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now that my temps are under control does that mean the card wont die again?

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i have baked my 8800 twice but both times it died temp were well above 70C and now the max i have seen it was 50C and that was because the fan was on silent mode and only was that hot for like 5 minutes, 99% of the time its never above 45C.

so like the title says now that the temps are well below the limit does that mean i wont have to bake it ever again?

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Keeping the temperatures stable will certainly buy your card more time but if it's been baked twice I wouldn't bet too much on it having much left in it. Basically you've addressed the rapid heating up and cooling cycles that caused this in the first place but there's no telling if that will be enough.
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Keeping the temperatures stable will certainly buy your card more time but if it's been baked twice I wouldn't bet too much on it having much left in it. Basically you've addressed the rapid heating up and cooling cycles that caused this in the first place but there's no telling if that will be enough.
well is there a permanent fix for it?
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well is there a permanent fix for it?
You've done the right thing and there's nothing more you can do other than keeping a close eye on the temps. I suggest MSI Afterburner's onscreen display for this purpose.
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You've done the right thing and there's nothing more you can do other than keeping a close eye on the temps. I suggest MSI Afterburner's onscreen display for this purpose.
alright. i watch my temps like a hawk. like i said highest i seen it since the new cooler was 50C and that was only for like 5 minutes. i use MSI Afterburner for monitoring temps and PCB temps. does PCB temp mean anything?
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alright. i watch my temps like a hawk. like i said highest i seen it since the new cooler was 50C and that was only for like 5 minutes. i use MSI Afterburner for monitoring temps and PCB temps. does PCB temp mean anything?
I generally ignore PCB. The core temperature is what you want to keep an eye on. Your card might have additional sensors that Afterburner doesn't expose. In that case give the sensors tab of GPU-Z a quick peek.
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I generally ignore PCB. The core temperature is what you want to keep an eye on.
hmm okay thanks.
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I think if you need to bodge the 8800GT to work again, whether its baking it or whatever, I would still suggest thinking about getting a new card. I mean, you can even get a 2nd hand 8800GT in good condition for under $40 on eBay.
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I think if you need to bodge the 8800GT to work again, whether its baking it or whatever, I would still suggest thinking about getting a new card. I mean, you can even get a 2nd hand 8800GT in good condition for under $40 on eBay.
i plan to build a new rig by the end of the year just waiting for my cash to roll in.
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