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2019/10/04 19:52:18 (permalink)
I know this may have been asked previously, but I was looking to replace the thermal pads on my GTX 1080 Ti SC BE with some aftermarket ones. I wasn't sure what thickness to go with or what brand so I contacted EVGA support. I got a reply from a rep who I think is from EVGA Taiwan, who said that I would have to send it in for thermal pad replacement because I'll void the warranty if I did.
 
This seems to be in conflict with what I've read some time ago, not sure if it was here or another forum, where an EVGA rep said that warranty would still be honored so long as I put back in the stock thermal pads if in case I need to RMA my GPU.
 
Can anybody clarify this? Also, would it be possible to get official EVGA replacement thermal pads if they don't recommend using the aftermarket ones?
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    Re: Thermal pad replacements 2019/10/04 20:21:48 (permalink)
     
     
    You Are allowed to replace TIM & thermal Pads On EVGA GPUs  ---> Hey you can even put a water block on the card
     
    Be careful - If you cause physical damage to the card --> that is Not under warranty
     
    Yes, Card must have the stock cooler if its Returned for RMA
     
    See FAQ 59738 ---> "If you choose to replace the thermal pads on your graphics card, you will want to use thermal pads which are"
     
     
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    Re: Thermal pad replacements 2019/10/18 18:33:17 (permalink)
    Cool GTX
     
     
    You Are allowed to replace TIM & thermal Pads On EVGA GPUs  ---> Hey you can even put a water block on the card
     
    Be careful - If you cause physical damage to the card --> that is Not under warranty
     
    Yes, Card must have the stock cooler if its Returned for RMA
     
    See ---> "If you choose to replace the thermal pads on your graphics card, you will want to use thermal pads which are"
     
     
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    That's good to know, thanks. What thickness would you guys recommend using? Also, are there specific brand thermal pads you would recommend as an acceptable replacement?
     
    Or how can I go about getting official EVGA replacement thermal pads? Are there any available for purchase anywhere?
    post edited by BURN_BaD - 2019/10/18 18:34:18
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