- 12 months ago
My Asus ROG STRIX GTX 1080 is running up to and sitting at 83c on the menus of games like Sniper Elite 4 and Cities: Skylines and even getting up to mid 70s in Rocket League. This is obviously not right so I tried a few things.
Roll back the driver updates. No change. Take off glass panel from case and open front for max air. No change. (room temps were 22c) Took off the aftermarket GPU backplate. No change. Lowered settings in Sniper Elite 4 enough to make it look like Sniper Elite 1. +/- 2c
So I figure this is an issue with thermals. Maybe old Nvidia paste is just not doing its job after 2 years of card use? Asus says their turnaround time could be a couple weeks but I am also pretty confident that if it is paste I can do that. If it isnt paste I wasted money and time fixing the wrong issue. I am also pretty close to the end of my warranty period anyways.
What do y'all think? Try fixing it myself with thermal pads and Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut? Or play is safe and send it to Asus for repair?
Also, if I send it to Asus should I repaste it anyways as soon as I get it? And are there any particular thermal pads I should use?