On November one two thousand sixteen EVGA corporation announced they are aware of a problem with some GeForce GTX 1070 and 1080 model videco cards overheating. They used Furmark, which is an extreme stress test utility. As a solution, EVGA has now released a BIOS update for GeForce GTX 1070 and 1080 video cards.
This BIOS update rectifies an afore mentioned overheating problem by properly adjusting fan speed levels. This will properly cool these video cards without potential for thermal malfunction. This firmware update is permanent.
Also, cards manufactured currently have this BIOS update installed. This BIOS update currently supports Windows 10 64 bit operating system. Not all part numbers attributed to GeForce GTX 1070 and 1080 have a BIOS update at time of blog post creation.
- 08G-P4-6183-KR - EVGA Primary BIOS 86.04.3b.00.82
- 08G-P4-6286-KR - EVGA Primary BIOS 86.04.3b.00.84 Secondary BIOS 86.04.3b.01.82
- 08G-P4-6386-KR - EVGA Primary BIOS 86.04.3b.00.82
- 08G-P4-5173-KR - EVGA Primary BIOS 86.04.50.00.72
- 08G-P4-6173-KR/KB - EVGA Primary BIOS 86.04.50.00.72
- 08G-P4-6276-KR - EVGA Primary BIOS 86.04.50.00.72 Secondary BIOS 86.04.50.01.72
You will need to confirm that a part number on your EVGA video card matches their list of affected video cards that might overheat. Then you will download an appropriate zip file for your specific video card. Extract all files in this zip file.
Double click a setup.exe file and answer Y at a prompt. Once this BIOS update completes installation, then you will need to reboot your computer for completion. Hopefully, now your EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 or 1080 video card is no longer overheating or a possibility of it overheating is mitigated.
Also, EVGA offered free thermal pads to customers, owning a GTX 1070 and or 1080 on their list of cards affected with this thermal problem. Finally, customers who don't feel comfortable with performing a BIOS update can request a return merchandise authorization return and replacement video card.
About Author Aaron J. Berg
Aaron J. Berg is the owner of Anet Computers, host of the Reality PC podcast, and blogger at AnetComputers.com. For over thirteen years, he worked for fortune 500 companies and the United States Federal government supporting computers. Now he helps you solve your most common computer problems.