sorry to hear. Hell you got me scared to even redo mine, the paste and pads, which I wouldn't do for another 2-3 months anyway. Something about this series is very foreign to me, not like any AMD card I have had before. Usually set the clock and it goes there, not Vega. Never mess with voltage, well did once to see if I could clock higher than Cagey on my 290 , did. But Vega voltage tampering is a necessity apparently to get a steady cool clock rate. It doesn't help most sensor programs don't read Vega accurately on all sensors. I really want to see VRM temps to see if that is having an impact.