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What To Do If You Have An Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Or GTX 1070 From EVGA

Question asked by kingfish on Oct 31, 2016
Latest reply on Nov 3, 2016 by bearcat22

EVGA GTX 1080 and 1070 cards reportedly catching fire due to VRMs overheating


Nvidia GTX 1080 & 1070 EVGA Cards Reportedly Catching Fire & Dying Due To Overheating VRMs

What To Do If You Have An Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Or GTX 1070 From EVGA

Thankfully, EVGA has acknowledged the issue and has already implemented changes to the production line. Namely equipping all of its future graphics cards with VRM thermal pads to combat the issue. The company admitted that the lack of VRAM & VRM cooling was an oversight and has promised to honor warranties.

It is currently offering existing GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 owners a VRM thermal pad kit for free, which you can get here. Alternatively, users have the option to return their graphics cards directly to EVGA in exchange for a card with the thermal mod already installed.

In the meantime, if you were planning to buy any dual fan GTX 1080 or GTX 1070 from EVGA we would advise you to hold off that purchase until new units equipped with the thermal mod are rolled out. We would highly recommend that all existing EVGA GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 owners opt for the thermal mod as soon as possible to avoid any hardware damage.

Edit: People are asking which cards are effected.

ALL EVGA GTX 1070 models, and 1080 models that use the ACX 3.0 COOLER. *Except the Classified Edition according to the article