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The Ampere RTX 3090 Owners Thread

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Kaapstad, 14 Sep 2020.

  1. newuser

    Gangster

    Joined: 25 Aug 2005

    Posts: 383

    I've hit 104 and 72 while gaming...
    I'm doing case airflow tweaks while I'm off and if that fails I'm conflicted.
    I can risk bricking a 1400 quid card or dump it on the highstreet for more than that and put the 2080ti strix back in which was functionally silent and wasn't that far behind in the real world with an OC.
     
  2. mikehhhhhhh

    Hitman

    Joined: 19 Dec 2017

    Posts: 713

    DId you guys just replace the stock pads like for like?

    I replaced just the VRAM pads under the backplate (hopeing it would be easy to reversed in the event I needed to RMA) and saw only a small improvement. I'm wondering whether I should do the lot now.
     
  3. Klunt Bumskrint

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 10 Nov 2012

    Posts: 1,916

    Location: Daventry

    I replaced it like for like as best I could. All of it and repasted the GPU. I had planned to keep the original pads but it was toothpaste.
     
  4. Th0nt

    Capodecina

    Joined: 21 Jul 2005

    Posts: 13,520

    Location: N.Ireland

    Pretty much yes. The white goo/fiber pads were not great.

    Same. I binned them after trying on a couple of strips and they disintegrated no way could you re-use them.
     
  5. jaybee

    Soldato

    Joined: 10 Jul 2008

    Posts: 5,570

    Is warranty definitely voided then if you do any such thermal pad replacement anywhere? My friend has a 3090 and is complaining of the same toasty memory.
     
  6. Th0nt

    Capodecina

    Joined: 21 Jul 2005

    Posts: 13,520

    Location: N.Ireland

    So they say. I would still chance an RMA and wait for their verdict. Its not like they can admit the white paste pads were something to be proud of. They would have to prove failure was down to your behalf and not a component failing IMO.
     
  7. jaybee

    Soldato

    Joined: 10 Jul 2008

    Posts: 5,570

    Are there any actual warranty void stickers that get broken on the 3090s then upon dissassembly?
     
  8. mikehhhhhhh

    Hitman

    Joined: 19 Dec 2017

    Posts: 713

    Nothing obvious, apart from the pozi screws marking easily.

    It would be obvious that you replaced the thermal pads though :D

    I managed to remove my VRAM ones in fairly good nick by picking them up with a knife.
     
  9. Th0nt

    Capodecina

    Joined: 21 Jul 2005

    Posts: 13,520

    Location: N.Ireland

    No stickers.
     
  10. sparkymark75

    Mobster

    Joined: 8 Jan 2003

    Posts: 2,893

    Location: Scotland

    No stickers on the Founders Editions but they AIB cards will more than likely have them.
     
  11. scubes

    Mobster

    Joined: 28 May 2007

    Posts: 2,505

    Location: Saturn’s moon Titan

    so is this worth it how many degrees are you talking about I'm happy enough with my card it has a 5 year warranty ..
     
  12. jonneymendoza

    Capodecina

    Joined: 7 Apr 2008

    Posts: 18,580

    Your crazy to void warranty on a card that's harder to get then winning the lottery
     
  13. Gtiracer

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 14 Jan 2010

    Posts: 2,273

    Location: Essex

    I partially agree, but everyone putting a waterblock on is doing exactly the same unless they wait until warranty expires which by then, new cards should be available (maybe)
     
  14. jonneymendoza

    Capodecina

    Joined: 7 Apr 2008

    Posts: 18,580

    Is it just the 3090 that has poor thermal pads or all 3000 series card's?
     
  15. Gtiracer

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 14 Jan 2010

    Posts: 2,273

    Location: Essex

    Wish i knew, but I think at least the 3080 and 3090's do from what Ive been reading
     
  16. Purgatory

    Mobster

    Joined: 7 Dec 2010

    Posts: 4,989

    Location: Leeds

    Not all AIB cards but all FE 3000 cards use the same thermal pads. FE cards seem to be the main problem (as some have no thermal pads on the back unless they have memory there), but again they were not designed to mine on, so most people that are complaining are mining on cards never designed for it, normal use they are fine.
     
  17. jonneymendoza

    Capodecina

    Joined: 7 Apr 2008

    Posts: 18,580

    OK brilliant.

    I don't mine. I play video games
     
  18. Klunt Bumskrint

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 10 Nov 2012

    Posts: 1,916

    Location: Daventry

    I managed to buy a card but I've never won the lottery, your logic is flawed.
    In over 20 years I've maybe had 1 GPU go wrong so I'm just going with the odds especially seeing how well made this card is....ignoring the OEM thermal toothpaste obviously.

    When I bought this card I had no intention of mining, I didn't even really know what it was. After owning the card for several weeks and doing some reading I started mining and have made nearly £400 in the downtime since. I was also getting over 100 degrees in some games which concerned me.
    Very glad I did it. It's been mining all night with no extra fans and the case glass panel back on looking nice and neat and it hasn't gone over 92 degrees with fan speed at 75% (used to have to have 90%).
    It's free money :D and I'll do it until the bubble bursts, which it inevitably will.:(
     
  19. jonneymendoza

    Capodecina

    Joined: 7 Apr 2008

    Posts: 18,580

    £400 a day?

    My logic is not flawed, the point Is that these cards are extremely hard to get.
     
  20. Klunt Bumskrint

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 10 Nov 2012

    Posts: 1,916

    Location: Daventry

    Haha, not a day no, total. They are but it was bought to game on and it is being gamed on, when not it literally makes money.