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What method did you use for the paste cross and 4 dots ? Wondering if I should try again
After changing out the pads in June...
- VRAM temps are in the 80C's.
- The delta between the GPU temp. and hotspot temp. holds at 10C's.
- I used Gelid Extreme 2 mm and 3 mm pads.
I just did my sons card which is the newer Nov+ 3080FE but used 2mm extreme due to not knowing about that change (nice one uscool for the info) and temps were all over the place. I swapped them out die side pads for 1.5mm ultimate as suggested and the temps are more stable now ie GPU does not going mental with 100% fan, benches 3d mark slightly higher than stock pads too. Only issue is that the GPU junction temps are still rocketing up past 100c. My own 3080FE card hardly goes over 94c in the same test (early 2021 2mm modded). I used mx-4 for die and the temps on that are fine with the gpu and GPU hotspot within 10c of eachother.
Any suggestions on what I might have missed?
GPU junction which is vram right ? would mean the vram isnt making proper contact with the pads or one of the pads may have moved while putting it back together , high gpu/hotspot means the pads are too thick so the gpu die isnt making proper contact with the heatsink, so you saying vram is high temps while gpu/hotspot is normal makes me think the pads are not making proper contact with the heatsink
when you installed the 1.5mm gelid ulitmate pads did you compress them at all ? you have to make sure you dont compress them much at all let the heatsink do that you dont need to apply much pressure to get them to stick and not fall off
I would do it again with new pack of 1.5mm gelid ulitmate on both vram and vrm and making sure not to compress with much pressure when getting them to stick also not to compress them while cutting
Yes it looks like its a memory contact issue then... while under load I have 62.3C GPU, 104c GPU Memory junction temp and 74.1 GPU hot spot - so slightly better than stock with similar work load.
When fitting I only slightly tapped a couple of time so they stayed in place, not compressed at all really. Ill crack it open again later and see if the pads looks like they are making contact.
good luck hopefully that is the cause , I wasted 2 packs of 2mm gelid extreme re doing it second time just to confirm it , was relieved when the 1.5mm ultimate gelid worked
Worked perfectly, at the end of it, CEX happily gave me the money.
Yeah, well stopped mining occasionally to game.