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Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2080 TI Overheating Issue? Advice needed.
« on: September 27, 2023, 04:04:08 pm »
Hi Guys,

Looking for some advice here.

I have owned the above GPU for about 4 years now.  Starting this year just before summer, I noticed when playing some games my GPU has been getting hotter then usual (up in the low 80's in degrees c) to the point the full fans kick in 100% (think this is a fail safe around 84 degrees c).  Last night I re-downloaded an older game (Zombie Army 4) and within a few minutes temps hit the low 80's again and the fans were constantly hitting 100% and then stopping and then going to 100% etc and this just kept repeating.

The only thing that stopped this was turning V-sync on which dropped the GPU temp about 10 degrees down to around 71-74 where the fans did not hit 100%.

My query is why is this doing this after 4 years? I have played these games in years past and not ever adjusted v-sync settings and the fans did not rev up like this.

My gut instinct tells me that the GPU thermal paste maybe old and needs replacing as my hardware setup has not changed.  The only thing I did to the GPU 2 years ago was replaced the middle fan as it was rattling, but the high temps and fans hitting 100% is a recent thing this year.  Other games I've noticed this in include Dead By Daylight by simply sitting on the main lobby screen.

Any help or pointers would be greatly appreciated.


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Re: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2080 TI Overheating Issue? Advice needed.
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2023, 02:38:52 pm »
Have you tried a different driver version?  An earlier or later version?  Is there any way to increase or improve airflow through the case? 

Do you have good static pressure?
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