It really is coincidence, but for some reason it’s starting to feel like 2016 is the year of exploding gadgets. We have heard stories of various Samsung phones exploding, not including the Note 7, and we have also heard of Apple’s new iPhone 7 handsets exploding as well. Now it seems that not only do you have your phones to worry about, but you have to worry about your computer too.
According to recent reports, it seems that EVGA’s NVIDIA GTX 1080/1070 cards are overheating to the point where in the video above, it seems that one even caught on fire. Apparently there is a lack of cooling on the voltage regulator module that uses the ACX 3.0 cooler, which is causing the problems.
The good news is that EVGA is staying on top of things and has since promised that they will be looking into releasing a fix. This fix comes in the form of a VBIOS update that will “ensure sufficient cooling of all components across all operating temperatures”. The company also claims that all GPUs that are shipped after the 1st of November will already have their VBIOS updated, so you guys won’t need to do anything on your end.
The company is also offering free thermal pads for those who want them. “For those users who want additional cooling beyond the VBIOS update, EVGA has optional thermal pads available. This update is not required, however; EVGA will make it available free of charge to any customer who is interested.” Alternatively customers are welcome to return their GPU in exchange for one that’s already been updated. For more details on the affected cards, head on over to EVGA’s website.
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