Question GPU Hotspot reaching 105C after changing thermal pads and paste

Sep 23, 2021
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So I just bought a 3080 (Gaming X trio) couple weeks ago I mostly got it for mining and gaming, I decided to changed thermal pads for the vram(1mm 12.8 W/mK) because it would reach easily 105c also changed thermal paste(TF8)

The vram temperatures are sitting around 80-86 now when mining but the gpu hotspot reaches up to 105, I am very concerned I will fry the gpu what could be the problem?

I could really use some help.
 

Phaaze88

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The problem could very well be the pads.
1)There is no universal standard testing conditions for these products, so buying on specs alone can lead to varying experiences.

2)Pads not only have different thickness, but texture too(soft, medium, firm, extra firm).
So even if you get the same size pads as the original, when you go to mount the cooler, the pads may have too much give, or not enough - either way, it'll lead to worse thermals.


"1mm 12.8 W/mK" means jack-all.
It's best if you ask around - if you haven't already. Maybe someone here, or on another tech site, has changed the pads on this exact model to great success, and they can tell you the exact ones they used to do it.
 
Sep 23, 2021
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The problem could very well be the pads.
1)There is no universal standard testing conditions for these products, so buying on specs alone can lead to varying experiences.

2)Pads not only have different thickness, but texture too(soft, medium, firm, extra firm).
So even if you get the same size pads as the original, when you go to mount the cooler, the pads may have too much give, or not enough - either way, it'll lead to worse thermals.


"1mm 12.8 W/mK" means jack-all.
It's best if you ask around - if you haven't already. Maybe someone here, or on another tech site, has changed the pads on this exact model to great success, and they can tell you the exact ones they used to do it.
I have seen other people do it on YouTube that's why thermal pads itself didn't seem to be a problem
 

Phaaze88

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Yeah, well... it's Youtube.
The folks who made those videos likely didn't know about the above either.
They happen to use the set that worked well, and in their amazement, spread the word, causing a chain reaction.
 
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Yeah, well... it's Youtube.
The folks who made those videos likely didn't know about the above either.
They happen to use the set that worked well, and in their amazement, spread the word, causing a chain reaction.
Well then could you help me then 😂😂
 

Phaaze88

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How? I found out how much of a pain changing thermal pads can be from reading around.
Try TechPowerUp, overclock.net, Msi forums, reddit... someone, somewhere, has changed the pads on this gpu and succeeded. You just need to know what exactly they used.
Maybe someone here has done it, but traffic here isn't what it used to be, it feels like.
 

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