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So I have been wanting to pick up another 275 for SLI for a little while now, but they seem to be pretty hard to find, or most people want 200+ for the card still, which is not happening. I happened across a dead 275 and was wondering if anyone had any experience "bringing it back to life". I don't know too much (read basically nothing) about soldering or really how graphics cards work, so I don't really know if it's worth my time (and 50 bucks) to pick up a dead card and try to revive it. I've seen a lot of people talk about baking, but as far as I can tell that only works if the card actually powers up. So basically just wondering if my time/money is better spent looking for another card, or picking this up and trying to make it work again. Thanks.
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I would try baking it. If it doesnt work, you can turn around and sell it here on the Marketplace. Bake it at 390f~385f for about 10 minutes, with all the heatsinks and TIM removed, GPU side down, resting on balls of foil, on a pan in the oven. After 10 minutes remove it and let it air cool, reassemble and test it.
    
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