EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW catches fire on video

GPU Horror Halloween: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW catches fire.

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EVGA has been in the headlines for a few days over issues surrounding its GeForce GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 graphics cards catching fire over voltage regulation modules inside of EVGA's dual fans on the cards that supposedly overheat.

There have been multiple posts on EVGA's own forums, Reddit, and more - and now we have a video of an EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW catching fire. But note: the card had no PCIe power connectors plugged in, so it could've been excessive power consumption through the motherboard, or it could be the card itself - it is hard to know right now.

Michael Duncan took the video, saying that his GTX 1080 FTW graphics card had been working for around a month without any issues before the card caught fire. He came home one day to find that his PC wouldn't boot up when it pressed the power button.

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Duncan started his troubleshooting, testing individual components, and when it came to testing his EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW - it caught fire when he was filming.

EVGA has been quick to responding to users with these issues, admitting that there is a "lack of VRAM and VRM cooling was an oversight and will cover any damaged hardware under warranty. The company has already taken steps to address concerns and is now installing VRM thermal pads in all graphics cards coming off the production line", reports WCCFTech.

The company is also offering its GeForce GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 owners a free VRM thermal pad kit, which you can grab from their website. If not, you can send your graphics card to EVGA and have them install the thermal mod for you.

NEWS SOURCE:wccftech.com

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