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I guess I got a good EVGA. 4 1/2 years of daily gaming and it never missed a beat (I did put an AC Accelero 8800 on it after the first two years).
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First things first, you should have bought all your parts used. You should try and stick it in the oven, its the only option you have, unless you own a heatgun. But before you do it I would check the temps, are they in the 90 range? Then you should replace the thermal past on it, its probably old and dried out. If all fails then buy a used GPU on cragslist but test it before. If you bought that CPU new I would return it and buy something off cragslist because you can probably get a better CPU for the same price. MAKE SURE YOU TEST IT BEFORE OYU BUY IT!
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Originally Posted by Grath View Post

Try baking it in the oven at 385f for 8-10 minutes. I did that to my 4870 and it brought it back to life, it had artifacts everywhere until so.

This!
can't hurt biggrin.gif
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This!
can't hurt biggrin.gif

EDIT: sounded like sarcasm, It is not smile.gif
I've tired it before.
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First things first, you should have bought all your parts used. You should try and stick it in the oven, its the only option you have, unless you own a heatgun. But before you do it I would check the temps, are they in the 90 range? Then you should replace the thermal past on it, its probably old and dried out. If all fails then buy a used GPU on cragslist but test it before. If you bought that CPU new I would return it and buy something off cragslist because you can probably get a better CPU for the same price. MAKE SURE YOU TEST IT BEFORE OYU BUY IT!

Don't you read? He gave his old rig to his friend. He didn't buy it all new.

Sorry for my rude remark lol
Edited by Grath - 2/4/12 at 9:22pm
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