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post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by atomicfission92 View Post
I am pretty sure they killed a couple of those resitor. transistor things
Evidently they are "minature SMD capacitors".

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The other issues that could possibly arise involves cutting off the miniature SMD capacitors lined-up along the GPU. The proximity of these pinhead sized devices to the epoxy means that the likelihood of chipping off a few of the capacitors is higher.
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post #12 of 17
Roflmao

All i saw was "strip" and then i click here, not knowing its the G80 card
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post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by pauldovi View Post
IWhy would you do this? Waisted a perfectly good 8800GTX!
Ahh but you didn't read the article or if you did you missed this portion...

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Originally Posted by VR Zone
In the VR junkpile, we found the victim of pre-LANParty's extreme chillout; the NVIDIA 8800GTX which suffered a fatal bite from the dryice we fed it.
So stripping teh IHS didn't kill it.. The prior dry ice run did however, lmao.
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post #14 of 17
Its smaller than I thought but still bigger than the R600 die. But that would have to do with the R600 being 80nm. Nice to see the actual die for once though.
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post #15 of 17
Oh yah. That 8800 is toast.
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post #16 of 17
Wow... that is a huge die. Lots of pretty shiny silicon.....
    
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post #17 of 17
ok before ny one even thinks about doing this to a working one... call me so i can talk you out of the risk... donate it to charity or something... like my college fund! lol
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