ZOTAC GTX 1080 Ti Amp! Extreme Core Edition overheat (100% fan speed)

I bought the 1080 Ti Amp! Extreme Core Edition 4-5 days ago. It overheats with unbearable fan noise. Did I mention that it also downclocks?
I have changed the paste with the Arctic Silver 5, with no results (stil 81C max at 100% fans)
Will I still be able to RMA it?
Is there a fix for this?
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  1. Also tried changing the drivers. Still no change.
    I even changed the damn vBIOS with the non Core Edition's one. That made no difference as well.
    here's what HW Monitor's showing: http://tinypic.com/r/5b3a08/9
  2. You can contact Zotac and ask, but by removing the cooler you most likely voided your warranty.

    There are two conditions listed here that lead me to believe so: https://www.zotac.com/us/page/product-warranty-policy
    Tampers, defaces, or removes any stickers indicating void warranty if broken.
    (Usually on the screws holding the heatsink assembly on)
    Fails to return the product in the stock factory configuration or remove any aftermarket modifications.
    (You removed the stock paste, so there is no way to restore it to "true" factory condition)

    That being said, its worth contacting them first.
  3. Gam3r01 said:
    You can contact Zotac and ask, but by removing the cooler you most likely voided your warranty.

    There are two conditions listed here that lead me to believe so: https://www.zotac.com/us/page/product-warranty-policy
    Tampers, defaces, or removes any stickers indicating void warranty if broken.
    (Usually on the screws holding the heatsink assembly on)
    Fails to return the product in the stock factory configuration or remove any aftermarket modifications.
    (You removed the stock paste, so there is no way to restore it to "true" factory condition)

    That being said, its worth contacting them first.

    The thing is that there was no such thing (sticker/etc). That s why I had the courage to open it up.
    Also, I won t be dumb enough to just casually tell them that I voided the warranty.
  4. You can give it a shot if you want, some companies dont actually mind if you remove the cooler.
    The issue is if they determine something was done to the card, then youre out time and the RMA.
  5. Gam3r01 said:
    You can give it a shot if you want, some companies dont actually mind if you remove the cooler.
    The issue is if they determine something was done to the card, then youre out time and the RMA.

    I think I ll try to return the damn thing. Saw a lot of reviews around the internet and I concluded that it isn't worth the money. The Asus Stix seems more promising and it s cheaper here. And aside from this, I don t think they will open it up to check if it s in good condition to be returned. It hits the high temps in 5 or so minutes of being under full load so I should be golden.
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