I had to RMA my card. My old card ran in the high 50's under a load. My new card loads in the low 70's. Using Gpuz....gpu1 is 58, 2 is 56 and 3 is like 72, afterburner show temp at 71 under a load.
I am thinking I need to replace the TIM, but ....are there thermal pads on the vrm's that might get damaged when I remove the HSF?