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Hello fellow OCNers,
So yes I have a TFII 6950 that has a void warenty biggrin.gif

unfortunately it doesn't work ATM. When hooked up the entire screen is a giant artifact redface.gif

Some background,
First it had a faulty fan. and instead of RMAing it like a smart guy, I opted for a Rasa Water block. Unfortunately I think the VRAM is the issue.

The water hoses may have put flex pressure on the PCB,GPU. This is a Last ditch effort to save this card. I am using the iGPU of my 2500k atm
and I miss having a Nice card.

Does anyone have any tips for baking 69xx card? From the Reflows I did in school the target temp was 385-387 for 15 minutes. Is that a good temp for this card?

Should I foil up the caps?

Do you guys think this Might work?
Edited by cayennemist - 3/23/12 at 8:49pm
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Foil up as much as you can. Personally Id do it with just a heat gun on the vram and die.
But a lot of people just stick it in the oven for 10-15mins. Just when you are cooling it make sure not to bump it.

If the cards not working properly you have nothing to lose I guess.
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OMG OMG OMG

IT Worked! I cant belive it! This thing was not even remotely useable, and now its displaying like it was NEW!

this thing has been literaly screwed to my wall for 2 months now! I had to stop playing Skyrim 2 week after it was released.

Im going to find a nice way to cool my vram and strap that waterblock back on (with no pressure on the pcb) thumb.gif

HOLY COW! I'm so happy biggrin.gif

Ok so this is what I did,

1. remove everything and clean with alcohol pads from a first aid kid
2. I put 2-3 layers of fiol over the I/O and caps
3. I baked @ ~385f for 12 minutes (was a battle to keep it around 385f as it wanted to fluctuate +/- 10*)
4. put the old TFII cooler -1 Fan
5. plugged that bad boy in, crossed my fingers, started to panic, 10 seconds after power BOOM ASROCK POST SCREEN!
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I love these baking stories. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by jdip View Post

I love these baking stories. biggrin.gif

I still cant believe it.

I first heard some one talking about this baking cards like 2 years ago with the 8800s and I was like "yeah whatever."

Then I did a internship at a PC shop
*PLUG* http://www.sandiegopchelp.com/ *PLUG*
They showed me how to Reflow Laptop GPU's.
Well, today I got a weird text from a guy that I sold some HDD's to on C-List. He asked If I could Reflow his Laptop.
It was random enough that this guy even texted me, but then it turned out that he has the same laptop that I did and they have the some problem, both need GPU ReFlows.

So I was checking YouTube and saw some gtx8800s getting baked rolleyes.gif
and the rest is history biggrin.gif
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