Question GPU temp increases when holding it straight in the PCIe slot ?

johnsoner13

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I was playing around with my old GTX 1080, pretty much just seeing about the sag. While I was benchmarking it, I held up the end that was sagging so it was completely straight and noticed the temp jump up around 7-10 degrees (noticed this only because the fans ramped up like crazy as soon as I lifted the end). When i release it and let it sag back down, the temp immediately shoots back down. Im curious, why does this happen? Thanks
 
Most probably by lifting it (from a single spot I suppose), made the heatsink to have improper contact thus raising temps and consequently the fans to cool it down. If you try another spot or multiple ones, might not happen.

Another possible explanation is that the GPU is not properly inserted in the PCIe slot which can cause fans spinning at almost constant 100% but it can't properly explain the raising temp.
 

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