ty_ger07Probably you are seeing the effects of the thermal contact between the core and the cooler degrading. If you removed the cooler, removed the thermal paste, and applied new thermal paste, your temperatures would probably return to what was familiar. It is not uncommon for people (even experts) to recommend replacing thermal paste once a year. Until then, you will probably see temperatures continue to degrade; but honestly, I don't think they are bad enough yet that you should lose sleep over it.
GameOverManI have never took a GPU apart before, and I cant atm afford to screw it up. Can you link some videos on how that works?
GameOverManBut the heat only increased when I put my new AIO in, which makes me think the front mounted aio is the cause of the heat.
bob16314Radiators cool better with the fan(s) sucking in cooler outside air and is usually the recommended way to mount the fans for better cooling, but that can increase your case air temp that your GPU relies on to cool it and make it run hotter.Radiator fan(s) sucking warmer air out of the case may result in less CPU cooling, but better GPU cooling.You might consider replacing the TIM on the GPU chip with some better/good stuff like Kryonaut (12.5 W/mk Thermal Conductivity), evenly spreading a thin layer to completely cover all areas of the chip..Or do it up like a boss and use Conductonaut (73 W/mk Thermal Conductivity), but that's liquid metal and highly electrically conductive, of course, and application method/precautions must be adhered to.Those temps could probably be better, and I would try to get them down, but are really nothing to be concerned about..Not going to 'cook' your GPU..The Maximum GPU Temperature is 91C (see specs) and should then shut itself off (THERMTRIP) to prevent silicone damage, just like a CPU.See also: Why does my EVGA graphics card run hot? in the EVGA FAQs.Replacing the TIM does not void the warranty as long as you don't damage the card in any way in the process.
GameOverManAlso My GPU is still under warranty here. Would I be able to RMA it for service? I never used it before, how much would that cost me?