the_Scarlet_oneSpeak with EVGA support (email@example.com) and find out if there is any remaining warranty. If there is, take the universal block off, inspect the PCB, and remount the original cooler. Test it again.
the_Scarlet_oneI am curious how you mounted the universal block with the mid plate still intact? Or did you pull the mid plate and attach heat sinks to the VRM/VRAM?
the_Scarlet_one If you did the heat sinks and you used permanent thermal tape, if can cause damage when removing, so be very very careful. Any damage to the PCB caused by the user will immediately void the warranty.