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2022/09/27 02:20:24 (permalink)
ISSUE RESOLVED, THE GPU WAS DEFECTIVE, ALL IS GOOD WITH THE REPLACEMENT CARD.
 
 
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- New PC kept tripping the breaker
- Re-did entire wiring in a freshly built apartment
- Replaced every single component except for GPU Let me be clear on this since many people are misunderstanding, here are the list of components I tested:
  • CPU: Intel i7-12700k / AMD R7 5800X / AMD R7 5600X
  • MOBO: Gigabyte Z690i / MSI B550i / Asrock B550i / Asus B550i
  • SSD: Samsung EVO 970 Plus 1TB / SK Hynix Gold 1TB
  • PSU: Cooler Master V850 / Corsair SF600 / Corsair SF750 / EVGA SuperNOVA850 / SilverStone SX1000
  • Cooler: Asetek 645LT / EVGA CLC280 / EK-AIO 210
  • Keyboard: Keychron K8 / Logitech G915TKL
  • Mouse: Razor Orochi V2 / Logitech G305
  • Case: Dan Cases A4 v2 / Aklla A4 v2 / FormD T1 v2
  • Monitor: Acer EI342CKR / Samsung CRG9 / 7" USB HDMI monitor from Aliexpress
  • UPS: APC UPS1500VA / CyberPower PR1500LCD
  • Circuit breaker: 15A 20A 25A 60A Nothing but the PC in the circuit (+ monitor)
  • Cables: I only used whatever came with the PSU. When I replaced the PSU, I replaced all cables including the 120v power cable as well.
- Moved to a new house (again, freshly built)
- Replaced 3080 with 3050, problem disappeared
- Created my own CP2077 character for the first time in 2 years
- I'm stupid
 

I bought my EVGA RTX 3080 -KR, Non-lhr just before Cyberpunk 2077 came out.
 
Since then, the PC kept tripping the 15A breaker in a brand new apartment (I was the first tenant) whenever I put the PC under load (AAA game, rendering, streaming, etc.).
 
I thought there must be something wrong with the wiring, so I had the management office redo the entire wiring and ground cable, but the problem never went away. Of course, adding an 1500W UPS didn't help either.
 
Over the period of 2 years, I replaced ALL components except GPU. New CPU (intel 10th gen to R7 5800x), new MOBO, new SSD, new RAM, new PSU, and even a new freaking case.
 
But the issue persisted and my life got busy along the way, so I just quit playing games, and most importantly, stopped using that problematic PC until I recently moved to a newly built house.
 
At this new place I just moved in, I was curious whether or not if it was actually the PC that was causing the issue or the apartment's wiring, so I hooked up the PC for the first time in months and it tripped the breaker while updating Windows.
 
I didn't give up, and this time, to 100% confirm my theory, I connected the PC to a 60A circuit that my Tesla charger is connected to (car wasn't charging), and it tripped that too.
 
The only option left for me was to try a different GPU and I happened to have an EVGA RTX 3050 laying around from work so I hooked that up, turned it on, and it's been running Cyberpunk 2077 for an hour.
 
For the first time in 2+ years, I now have a character of my own in Cyberpunk.
 
I feel like I wasted so much time to realize such an apparent cause of the issue, but at this point, I'm just happy that I no longer have to deal with this bullcrap anymore.
 
I'm calling EVGA first thing in the morning at 5AM PST and getting this effin defective card replaced.
 
Looks like I even purchased an extended warranty in the past, it's got 1154 days left lol.
post edited by Min_Ahn - 2022/09/30 20:51:55
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    Re: Took 2 years to finally call my RTX 3080 defective 2022/09/27 04:30:02 (permalink)
    Jeesh,  I hate electrical issues.
    Glad you finally got it sorted.

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    Re: Took 2 years to finally call my RTX 3080 defective 2022/09/27 04:36:09 (permalink)
    This story makes no sense.
    Arc fault breakers, maybe?

    This story just doesn't make sense. A 6600 watt breaker (I know it isn't "6600 watt", but for the sake of this comparison, it doesn't matter) tripping from a ~400 watt video card through a PSU through a 1500 watt UPS? There is just no way. If anything, it would be the PSU or UPS which was faulty.

    It can't be amperage which is tripping it. Something else, something else.
    post edited by ty_ger07 - 2022/09/27 08:00:13
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    Re: Took 2 years to finally call my RTX 3080 defective 2022/09/27 10:15:16 (permalink)
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    Jeesh,  I hate electrical issues.
    Glad you finally got it sorted.

    Thanks mate.
     
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    This story makes no sense.
    Arc fault breakers, maybe?

    This story just doesn't make sense. A 6600 watt breaker (I know it isn't "6600 watt", but for the sake of this comparison, it doesn't matter) tripping from a ~400 watt video card through a PSU through a 1500 watt UPS? There is just no way. If anything, it would be the PSU or UPS which was faulty.

    It can't be amperage which is tripping it. Something else, something else.

    Yeah it didn't make sense to me either but I replaced literally everything except for the GPU and myself. I even replaced houses but the problem persisted until I simply installed a new GPU.
    The issue got so much worse that even by turning it on and leaving it on idle would cause the breaker to trip. Now with a temporary RTX 3050 in my system, I've been running CP2077 for 7 hours now.
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    Re: Took 2 years to finally call my RTX 3080 defective 2022/09/27 10:39:20 (permalink)
    Looks like a PSU issue here though...

    Edit: What PSU models did you try the card on anyway? Not the brand or wattage, the actual model.
    post edited by Michapolys - 2022/09/27 10:43:10
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    Re: Took 2 years to finally call my RTX 3080 defective 2022/09/27 10:42:28 (permalink)
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    Looks like a PSU issue here though...

    I came across probably ALL SFX PSUs because of this issue, EVGA, Corsair, Silverstone, Cooler Master, etc. ranging from 650w to 1000w.
    None resolved the issue. Oh, not to mention I spent probably 300+ to try different power cords.
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    Re: Took 2 years to finally call my RTX 3080 defective 2022/09/27 10:44:40 (permalink)
    I see. Did you try an SFX-L PSU? Would it fit in the case you use?
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    Re: Took 2 years to finally call my RTX 3080 defective 2022/09/27 10:47:09 (permalink)
    It usually does but since I was only testing, I did it on an open bench. The SFX-L PSU I used was Silverstone 1000w.
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    Re: Took 2 years to finally call my RTX 3080 defective 2022/09/27 10:49:56 (permalink)
    It sounds like bad news if the SX1000 from Silverstone tripped the breaker too.

    Is the card under warranty? You could try having EVGA replace it and see if this happens with the new card too
    post edited by Michapolys - 2022/09/27 11:31:17
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    Re: Took 2 years to finally call my RTX 3080 defective 2022/09/27 10:55:09 (permalink)
    All PSUs I tested tripped the breaker.
    Just opened a cross-ship RMA a couple hours ago when the customer service center opened so hopefully the replacement card will resolve the issue. Will keep this thread updated.
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    Re: Took 2 years to finally call my RTX 3080 defective 2022/09/27 11:01:28 (permalink)
    How would a GPU trip a breaker without something else going on within the system? like I would think it would damage something along the way if it kept tripping breakers.

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    Re: Took 2 years to finally call my RTX 3080 defective 2022/09/27 11:16:18 (permalink)
    It is perfectly normal if the load is so sudden and high that you end up within the breaker's tripping curve, regardless of the current rating of the breaker.

    Thing is, all SFX and SFX-L PSUs currently on the market use the same two topologies. Both of which do not play well with very sudden immerse loads.

    PSUs with high capacitance do better in theory in this regard, but this is countered if they use multiple transformers (ie the Silverstone SFX-L 1000 watt).

    TLDR version: The big capacitors on the so called "primary" side of the PSU empty cause of the sudden load, tripping the breakers.
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    Re: Took 2 years to finally call my RTX 3080 defective 2022/09/27 12:09:16 (permalink)
    Theorizing is fine, but let's look at this fact: a 3080 was able to trip a 60 amp breaker? No way! And, standard breakers don't usually react to instantaneous loads, so it shouldn't be possible for it to trip a 15 amp breaker instantaneously either. And if it were the video card, the load would have to be instantaneous, otherwise the video card or PSU would be a ball of flames. It makes no sense.

    It sounds crazy.

    Again, what type of breaker is this? Standard? Ground fault? Arc fault?
    It shouldn't be tripping a standard breaker. It is insane to try to hypothesize how the video card could trip a standard breaker.
    If it is an arc fault breaker, well there's your problem. Those trip for nuisance faults with switch-mode power supplies all the time. Replace it with a standard breaker and no more troubles. I wouldn't say that an arc fault breaker tripping could be an indication of a faulty GPU. I would say that if it is an arc fault breaker tripping, it is correlation, not causation; the GPU may be a contributing factor, not the cause.
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    Re: Took 2 years to finally call my RTX 3080 defective 2022/09/27 12:19:51 (permalink)
    if the breaker has a little "test button" it is probably an ark fault breaker, as they are the Current "new" standard/ requirement - at least in the US
     
    What else is on "that breaker" besides the PC ?

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    Re: Took 2 years to finally call my RTX 3080 defective 2022/09/28 04:42:41 (permalink)
    UPDATE
    I've been playing CP2077 for 10+ hours now, no tripping with RTX3050.
    Thought maybe it stablized itself so put RTX3080 back in the PC and it tripped the breaker 5 minutes after boot (with nothing running, just staring at the background).
    Now I'm back to playing with RTX3050 till the replacement card arrives. 
    Also, I noticed red LEDs on 3080's PCB board would come on for like 2 seconds and then the breaker trips. Every single time.
     
     
     
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    How would a GPU trip a breaker without something else going on within the system? like I would think it would damage something along the way if it kept tripping breakers.


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    Theorizing is fine, but let's look at this fact: a 3080 was able to trip a 60 amp breaker? No way! And, standard breakers don't usually react to instantaneous loads, so it shouldn't be possible for it to trip a 15 amp breaker instantaneously either. And if it were the video card, the load would have to be instantaneous, otherwise the video card or PSU would be a ball of flames. It makes no sense.

    It sounds crazy.

    Again, what type of breaker is this? Standard? Ground fault? Arc fault?
    It shouldn't be tripping a standard breaker. It is insane to try to hypothesize how the video card could trip a standard breaker.
    If it is an arc fault breaker, well there's your problem. Those trip for nuisance faults with switch-mode power supplies all the time. Replace it with a standard breaker and no more troubles. I wouldn't say that an arc fault breaker tripping could be an indication of a faulty GPU. I would say that if it is an arc fault breaker tripping, it is correlation, not causation; the GPU may be a contributing factor, not the cause.

    Not sure if you guys read the post but I replaced literally everything except the GPU, even the house.
    Issue went away when I finally hooked RTX3050 to the same PC that tripped minutes before I replaced the card.
     
     
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    if the breaker has a little "test button" it is probably an ark fault breaker, as they are the Current "new" standard/ requirement - at least in the US
     
    What else is on "that breaker" besides the PC ?


    Yeah all new apts/houses are using Arc fault these days according to the electrician and from my recent experience.
    I tested 15A, 20A, 25A, and 60A all with only the PC in the circuit (+ small 7 inch USB HDMI monitor for testing purposes)
    post edited by Min_Ahn - 2022/09/28 04:51:00
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    Re: Took 2 years to finally call my RTX 3080 defective 2022/09/28 05:13:51 (permalink)
    the second variable you've introduced is that the 3080 is a much more powerful GPU than 3050. I'd be interested to know if another high power GPU causes issues.
     
    As others have said, AFCI breakers are notorious for "nuisance tripping" and sometimes can be sensitive to certain kinds of loads.
     
    you mentioned a 1500W UPS. what happens if you power the PC ONLY on the UPS for a short while and load up the GPU? does it overload the UPS?
    what about the PSU? is it maybe an older unit with bad ripple?
     
    all other factors that I would check.

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    Re: Took 2 years to finally call my RTX 3080 defective 2022/09/28 06:00:00 (permalink)
    Correlation, not causation. How could a GPU cause an arc fault through a PSU and through a UPS? I think you will continue to have problems with other GPUs.

    If I were you, I would be searching for which PSU and UPS is least likely to trip an arc fault breaker.

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    Not sure if you guys read the post but I replaced literally everything except the GPU, even the house.
    Issue went away when I finally hooked RTX3050 to the same PC that tripped minutes before I replaced the card.


    Of course I read it! Did you read what I wrote? Changing the GPU changes the circumstance and a contributing factor, but doesn't make it the cause.

    Good luck with the replacement!
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    Re: Took 2 years to finally call my RTX 3080 defective 2022/09/28 07:03:43 (permalink)
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    Of course I read it! Did you read what I wrote? Changing the GPU changes the circumstance and a contributing factor, but doesn't make it the cause.

    Could it be something to do with the power draw of the GPU overloading the USP? Like maybe the UPS is not big enough for the system with the 3080 in it and it does something funky to trip the breaker? IDK my knowledge of breakers are very dated, almost every homes here still have pushmatic breakers, some ever still have fuse panels. 😲
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    Re: Took 2 years to finally call my RTX 3080 defective 2022/09/28 07:18:11 (permalink)
    he probably does not trip the breaker because of the load, those can take a motor startup for few mili seconds prior to trip. North america, bare minimum is 15A on 120v , and can be overide a brief moment for equipment startup. so by code you should not load over 80% a breaker , but for heating element (since they are linear loads) . His PC need to have a constant load over 1800w for few seconds to trip. Assuming he's in n/a.
     
    breaker trip also when the electrons are not flowing in sync with the a/c current. see this like a line up of people going forward/backward 60 time every second (60hz), if one person is the wrong way, the breaker trip.
     
    imo a short would do something to the psu 1st.
     
    and in 2 years, you get yourself a outlet meter , those are 20$ to local store and can be useful for many other stuff.
    polarity reverse on the outlet can do funky stuff, even if its a/c, reversing the white/black wire can load the wrong side of a switch/ part of the equipment. once again there's a tool for that.
     

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    Re: Took 2 years to finally call my RTX 3080 defective 2022/09/28 07:26:42 (permalink)
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    he probably does not trip the breaker because of the load, those can take a motor startup for few mili seconds prior to trip. North america, bare minimum is 15A on 120v , and can be overide a brief moment for equipment startup. so by code you should not load over 80% a breaker , but for heating element (since they are linear loads) . His PC need to have a constant load over 1800w for few seconds to trip. Assuming he's in n/a.
     
    breaker trip also when the electrons are not flowing in sync with the a/c current. see this like a line up of people going forward/backward 60 time every second (60hz), if one person is the wrong way, the breaker trip.
     
    imo a short would do something to the psu 1st.
     
    and in 2 years, you get yourself a outlet meter , those are 20$ to local store and can be useful for many other stuff.
    polarity reverse on the outlet can do funky stuff, even if its a/c, reversing the white/black wire can load the wrong side of a switch/ part of the equipment. once again there's a tool for that.
     





    Good points
     
    Taking the "short" concept to the next possibility ---> I wonder if OP is using the same --> Case, KB & Mouse this whole time?
     
    If just one of those items has any issue, under the heaver load of the 3080 ......
     
    Test this MB on cardboard/ non-conductive surface. 
     
    Or even as a first step --> disconnect the case & remove All but the bare minimum:  CPU, cpu cooler, GPU, boot drive, (1) RAM

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    Re: Took 2 years to finally call my RTX 3080 defective 2022/09/28 12:34:39 (permalink)
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    UPDATE
    I've been playing CP2077 for 10+ hours now, no tripping with RTX3050.
    Thought maybe it stablized itself so put RTX3080 back in the PC and it tripped the breaker 5 minutes after boot (with nothing running, just staring at the background).
    Now I'm back to playing with RTX3050 till the replacement card arrives. 
    Also, I noticed red LEDs on 3080's PCB board would come on for like 2 seconds and then the breaker trips. Every single time.


    Initially I would wait to see if RMAing the 3080 fixes the issue. It is a good idea to disconnect the UPS when testing the stability of the system, though I suspect you already tried that. UPSes are known to have issues of this kind when overloaded.

    If the breaker trips even after that, then you want to switch PSU for a unit that handles transient loads better.
    This is easier said than done, since although there are quite a few ATX sized PSUs that are perfectly capable of doing so, there are only a couple of small form factor PSUs that fit the bill.

    Specifically the only two I could currently find are the following:

    - An SFX platform made by Channel Well, that is not yet used by anyone, though at least Corsair will use it in the near future.

    - The Asus Loki SFX-L Platinum platform that has the new 12+4 GPU 12VHPWR connector and its models go from 750 to 1000 watts, but it has no reviews yet, so I do not yet know the components it has, although the transformer it uses seems to be a high frequency one that fits the bill.

    My suggestion is to check stability on the 3080 they send you, without connecting the PC to a UPS, and only go for the Loki PSU Asus has as a last resort. It should work fine if the rest potential causes (overloaded UPS and defective GPU) are ruled out.
    post edited by Michapolys - 2022/09/28 13:42:59
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    Re: Took 2 years to finally call my RTX 3080 defective 2022/09/28 14:36:30 (permalink)
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    Initially I would wait to see if RMAing the 3080 fixes the issue. It is a good idea to disconnect the UPS when testing the stability of the system, though I suspect you already tried that. UPSes are known to have issues of this kind when overloaded.

    Just to verify, you are aware that he is tripping an arc fault breaker and it isn't a transient load problem, right?

    He was tripping a 60 amp breaker. You are aware, right?
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    Re: Took 2 years to finally call my RTX 3080 defective 2022/09/28 17:36:19 (permalink)
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    he probably does not trip the breaker because of the load, those can take a motor startup for few mili seconds prior to trip. North america, bare minimum is 15A on 120v , and can be overide a brief moment for equipment startup. so by code you should not load over 80% a breaker , but for heating element (since they are linear loads) . His PC need to have a constant load over 1800w for few seconds to trip. Assuming he's in n/a.
     
    breaker trip also when the electrons are not flowing in sync with the a/c current. see this like a line up of people going forward/backward 60 time every second (60hz), if one person is the wrong way, the breaker trip.
     
    imo a short would do something to the psu 1st.
     
    and in 2 years, you get yourself a outlet meter , those are 20$ to local store and can be useful for many other stuff.
    polarity reverse on the outlet can do funky stuff, even if its a/c, reversing the white/black wire can load the wrong side of a switch/ part of the equipment. once again there's a tool for that.
     





    Good points
     
    Taking the "short" concept to the next possibility ---> I wonder if OP is using the same --> Case, KB & Mouse this whole time?
     
    If just one of those items has any issue, under the heaver load of the 3080 ......
     
    Test this MB on cardboard/ non-conductive surface. 
     
    Or even as a first step --> disconnect the case & remove All but the bare minimum:  CPU, cpu cooler, GPU, boot drive, (1) RAM


    I have two sets of wireless keyboard and mouse and I switched cases about 3 times (Dan A4, Aklla, FormD).
    And regarding the testing environment, what you suggested is exactly how I had the PC running before it tripped- CPU, Cooler, RAM, GPU, SSD, PSU.
     
     
     

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    I've been playing CP2077 for 10+ hours now, no tripping with RTX3050.
    Thought maybe it stablized itself so put RTX3080 back in the PC and it tripped the breaker 5 minutes after boot (with nothing running, just staring at the background).
    Now I'm back to playing with RTX3050 till the replacement card arrives. 
    Also, I noticed red LEDs on 3080's PCB board would come on for like 2 seconds and then the breaker trips. Every single time.


    Initially I would wait to see if RMAing the 3080 fixes the issue. It is a good idea to disconnect the UPS when testing the stability of the system, though I suspect you already tried that. UPSes are known to have issues of this kind when overloaded.

    If the breaker trips even after that, then you want to switch PSU for a unit that handles transient loads better.
    This is easier said than done, since although there are quite a few ATX sized PSUs that are perfectly capable of doing so, there are only a couple of small form factor PSUs that fit the bill.

    Specifically the only two I could currently find are the following:

    - An SFX platform made by Channel Well, that is not yet used by anyone, though at least Corsair will use it in the near future.

    - The Asus Loki SFX-L Platinum platform that has the new 12+4 GPU 12VHPWR connector and its models go from 750 to 1000 watts, but it has no reviews yet, so I do not yet know the components it has, although the transformer it uses seems to be a high frequency one that fits the bill.

    My suggestion is to check stability on the 3080 they send you, without connecting the PC to a UPS, and only go for the Loki PSU Asus has as a last resort. It should work fine if the rest potential causes (overloaded UPS and defective GPU) are ruled out.

    I tested both with and without UPS in the circuit and nothing else, literally only the PC.


     
    Let me be clear on this since many people are misunderstanding, here are the list of components I tested:
      • CPU: Intel i7-12700k / AMD R7 5800X / AMD R7 5600X
      • MOBO: Gigabyte Z690i / MSI B550i / Asrock B550i / Asus B550i
      • SSD: Samsung EVO 970 Plus 1TB / SK Hynix Gold 1TB
      • PSU: Cooler Master V850 / Corsair SF600 / Corsair SF750 / EVGA SuperNOVA850 / SilverStone SX1000
      • Cooler: Asetek 645LT / EVGA CLC280 / EK-AIO 210
      • Keyboard: Keychron K8 / Logitech G915TKL
      • Mouse: Razor Orochi V2 / Logitech G305
      • Case: Dan Cases A4 v2 / Aklla A4 v2 / FormD T1 v2
      • Monitor: Acer EI342CKR / Samsung CRG9 / 7" USB HDMI monitor from Aliexpress
      • UPS: APC UPS1500VA / CyberPower PR1500LCD
      • Circuit breaker: 15A 20A 25A 60A Nothing but the PC in the circuit (+ monitor)
      • Cables: I only used whatever came with the PSU. When I replaced the PSU, I replaced all cables including the 120v power cable as well.
    All of the above tripped the breaker with RTX3080 inside of it. I recently tested many different component combinations with RTX3050 but I couldn't replicate the issue anymore.
    The replacement card apparently is another 10G-P5-3897-KR so I will keep this post updated.
    post edited by Min_Ahn - 2022/09/28 17:54:16
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    Re: Took 2 years to finally call my RTX 3080 defective 2022/09/30 17:38:20 (permalink)
    Update 09/30/22
     
    Just received this junk via UPS today. I spoke with the customer service and they're going to further "investigate" what they can do..




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    Re: Took 2 years to finally call my RTX 3080 defective 2022/09/30 17:48:40 (permalink)
    RMA cards are primarily previously owned. They may have cosmetic blemishes.

    The bad situation EVGA is in, is that everyone wants EVGA to accept any blemishes when they send their care in, but expects EVGA to magically not have cards with blemishes when they leave EVGA.

    The important question is whether or not the different card behaves differently. More data points.
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    Re: Took 2 years to finally call my RTX 3080 defective 2022/09/30 17:56:44 (permalink)
    Does it trip the breaker?

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    Re: Took 2 years to finally call my RTX 3080 defective 2022/09/30 18:01:58 (permalink)
    the second picture "EVGA logo" , looks like possibly - "the protective film" was never removed - scratches might only be in that film
     
    the last photo - with what looks to be a "stain of some sort" ... that is a possible red flag - depends what caused it

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    Re: Took 2 years to finally call my RTX 3080 defective 2022/09/30 20:50:23 (permalink)
    Update2 09/30/22
     
    EVGA CS rep said "it seems like this is a decent reconditioned recertified card that you sent images of" and the stain is "called thermal pad sweat and will not be conductive and has no effect on the cards functionally".
    So I decided to finally install the replacement card despite the unsatisfactory condition it came in, and it appears to have resolved the issue.
    I've been running CP2077 with my breaker all happy for about an hour now. I'll report back if this card ever behaves like the old one.
    Thanks everyone for your interest. Have a great weekend!
     
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    Nope, it's running great!

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    the second picture "EVGA logo" , looks like possibly - "the protective film" was never removed - scratches might only be in that film
     
    the last photo - with what looks to be a "stain of some sort" ... that is a possible red flag - depends what caused it


    Yeah the rep said the same thing and I can confirm it's a protective film which I was never aware of.
     
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    Re: Took 2 years to finally call my RTX 3080 defective 2022/09/30 23:44:15 (permalink)
    They might have sent you a card with newer revision PCB (rev 1.0 or 2.0) which should be generally safer to use.
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    Re: Took 2 years to finally call my RTX 3080 defective 2022/10/06 19:19:37 (permalink)
    Update3 10/06/22
     
     
    The replacement card was causing a freezing/stuttering issue every once in a while showing 99% load in task manager even with nothing open in background.

    Today, I received another replacement card and this time, the card is flawless- no dust, no scratch, no mark on gold finers, no odor. It had proper packaging (the previous one wasn't even sealed), protective film on the bracket as well as the rubber cover.

    Two things I noticed that differ from the previous replacement are, the all-black, thicker box vs. the rainbow pattern paper box that the previous one came in, and there's a "QC OK" sticker which the previous replacement card didn't have. 


     




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