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Poopy frown.gif I was hoping to have one GX2 from each of the Bigger Brands, EVGA and MSI. And maybe try some Quad SLI...? Can anyone say GTX 580 DirectX 9 Edition? lol

Pretty sure MSI wasn't one of the "bigger brands" in Nvidia GPUs back then. Could be wrong though.
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Pretty sure MSI wasn't one of the "bigger brands" in Nvidia GPUs back then. Could be wrong though.

They were not huge like they are now, but they were making an impact. lots of msi 4870x2's and 4890's out there. the big cheeses back then were EVGA and BFG.
 
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Great story! Glad you didnt throw it away! never throw away hardware! I have been getting back into baking GPU's lately. For the first time, I was not successful. Now I have a new GTX280 keychain.

i think i might buy up dead gpus and try to bake them tongue.gif
 
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Pretty sure MSI wasn't one of the "bigger brands" in Nvidia GPUs back then. Could be wrong though.

They were not huge like they are now, but they were making an impact. lots of msi 4870x2's and 4890's out there. the big cheeses back then were EVGA and BFG.

Oh yeah BFG, almost forget.

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Great story! Glad you didnt throw it away! never throw away hardware! I have been getting back into baking GPU's lately. For the first time, I was not successful. Now I have a new GTX280 keychain.

i think i might buy up dead gpus and try to bake them tongue.gif

That's how i got my old 8800 Ultra and 8600GT of eBay to work, bought broke and fixed. But it's most likely a Temp fix. Also, i got a 8800GTX and was Not successful frown.gif I tried 4 times, 350-500F 5-12 mins..nothing, i had to put her down sad-smiley-002.gifsniper.gifsad-smiley-002.gif

EDIT: 1,500 POSTS! WOOT lol cheers.gif
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Yeah, but the higher your temps, the higher the chances of popping a cap. Personally I use a heatgun so I can go hotter while still keeping the caps cool.

Only problem is you warp and sitrot the PCB when you do that. a capacitor replacement is easy stuff. In my experience the ones that pop/bulge in baking weren't doing to well to begin with. Another tech i work with for the heck of it just cooked a board (junk) in 1 spot for a few minutes and the amount of warpage was incredible, absolutely incredible. from motherboard to soup bowl in a few minutes.
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