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[SOLD] 2x MSI 8800 Ultra cards (mostly working)

Will Ship To: US48

Ok I have 2 of these MSI 8800 Ultra cards, I used them about 2-3 years. Both of them have the same problem, which I will detail. The cards will generally run fine for about 3-5 months no problems, general usage/gaming. Then they will randomly start artifacting. Now It is possible to revive them, since I have done it to both of them 3+ times to keep them going.

Generally I would remove the heatsink, set them in a PC and run them at desktop idle for a few minutes to overheat them essentially, and resolder whatever had cracked or broke. It was a method I read about here on OCN, called the "self-bake' method that helped revive a different card.

Then after that, I reapplied TIM, put the coolers on and they would run again with no issue for a while. Pretty sure what happens is after going from hot to cold so often, the solder just loses connection somewhere on the card and it starts artifacting. If you ran the card 24/7 it probably wouldn't fail on you. Actually I folded one of them in the last Chimp Challenge for 10 days or however long that was, perfectly stable folding 24/7 at about 5.6k ppd during that whole event.

Both cards have the issue, both have been resurrected multiple times with the same method. If you want the cards to fold with or run 24/7 they might last a while, but could go out at any time, no guarantees.

Other notes: I think 1 card may be missing a screw for the heatsink, 1 of the cards has a bad DVI, it displays in a purple hue, other DVI is fine. They look physically fine, coolers work, etc. PICS ADDED.

So each card is priced at $40 + shipping - or best offer, and sold AS-IS
SOLD to Valgaur
Maybe you just want to put one on display as a legendary computing artifact anyway? biggrin.gif

PM me for questions, Thanks

The cards:



Proof of life:


Edited by Faster_is_better - 3/7/13 at 1:00pm
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Legends!
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I was just wondering, upon arrival, are the cards in a working condition or would the buyer have to bake them when they first get them?
     
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these used to be like $800 cards FREE BUMP!
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I was just wondering, upon arrival, are the cards in a working condition or would the buyer have to bake them when they first get them?

I can test before shipping, they should be working when they get to you. I had at least one of them working and folding before I pulled it. The other one, can't remember I think I just replaced it but it should also still be working currently.
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these used to be like $800 cards FREE BUMP!

haha those were the days, ironically a $100 video card now can probably beat it.

FREE BUMP!
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May pick up one of these for folding smile.gif And if they do die, will screw it to a plaque and stick it on my wall!
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I could use one of these. If you want to go cheaper, let me know.
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