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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-29-2019, 05:39 PM - Thread Starter
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I bought two water blocks and backplate s for my 2080 TI Asus Rog strix overclocking edition cards. I rma one of my cards because I thought it was bad it would not post in the bios. Turns out the backplate was causing it to short out. Both cards run fine without the backplate on. I put plastic washers between the PCB and the backplate on both cards and they run fine. I feel bad because one of the mosfets on the first card exploded in my rig and started smoking. I thought it was something wrong with the card. These are very new, I just hope the issue gets resolved and if anyone else is having the same issue to remove the backplate to test.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-08-2019, 09:23 AM
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Sorry to hear about the issues you've had! Do you still have the backplate that appears to be faulty?

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-08-2019, 06:27 PM
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Hi there

I think this is same issue which I have with my Asus RTX 2080Ti Strix EK Vector backplate as first with EK Vector RTX 2080Ti Strix Backplate screws tighten up I couldn't boot and GPU hasn't been recognised in Windows, however with one screw(around the core) untighten I could boot and GPU have been recognised etc

No issues other than that with EK Vector backplate, its annoying, tried without the backplate and tightened all screws as usually I do and card boots and is recognised etc, no issues, my Asus RTX 2080Ti Strix running 2160MHz with temperatures whuch are pretty good in 36-42°C as max in normal ambient temperatures, in hotter ambient temperature max I have seen 44°C

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-08-2019, 06:31 PM
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i would be more apt to blame a pin on the back of the card that's too long... likely the power pins in fact. This is why I use thermal pads on the back of my cards in specific places. Power pins, + the normal spots.

either way, good to see EK responding quickly to what is likely to not actually be a defective product issue, at least not their product.

hmm two folks a similar issue, n funny enough i specifically & most recently had to do this when putting EK blocks & plates on my 1080tis...

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