Originally Posted by kaliburr36
lol...so i called evga today,for like the 4th time in 2 days..
cause my cards keep getting to hot.....
and they tell me to go get some arctic silver,and replace the past...(before i rma them)
ok..sure...im not new to all of this..but what ever,ill give it a try..
now to me...thats like going to a car dealership and bying a new car,and before you leave they say.."ok its your,call us if you have any trouble and well talk you through it.."
So did you try the fanspeed unlocker (http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?m=1034790
), as previously mentioned, and turn up the fans?
Also, are they getting hot to the point of artifacting/rebooting, or just hot to the point where you're not comfortable with them?
The Arctic Silver isn't really a great idea anyway since the card's stock paste is a low grade Shin-Etsu. Even still, it matched the performance of the store bought Shin-Etsu when I compared them back when I had my two GTX 570's so replacing it will yield little to no difference.
You need to understand that for your card setup, it is a physical challenge to be able to supply enough air to cool them. Triple-card setups will run hot; that's just how it is. The bottom line is that there is nothing actually wrong with your cards, and, therefore, it would be a waste of time and warranty resources to RMA it.
You either need to lower your ambient temperatures by turning up the AC, use a fan and direct air towards the cards, redo your cable management for better airflow, switch to watercooling (as aftermarket aircoolers will still be starved for air in a triple-card setup), or downgrade to a two-card setup and space out the cards since you only have a single 1080 display anyway.
Out of all the options, removing the third card will be the cheapest and easiest solution. Unless if you are folding or benching your cards all day long, it's highly unlikely that you will miss the third card anyway, but in turn you will gain the peace of mind through the better temps that you are currently chasing.