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Recently, member antonyjeweet on Reddit shared a very funny experience with the RTX 3090 he just bought. The RTX 3090 that this guy ordered is the Founder Edition, produced and sold directly by NVIDIA without going through any other manufacturer.
RTX 3090 Founder Edition
However, after only a short time of use, the RTX 3090 encountered overheating. The temperature of the memory module on the GPU quickly reached 110 degrees Celsius in just a few minutes, severely affecting gaming performance.
Curious to know what was going on, antonyjeweet tried to “dissect” the RTX 3090 to find the cause. Unexpectedly, he found inside a… finger wrap, which was placed right on the memory chips. Surely, an employee on NVIDIA’s production line was distracted at work and forgot it while assembling.
Fingertips left in the RTX 3090
After removing this finger wrap, the temperature of the RTX 3090 immediately returned to normal. After 1.5 hours of gaming, the memory temperature is about 85 degrees Celsius, 25 degrees lower than before.
As a rule, arbitrarily opening electronic components will cause users to lose warranty benefits. This is also what NVIDIA told the owner of this RTX 3090 at the beginning. But after this story was posted on Reddit and attracted great attention from the community, NVIDIA changed its mind and will continue to warrant this RTX 3090 in the future if something goes wrong.
This user said NVIDIA will still warranty the RTX 3090 even after it has been opened
Source : Genk