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oven trick: great success!

#1k debonairPosted 10/27/2013 12:39:45 PM(edited)
The 8800gts 512 that I use in my media center rig gave the telltale signs last week: random dots and symbols during the post, running horizontal lines, low-bit colors. It just got worse and worse each day until it wouldn't even make it to the startup screen.

so I pulled the card, removed the heatsink and cleaned the thermal paste off, and put it in the oven at 385F for 9 minutes.

it's back in the rig and everything works like new.

http://img849.imageshack.us/img849/4845/5tbs.jpg
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#2WerdnAndreWPosted 10/27/2013 12:39:33 PM
Did it smell weird when you baked the card?
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#3k debonair(Topic Creator)Posted 10/27/2013 12:41:23 PM
yeah, you could smell it a bit, but I knew it was going to outgas, so I had the vent on and the windows open. It wasn't an overpowering chemical odor at all, but enough to notice it when I opened the oven door.
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#4stmstrPosted 10/27/2013 12:44:00 PM
Enjoy your lung cancer
#5KabtheMentatPosted 10/27/2013 12:48:53 PM
A little lung cancer never hurt anyone.
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#6d209999Posted 10/27/2013 12:53:28 PM
Contract lung cancer in an effort to save $30

TC made the right call.
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#7WyzeGyePosted 10/27/2013 12:54:09 PM
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#8Snuckie7Posted 10/27/2013 1:00:14 PM
It's usually a good temporary solution, but your card's going to die again soon.
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#10k debonair(Topic Creator)Posted 10/27/2013 1:10:45 PM(edited)
stmstr posted...
Enjoy your lung cancer

I already work with asbestos, silica, chrome 6 and a bunch of other fun stuff. No worries.

Snuckie7 posted...
It's usually a good temporary solution, but your card's going to die again soon.

yeah, but it was a fun experience and cheaper than buying a new card. I'll get an itx fm2 system when this finally dies.
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