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Old 04-03-2010, 03:31 PM   #1
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bake gfx card in oven

yesterday my nvid 8800gtx died while playing just cause 2.

I rebooted/disassembled and tried everything under the sun but yet it still showed artifacts during bios screen and was unable to properly load in windows.

I bought this card 3.5 yrs ago so warrenty was out of the question so I seeked extremer measures.

I removed cooler, coolpaste. I heated up my oven to 220c. Then put it in with the card memchips etc facing downwards. set the timer to 10 minutes, then let is cool off for 10 minutes orso reassembled the card with cooler,paste etc. no visible damage to card.

And it's working perfectly again

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Old 04-03-2010, 05:07 PM   #2
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Where did you hear putting a gfx card in your oven will possibly fix it?
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Old 04-03-2010, 05:37 PM   #3
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http://www.overclockers.com/the-oven...-with-an-oven/
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EDITORíS UPDATE BY IMOG: I received this message from Allan Stirling, issuing a warning about the dangers of using your oven for this. I havenít seen much discussion of these sorts of concerns, and Iím not sure how valid they are. That said, the reader should take these into consideration prior to deciding to attempt the oven trick. Contact me at matt@overclockers.com if you have any feedback, confirming or contradicting Allanís concerns :
No-one should attempt this in a household oven, for various reasons:
1. Both lead and tin are volatile when heated. Specifically, this means that lead oxide and other dangerous chemicals are emitted when lead is heated.
See:
http://www.sentryair.com/solder%20fume.htm
2. The fluxes used in production of modern electronics are designed to remove oxides very, very efficiently. They are NOT designed to be biocompatible. Small amounts of residue may still be on the board.
3. Boards may contain parts which will melt at the reflow temperature. These components are generally through-hole and added as a separate step.
So, basically, once you have completed this operation and (possibly) fixed your video card, BUY A NEW OVEN.
The other option is to buy a cheap toaster oven and use it only for reflowing Ė however, thatís cost prohibitive.
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Old 04-03-2010, 08:33 PM   #4
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I've read countless accounts of how well it works. Hell i couldn't find one where it did not work. not even the plastic (like the speaker/power connector) was damaged/melted in the process.)

and I feel fine

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Old 04-03-2010, 10:37 PM   #5
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That temperature is far too low to have any real impact on solder. I wonder if perhaps it impacted something in silicon? :Ponder:
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.....april fool's?
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Where did you hear putting a gfx card in your oven will possibly fix it?
Old news. Baking GPUs is an old trick. It re-heats the solder points and can improve the connection. As long as you remove the plastic and the fans, it's been known to help bring a lot of the 8800 series cards back from the dead.
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So its the towel trick for video cards?
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I happen to have one of these cards and it seems to be on the dying end...

...hm...
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Old 04-04-2010, 06:37 PM   #10
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I happen to have one of these cards and it seems to be on the dying end...

...hm...
Shake and Bake it!
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So its the towel trick for video cards?
More like the Boiling trick of CDs/DVDs
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More like the Boiling trick of CDs/DVDs
I've never heard of boiling cds, but I've heard of toothpaste trick with cds.
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I've never heard of boiling cds, but I've heard of toothpaste trick with cds.
If you get sent CDs in the mail, they are sometimes warped and cannot be read. By dropping them into boiling water for a few seconds, it helps flatten the disk and thus makes it readable.
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You can also fix USB thumb drives and hard drives by sticking them in the freezer. My USB stick which had a LOT of important stuff on it died once. I stuck it in the freezer (in a zip lock bag of course) for like 3 hours. Got it working long enough to pull all of the data off.
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