i think there is something wrong with your block or pads, if thats under gaming only then i would be quite worried. my hotspot under 2000 memory speeds in afterburner when mining wich is way worse on memory temps than gaming is HOTSPOT : 53c and GPU 39c and memory 78c and thats under mining, my temps are way way lower when gaming for instance hotspot never goes over 42c under gaming. with a junction temp of 64c and this is with the card overclocked to +1000 on memory when gaming.Update to anyone swapping thermal pads.
I was having an issue with the memory overclock on my 3090 msi trio with ek block, i have now swapped the 3.8wmk pads from ek with 12.8 from thermalight.
the hotspot now doesn't go over 65c (used to go up to 72c). i used thicker pads on the backplate, all 2mm. the block itself i used the same fatness as ek asks.
i cleaned the gpu with crc electronics cleaner and alcohol on some spots. at first i did not get a post but i redid my work and waited 20 min for it to dry. i assume there was a short somewhere from the chemicals or i mounted it like a monkey.
Using EVGA XOC 500w bios
+140 Core (`2085-2115), will crash if its over 2130.
+850 Mem (10600), lowers core clocks if higher but no longer crashes.
so far it works, will update if it fails.
EDIT: ok im a tool lol i have active MP5works cooling my cards memory hence why the temps are much lower thats what happens when your up all night with and read to fast