Nvidia EVGA GTX 1070, 1080 GPUs Catching Fire Due To VRMs Overheating, Fix on the Way
It seems like a year of tech catching fire. First, we had the Note 7 and the iPhone 7 now we have the EVGA GTX 1070 catching fire due to the lack of VRM cooling.
It is safe to say that people that have bought the EVGA GTX 1070 and 1080 GPUs are pretty pissed. The GPU VRMs are overheating and that is causing the GPUs to catch fire. There have been a couple of posts on Reddit and the EVGA forum already.
“I was playing Shadow Warrior 2 and then suddenly the whole PC just shut down itself. I could see the sparkle inside the case which of course it freaked me out, a lot. Chemical smoke was coming out from the case and I was still not sure which part is faulty until now, it’s my EVGA FTW GTX 1070 which I bought it from Amazon.”
The EVGA GTX 1070 and 1080 are high-end GPUs and people have paid a lot of money to get their hands on one of these. These issues should not be there in the first place. It is recommended that you remove the card from your system until there is a fix for the issue at hand.
EVGA is well known for honouring warranty claims and the company is well aware of the issue at hand. You can either get a free cooling pad kit and install it yourself or you can exchange your GPU for one that already has the cooling pad installed.
Though EVGA is taking care of the situation I am sure that support will be pretty busy taking care of the issue the next few weeks so you will have to be patient. This is not the first time such an incident has occurred and the company has faced similar issues in the past as well.
What do you think about this EVGA GTX 1070 and 1080 overheating issue?