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7900 XTX Red Devil cards may suffer from high GPU temperatures due to incorrect application of thermal paste


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Of course, the reviewer reached out to PowerColor to report on the problem and the company has already issued a short statement. PowerColor confirms there was an issue with the production line. The company promises to implement new thermal grease and change how the cooler was installed. The company claims that this issue affected a small percentage of the cards, but it is unclear if the same problem could have affected other models that were on the same production line. Igor claims that the issue is not isolated.

https://videocardz.com/newz/powercolor-rx-7900-xtx-red-devil-cards-may-suffer-from-high-gpu-temperatures-due-to-incorrect-application-of-thermal-compound

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On 19/05/2023 at 06:59, bonami2 said:

 

...^this is not an isolated incident, IMO. Of the last 14 GPUs I bought for work + play, the majority had badly applied thermal paste and high deltas for hotspot temps. My thermal pantry box is full of various thermal pastes, thermal pads and thermal putty (the latter vacuum-sealed and in the fridge for future builds).  Only the 2x Gigabyte 2080 Ti WF factory full waterblock cards (from late 2018) have/had no issues and have never been apart.

 

I water-cool most GPUs anyway which is how I also know about factory thermal paste disasters, even if they are not immediately obvious...My standard GPU cooling-mod approach is: Gelid GC Extreme for GPU die paste; thermal putty for the VRAM plus select VRM and back of die;  decent thermal pads for the rest of the VRM; extra big heatsink for the backplates.

 

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@J7SC_Orion Planned obsolescence as usual.

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Yeah, I would say a good percentage of TIM application is poor/average on GPU's for the ones I have had a part. Its a shame as ultimately you want a hassel free experience. You buy a GPU, you plug it in your system. Job done. 

 

However I find its buy a GPU, dismantle it to re-apply TIM, reassemble, plug it in your system. 

 

Considering what we pay, a half decent TIM application with half decent TIM is not much to ask, but we all know its about keeping those production costs down 😕

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Honestly and sadly, its nothing new.  My 6900XT is a good example of last gen having the same problem.  Mine's actually faulty thermal pads though, so a simple re-TIM wouldn't fix anything on mine.  XFX I believe learned the same lesson the hard way so many years ago when they switched to AMD cards.  So long as they're operating "within temperature" they deem them as fine since it'll fail just outside of warranty anyway.

To be fair, this isn't just an AMD thing either.  Nvidia and Intel I'm sure both do it just as much.

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Repasted my pair of 1080ti FTW3 as well as many other cards with Prolimatech PK3-Nano Aluminum that I swear by. Cheap and works great.

 

I have not, and will not be repasting my 4090 because it really doesn't seem like it needs it and tbh these cards just keep getting more complex to disassemble over time with backplates and rgb wires. I also don't want to fry a $1900 GPU (Cook County IL taxes are crazy)

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5 hours ago, neurotix said:

Repasted my pair of 1080ti FTW3 as well as many other cards with Prolimatech PK3-Nano Aluminum that I swear by. Cheap and works great.

 

I have not, and will not be repasting my 4090 because it really doesn't seem like it needs it and tbh these cards just keep getting more complex to disassemble over time with backplates and rgb wires. I also don't want to fry a $1900 GPU (Cook County IL taxes are crazy)

Did you burn it up again????  🙃

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Lol no my new PSU fixed the issue. It's still folding 24/7, though I'll stop and only fold for foldathons in like 3 weeks when it gets to be 85~90 or hotter every day.

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