat and shutoffs reported for weeks now. If the product ships with a cheap material for cooling, that is worrying. 
     
     
     




     
    The heat issues have been for the most part poor airflow/case cooling.
     
    The shut downs have been mostly PSUs that can't handle the transient power spikes, and those models have a history of issues normally with other GPUs. Some others have been from building mistakes on the user end, or cabling issues etc.
     
    Did you have the thermal paste analyzed by a lab to see what it is exactly?
     
    Link to the report, and or screen shot of the report?
     
    So you were saying?
     
     
     



    Like everyone on this forum, people were quick to blame my airflow/case setup. I went as far as ordering different fans, ordering an AIO because people claimed my air cooler was causing more heat.

    At the end of the day, my heat issue was not due to poor airflow/case cooling. My 3090 Xc3 ran at 88 degrees during 3dMark benchmarks.
    I put my friend's 3090 FE in the same exact case and components and that card saw an average temp at 52 degrees. 

    Link with details here -- https://forums.evga.com/V...3090-XC3-m3113881.aspx


     
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    Re: EVGA please use quality thermal paste 2020/10/20 06:45:01 (permalink)
    brandobot
    jankerson
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    the_Scarlet_one
    DarkTAO
    bmgjet
    Can confirm the low quality paste on my 3090.
    Stone hard stuff on the die. And some cooked dusty stuff on the inductors that hadnt made contact with much of the cooler.







    I'm gonna spend $1800+ dollars or more, and then have to wait for replacement putty and pads to arrive to fix the issues of a new video card? Are you kidding me? 

    Can someone please confirm this is an ongoing issue? 


    Please explain how this is an issue?

    As others have stated, changing the paste has made little to no difference, so therefore I wouldn’t think it is actually an issue.

    The stock paste seems to be working fine, and it is probably not as liquid/fluid as past pastes.

    Do you legitimately need an answer of why a low quality product on a card of this price would be an issue? There have been issues with heat and shutoffs reported for weeks now. If the product ships with a cheap material for cooling, that is worrying. 
     
     
     




     
    The heat issues have been for the most part poor airflow/case cooling.
     
    The shut downs have been mostly PSUs that can't handle the transient power spikes, and those models have a history of issues normally with other GPUs. Some others have been from building mistakes on the user end, or cabling issues etc.
     
    Did you have the thermal paste analyzed by a lab to see what it is exactly?
     
    Link to the report, and or screen shot of the report?
     
    So you were saying?
     
     
     



    Like everyone on this forum, people were quick to blame my airflow/case setup. I went as far as ordering different fans, ordering an AIO because people claimed my air cooler was causing more heat.

    At the end of the day, my heat issue was not due to poor airflow/case cooling. My 3090 Xc3 ran at 88 degrees during 3dMark benchmarks.
    I put my friend's 3090 FE in the same exact case and components and that card saw an average temp at 52 degrees. 

    Link with details here -- https://forums.evga.com/V...3090-XC3-m3113881.aspx

    That doesn't mean that the thermal paste is the problem though, does it?
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