GTX 1080/1070 EVGA Cards Reportedly Catching Fire Due To VRMs Overheating

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  1. hmscott

    hmscott Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    EVGA ICX Cooler for FTW2 & SC2 In-Depth | CES 2017


    EVGA ICX Cooler Detailed for FTW2 & SC2 Cards, New CLC Analyzed
    http://www.gamersnexus.net/news-pc/2755-evga-icx-cooler-detailed-in-depth-at-ces-ftw2

    "EVGA’s CES 2017 suite hosted a new set of 10-series GPUs with “ICX” coolers, an effort to rebuff the cooling capabilities of EVGA’s troubled ACX series. The ACX and ICX coolers will coexist (for now, at least), with each SKU taking slightly different price positioning in the market.

    Although EVGA wouldn’t give us any useful details about the specifications of the ICX cooler, we were able to figure most of it out through observation of the physical product."
     
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    So phasing out ACX entirely then? Probably a good idea.
     
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    PSA: There are still 10XX FTW cards with the old BIOS/no VRM cooling in retail circulation.
    Submitted 13 hours ago * by 335is
    https://np.reddit.com/r/nvidia/comments/5pbnw1/psa_there_are_still_10xx_ftw_cards_with_the_old/

    "I bought my EVGA GTX 1070 FTW 2 days ago at MicroCenter. It's a pretty busy store, and they only had a single other FTW 1070 in stock. I can't imaging it was sitting in the display case long. While troubleshooting driver issues, EVGA recommended I update the bios (no biggie) and install the optional thermal pads on the VRMs (kind of a biggie).

    I don't plan on OC'ing, so I'm sure it'll be fine. I was just surprised to see unpatched units still on sale 2-3 months later.

    http://imgur.com/Xgb8BnP "
    http://www.evga.com/thermalmod/
     
  4. Mobius 1

    Mobius 1 what is quality control?

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    ouch...

    that's like samsung not recalling the note 7 they distribute to some resellers
     
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    TomJGX I HATE BGA!

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    Note 7 2.0 :D
     
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    i_pk_pjers_i As you're falling down, my heart beats the same

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    To be honest, I'm a bit surprised that this thread is still going so strong, it was ruled that this is not a thermals issue but instead a bad batch of ICs:

    and here:
     
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    EVGA has made changes to the cooling for the ACX design and brought out ICX cooling design to fix the thermal problems.

    It may have been bad IC's contributing to the worst of the failures, but overall cooling needed upgrading too.

    The lack of thermal pads connecting components to the heat plate was a big mistake and has been the focus of the user installed fixes that EVGA sends out upon request.

    An IC that overheat's beyond spec without any connection to the cooling components is far worse than an IC running hotter than spec with adequate cooling.

    Either way I'd get your original EVGA GPU's swapped for the new replacement design, you might as well do this as long as EVGA is offering it.

    EVGA ACX 3.0 to iCX Upgrade Program
    http://www.evga.com/icxupgrade/
     
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    What the HECK is EVGA "iCX" ?? ft. GTX 1080 FTW2!

    "Update: EVGA confirmed my suspicions that there's a software bug with the fan curves and they're currently working on a patch. Enjoy the video! :)"

    NBR is having problems, so I can't edit the above post directly, sooo....

    It looks like BitWit posted this video too early, as it's been pulled / private. Maybe it will be released later :)

    EVGA's New GPU Technology - GTX 1080 FTW2 with iCX


    A new GTX1080 FTW from EVGA! What is the ICX FTW2?


    EVGA 1080 FTW2 & SC2 ICX Thermal Analysis (& Review)


    EVGA iCX Technology - Adding Thermal Sensors and Improved Cooling


    What the HECK is EVGA "iCX"? GTX 1080 FTW...2!
     
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    EVGA is also offering a $99 upgrade from ACX 3.0 cards (list in link) to ICX cards.
    [​IMG]
    EVGA ACX 3.0 to iCX Upgrade Program

    The EVGA ACX 3.0 to iCX Program is an optional program that allows owners of select EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 ACX 3.0, GeForce GTX 1070 ACX 3.0, and GeForce GTX 1060 ACX 3.0 Graphics Cards to upgrade to its EVGA GTX 1080 iCX, GTX 1070 iCX, or GTX 1060 iCX equivalent Graphics Card.

    What does it cost and what do I receive with an iCX Upgrade?
    [​IMG]
    The iCX Upgrade Program costs $99.99 per iCX Upgrade, and includes an EVGA iCX Shirt and complimentary return shipping. For the limited duration the iCX Upgrade Program is available, iCX Upgrade Program participants may upgrade any and all qualifying ACX 3.0 graphics cards registered to their EVGA account.
    • Each additional ACX 3.0 to iCX Upgrade is $99.99.
    • Each ACX 3.0 graphics card may only be upgraded to a like iCX product. No exceptions allowed."

    EVGA ACX 3.0 to iCX Upgrade Program
    http://www.evga.com/icxupgrade/
     
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