anderslashI'm getting temperatures WAY OVER this. Should I be worried?My RTX 2080 XC Gaming (08G-P4-2182-KR) easily reaches 81-85C while playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey.08G-P4-2182-KR
xblackvalorxQuestion on this topic. Does a thermal paste swap void the warranty?
anderslashxblackvalorxQuestion on this topic. Does a thermal paste swap void the warranty?No. Just got a response from EVGA Support: Hi Anderson, Thank you for contacting us, some other solutions that you can consider are replacing the thermal grease with a premium replacement and also replacing the chassis fans.Replacing the thermal grease will not void your warranty, just be sure to reinsert the card. You can try replacing the fans in your case with another brand to see if it improves the airflow. I hope the information helps improve your thermals, if you need more suggestions or have other questions, let us know and we'll be happy to help. Greetings, EVGA
anderslashI didn't find it very difficult, but you have to be extra careful. At first, I was very confused and I did remove all the tiny screws from the back plate just before I noticed it maybe was not necessary. Just remove the 4 screws around the GPU and I think you will be fine. Be careful with the wire connecting the fans to the PCB, they seem to be very fragile. There is a plastic piece that protects it. Remove it first if you can and the task will be a piece of cake, since it exposes the wires and then it's easier to handle. Apart from that, it was easier than I expected.
xblackvalorxCool thanks! Did you find it at all difficult to reattach the fan headers? I've got large hands and it's usually that kinda thing that trips me up