EVGA GTX 1070 & 1080 CATCHING FIRE, Oh OH!

Stu D.
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Saw this article today about circuitry issues with the EVGA GTX 1070 &  1080 catching fire. Hope it's not true.

http://wccftech.com/nvidia-gtx-1080-evga-catches-fire-video/

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I wonder:  "Is the rush "to

I wonder:  "Is the rush "to market share" effecting the quality/safety of electronic devices?"

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robl wrote:I wonder:  "Is the

robl wrote:
I wonder:  "Is the rush "to market share" affecting the quality/safety of electronic devices?"

It always has, it always will.  By the way, in a previous life I worked directly in the Quality & Reliability activity of a major semiconductor manufacturer for several years.

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archae86 wrote:robl wrote:I

archae86 wrote:
robl wrote:
I wonder:  "Is the rush "to market share" affecting the quality/safety of electronic devices?"

It always has, it always will.  By the way, in a previous life I worked directly in the Quality & Reliability activity of a major semiconductor manufacturer for several years.

No doubt.  But the Samsung fiasco has seriously damaged their brand name and this is not something you can easily repair.  It almost seemed that with the percentage of failures reported Samsung would have experienced this same failure rate if they had "exercised" their phones on a continuous basis before releasing them.  The same could be said for these GPUs. 

[EDIT]  Some types of failures you might live with but  failure resulting in fire is serious.

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Yeah I posted about this last

Yeah I posted about this last night over at Seti@home.  EVGA will release a VBIOS update and you can request thermal pads for the vrm for self installation.  You can read more here at the Forums for EVGA

 

http://forums.evga.com/EVGA-GeForce-GTX-10801070-PWM-Operating-Temperature-Update-m2573491.aspx

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All of my GPUs are from EVGA.

All of my GPUs are from EVGA.  Starting with a 750ti, then adding a 950, 1060, and a couple of 1070s.  Unfortunately, both of my 1070s are affected by this issue.  I assume other einstein@home users are in the same situation.  The VBIOS upgrade should be easy to do, but the thermal pad mods is a little more invasive.  Even if these changes solve the current thermal problems, what damage occurred during the time these cards were run at high temp?  It will be interesting to see how this is handled by EVGA.

 

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Here is the link for the EVGA

Here is the link for the EVGA forum for the 1080, 1070 and now 1060s with ACX. There are VBIOS updates for those cards

 

http://forums.evga.com/Update-11816-with-NEW-BIOS-EVGA-GeForce-GTX-108010701060-PWM-Temperature-Upadate-m2573491.aspx

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I ended up performing the

I ended up performing the VBIOS update and the thermal mod on both of my EVGA 1070s.  The VBIOS update was trivial and the thermal mod was fairly easy.  I use the aggressive fan profile in PrecisionX, so the fan speed changes in the new VBIOS didn't change anything.  The only reason I installed it was to have a better default fan speed in case I ever have a problem with using a custom fan profile.  The thermal pad mod didn't change the GPU temperature, but that wasn't a surprise.  The extra thermal pads were for the VRMs and other support components, not the GPU.

The best article I found on this issue is http://www.gamersnexus.net/guides/2691-final-evga-vrm-thermal-torture-test-and-analysis

If your comfortable installing and removing a CPU from a motherboard, you shouldn't have any problem performing the thermal pad mod.  Based on the temperature changes to the VRMs, I would encourage others to perform the mod as well.

 

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