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My gtx 260 got ruined about a week ago.
It was a great card and has served me well for almost 5 years.
i am now temporarily using a GTX 210 which is incredibly weak frown.gif
I was already planning on building a new Z87 system with next a next generation AMD (9970 not sure about the new naming system so just calling that).

I was just playing a low end game on my 260 (NWN) when all of a sudden my entire screen went black and hundreds of tiny white dots formed all over it.
So i reset my pc and the Intel logo on my motherboard loading screen was covered with these white dots.
I get into the operating system everything looks fine but the resolution is off (running at 720p compared to normal 1080p) when in the screen setting it did not let me increase my resolution the option was gone.
I then opened GPU-Z and it could not find my card, so i do a clean reinstall and latest driver updates it then didn't let me open Nvidia software said no compatible gpus detected.
When i try any games they only run at 1HZ and ran very sluggish.

I then got a gtx 210 from another old pc laying around. It worked fine but far to weak to do anything other than the most basic tasks.

R.I.P my XFX GTX 260.

Any ways is there any thing i can do to repair the card, i heard of this method of putting it in the oven to resolder the parts.
But are there any shops or anything that could repair it?

I am getting my new pc soon though as soon as the next gen AMD's are released.
But this was a great card feels like a waste to throw away if there any chance of fixing it.

Thanks Overclockers.
All advice appreciated.

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Originally Posted by icebrain1 View Post

My gtx 260 got ruined about a week ago.
It was a great card and has served me well for almost 5 years.
i am now temporarily using a GTX 210 which is incredibly weak frown.gif
I was already planning on building a new Z87 system with next a next generation AMD (9970 not sure about the new naming system so just calling that).

I was just playing a low end game on my 260 (NWN) when all of a sudden my entire screen went black and hundreds of tiny white dots formed all over it.
So i reset my pc and the Intel logo on my motherboard loading screen was covered with these white dots.
I get into the operating system everything looks fine but the resolution is off (running at 720p compared to normal 1080p) when in the screen setting it did not let me increase my resolution the option was gone.
I then opened GPU-Z and it could not find my card, so i do a clean reinstall and latest driver updates it then didn't let me open Nvidia software said no compatible gpus detected.
When i try any games they only run at 1HZ and ran very sluggish.

I then got a gtx 210 from another old pc laying around. It worked fine but far to weak to do anything other than the most basic tasks.

R.I.P my XFX GTX 260.

Any ways is there any thing i can do to repair the card, i heard of this method of putting it in the oven to resolder the parts.
But are there any shops or anything that could repair it?

I am getting my new pc soon though as soon as the next gen AMD's are released.
But this was a great card feels like a waste to throw away if there any chance of fixing it.

Thanks Overclockers.
All advice appreciated.

You could try baking it. 400F for 10 minutes, make sure to preheat it. Alternatively if you want another GTX 260 i got a spare i'll sell for cheap. PM me if interested. Scratch that you're on the other side of the planet.
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You could try baking it. 400F for 10 minutes, make sure to preheat it. Alternatively if you want another GTX 260 i got a spare i'll sell for cheap. PM me if interested.


Ok i'll try baking it thanks for the fast reply.

Thank you.

Thanks for the offer, i'll wait it out until the cards are released. ty
Also shipping to dubai may end up being just as expensive lol.
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Ok i'll try baking it thanks for the fast reply.

Thank you.

Thanks for the offer, i'll wait it out until the cards are released. ty
Also shipping to dubai may end up being just as expensive lol.
Yeah i checked your location tag and was like "Oh, crap, hes in Dubai. Shipping alone would be worth more than the card by at least 3-4x."

If you were living in the states though i would have been willing to shove it off for $40 shipped.
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Yeah i checked your location tag and was like "Oh, crap, hes in Dubai. Shipping alone would be worth more than the card by at least 3-4x."

If you were living in the states though i would have been willing to shove it off for $40 shipped.

Thanks, its a pain living that far off sometimes.

TY.
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Might I suggest a 760 and if 260 works use that as a physx card. Ur gonna need all the cuda cores for those furry litlle wolves in Witcher 3
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