Question RTX 3080 Odd Temperature / Power Behaviour

ryhopewood

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Hello,

I have an NVIDIA MSI RTX 3080 VENTUS 3X OC 10GB installed on a Windows 10 PC. It was working fine until the latest NVIDIA driver update (27/10).

Now, after I have played Apex Legends, the graphics card does not cool down (monitored in either HWiNFO64 or MSI Afterburner). It drops from 59'C to around 54'C and sticks there until I restart the PC. After restart, the idle temperature continues to drop back to 37'C. Looking at MSI Afterburner, the card continues to draw much more power than the GPU load suggests is needed at idle. This only goes away with a restart (sleep doesn't solve it).

Any thoughts on whether it is a hardware or a software problem?

Thanks,

Ian
 

ryhopewood

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Have you tried going back to the old driver and seeing if the problem goes away?
Thanks for the suggestion. It is probably the right thing to do, but I know that Apex Legends won't run with old driver. I am going to install the hot fix from NVIDIA and see if that works out.
 

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