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GTX 680 EVGA Backplate Issue [Resolved]

post #1 of 5
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Hey Guys,

After I installed the EVGA backplate/high flow bracket on my GTX 680 the temps on the card just gradually climb during any gaming/testing and during a STOCK heaven run it will hit 79 degrees with the fan at like 56 %..... What the hell did I do to this thing?? all I did was put the backplate and the bracket on, I do not understand how I could screw it up this badly. Now when I try to OC, the fan will ramp to max, temps will rise, and it will crash the driver. Any ideas will be GREATLY appreciated. I will try reseating the heatsink tomorrow afternoon, but I never even took it off so I do not see how it could have gotten messed up.
Edited by aggsliota - 4/8/12 at 9:01pm
post #2 of 5
You should reseat it since you unscrewed it to mount the backplate which relieves the pressure that keeps the thermal paste from having optimal contact with the heatsink. Besdies, it's not a bad idea to replace the stock paste anyway.
post #3 of 5
I would guess not enough pressure when you re-tightened the screws holding the heatsink on. Most of the time just removing the screws will not break the seal that the TIM forms to the core so I don't think that the thermal interface between the two was fouled.
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post #4 of 5
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Just an update. After reseating the heatsink with new TIM the temps came back down to earth. I believe when I had the 4 main screws off I must have let the heatsink rise off the chip, glad to have it fixed.
post #5 of 5
I noticed on my vapor plate on my 580, which should be similar to the same thing on the 680 that some of the copper is bubbled and there's like dents in mine on the GPU heatsink surface.... So a little sanding and I got it back to a nice smooth flat surface on the vapor plate for the 580... you might want to take a look at yours and see if you have the same issue....
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