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Ruined my 9800GT upon replacing cooler

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Hi,
I managed to ruin my Palit 9800GT Green whilst replacing heatsink. Result is visible here:

I can think of only 2 things that might've gone wrong: 1) old thermal grease had been dried up and I removed heatsink too roughly 2) I applied too much force when mounting memory heatsinks.

What are my options? Is it worth trying to bake it or might as well buy a new card?

Thanks

BTW: Does baking leave disgusting odor in the oven?
Edited by Next_week - 9/12/11 at 7:15am
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what tim did you use?
post #3 of 6
Try loosening the heatsink just a little bit. If that doesnt work then yes try to bake.

Yes baking does leave a bad smell for a couple days.
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Try loosening the heatsink just a little bit. If that doesnt work then yes try to bake.

Yes baking does leave a bad smell for a couple days.
u kidding right? what did you keep the houses windows closed? didnt smell when i baked my 7600gt
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u kidding right? what did you keep the houses windows closed? didnt smell when i baked my 7600gt
No...

My house had all of my windows open and it smelled terrible for like 2-3 days.
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what tim did you use?
I used Tuniq TX-3

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Try loosening the heatsink just a little bit. If that doesnt work then yes try to bake.

Yes baking does leave a bad smell for a couple days.
I loosened the heatsink a bit and it had some effect on artifacts - screen was less scrambled, but that was most I got out of it.

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I also tried the card with old, factory heatsink thinking that it's shorting somewhere, but no difference. Also cleaned all contacts, solders and stuff with cotton sticks+IPA, but once again - nothing.
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