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Check the screen shot. Think a nice bake will fix it? It's off a 9800GTX..



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Id go with a nice heatgun bake first, and if that doesnt do it, I'd do the oven. The heatgun just lets you have somewhat of a control factor when it comes to baking it.
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Originally Posted by KrisBKreeme View Post
Id go with a nice heatgun bake first, and if that doesnt do it, I'd do the oven. The heatgun just lets you have somewhat of a control factor when it comes to baking it.
But do you think it's possible that a solder reflow would fix the display errors in that card?
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It looks pretty genuinely toast. If its out of warranty, go ahead and bake that sucker, see if you get a few more months out of it. Nice inspiration for a quilt however.
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Yeah I'd think so. TBH my friends 9800GT was doing this, all i did was take off the HSF and apply some new thermal paste + updated drivers and its been doing fine ever since. But artifacts should be fixed with a bake yes. I'm not giving you a 100% guarantee, but when my Xbox was showing artifacts i gave it a good heatgun bake lol
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Do you have an option of RMA?

man got ninja'd twice lol
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Do you have an option of RMA?

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No
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Well if its out of warranty, then the only option is to bake it and hope for the best.
    
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