PowerColor RX 6700 XT card with thermal pad covers still on is discovered by the user.

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    If it's every single card of a large batch, it's quite an RMA nightmare, but at least the problem can be easily fixed without needing to scrap the cards.
     
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    I think these are removed manually....and may be the workers have no opinion of these how they should be fitted or lack of information/ misinformation by the supervisor.....to the employees
     
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    The article dosn't say if failing to remove the liner affected the cooling or not. I wonder how much of a difference it actually makes.The cooling pads pictured aren't exactly robust to start with.
     

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    Given that plastic as a thermal conductivity of 0.5 W/mK2 at best, it's pretty much thermal insulator if one don't remove those stickers before assembly.
     
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    And at what temp does plastic melt? Seem pretty much unaffected by heat. So again I ask how much of a difference it really makes?
     
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    Difference is working card vs fried card if undetected for long period of time :D. I don't know the exact temperature difference but it would be like there are thermal paste vs no thermal paste on the chip.
     
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    There are myriad chemically different plastic polymers around, with greatly varied melting points. Some plastics (thermoset ones) don't even melt under normal circumstances but will just start to burn at some point, much like wood. Who knows what plastic was used for those slips. However, it's common for plastics to withstand temps well over 100C, up to over 200C is not strange (nylons, for example), so wouldn't the card thermal throttle sooner?
     
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    funny how no one seems to get that these are on the ram?
    there isnt anything on the chip, so it clearly wont throttle the gpu, only the ram (if)

    and anyone saying it doesnt matter:
    jump into 0*C water naked, vs with a thin film of plastic material covering your skin...
     
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    /r/onejob ...
     
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    I see "Remove" written on them??? - so they should be removed...at some point the plastic will melt but who knows the damage by then...
     
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    ruh-roh raggy!

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    You know those words saying remove?? Yeah an individual only needs a certain level of common Sense after reading something to understand what needs to happen.

    Then again maybe the workers only looked at them and said that's a suggestion and not a mandate....
     
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    I personally try to stay away from that thin film like plastic material...

    HAHAHA. Had to...
     
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    I would say it's enough of a difference for someone to pop open their graphics card and find out what's going on.

    I would imagine this card is probably going to idle heavily around 55 to 65° c on the memory after being under a substantial load for a period of time.
     

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    Happened to me too, once when I was putting together my first custom loop. Thermals must have been great like that...
     
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    it's written in English....nuff said...:p

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    depends on the polymer . For example a lot of the water bottles melt on about 160 c (320 f) and the water boils at 100 c (212f) ! so with open the cup and if you make sure the fire does not warm the part the water does not reach you can boil water inside the bottle with out ruining it ....till enough water evaporates
     
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    The other possibility is that the person who first reported this (to the first site to show these pics) was the person who simply cut the easily obtainable paper-thin plastic (or just paper?) sheet with a pair of scissors and applied them himself. It has to be mentioned. Also, I don't know what Power Color uses on the GPU, but I would have thought they'd use a thermal pad instead of a large glob of thermal paste as we see here in the images. If the PC GPUs use a thermal pad then these pics would indicate that the originator had already been inside the cooler prior to these pics being taken in order to apply the paste--which raises other questions, of course.

    It's probably all true, just as the images reveal, and Power Color might well use thermal paste instead of a thermal pad--but the possibility of a prank does bear at least brief consideration, I think. (Shades of 3dfx...;))
     

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