[Video] NVIDIA, this is NOT ok!

Many members of the PC community have started to notice a glaring issue with their RTX 3080 and 3090 series cards – excessive vRAM temperatures.

32 Comments on “[Video] NVIDIA, this is NOT ok!”

  1. A friend and I both have RTX 3080 FEs and the vram temps were freqently hitting 104 degrees c at 100% fan speed then throttling, we both ended up stripping them down to the board and replacing their stock thermal pads and paste, and then adding a lot more thermal pads to pull heat from the back of the card into the back plate. It's been a super common fix for GPU miners, temps are way better I now dont go over 94 degress at full load with 60% fan speed so I have room for higher performance if I don't care about noise.

    This was also a recent FE with nvidias new pad usage it still wasn't enough.

  2. I haven't had any thermal issues that I know of on the EVGA 3090 FTW 3 Ultra, but then again, it has a massive stock cooler, so maybe they tried to compensate for it

  3. Never mind the silicon: Tantalum capacitor lifetime is twice as long for every 10 degrees you can keep them below rated temp. Given their lifetime AT rated temp is usually around 2000 hrs (about 80 days) at 105 degC, with the better ones rated around 5000 hrs at 105 degC or 2000 hrs at 125 degC, running them at 95 is frankly planned obsolescence.

  4. Really glad that a) it works and b) I got my order in before this video dropped. They were already on backorder when I ordered one a couple of weeks back, can't imagine what the wait time is slipping to now that this video has shown the benefits.

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