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I BAKED MY GTX 670 AND IT WORKS

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So here's the story:
April 2013: I get a backplate for my Gigabyte GTX 670 and it shorts it out, making the think it's broken. No picture, fans run fine.
A few days later I start it up and it works just fine. Turns out giving it some time allowed it to work.
May 2013: I sell the card to a friend and it works fine.
August 2013: My friend tell me that the GPU is broken, no picture. We go through the RMA process and wait.
September 2013: Gigabyte sends back the card. Just as broken as before, this is their excuse:
"user removed thermal paste"
I had put some coolaboratory liquid ultra on it to get temps down. When I finally get the card back I clean off the liquid ultra and the chip is fine. GIGABYTE WILL NOT UPHOLD YOUR WARRANTY IF YOU REPLACE THERMAL PASTE
November 2013: When I finally get my hands on the card again, I put it in my machine to see what the deal is.


Not good. White lines in windows, even worse in BIOS, and unable to play any 3D games. I then turn to my last option: bake the card.
10 minutes at 375F and a half hour wait later, I put the card in my machine again.
It works. Somewhat. After a BIOS reflash, some driver shenanigans and discovering displayport doesn't work too well, I get fullscreen 1080p. I then run a banchmark.


IT WORKS. BF4 and other 3d apps work great. Admittedly the core gets up to 90C but I sort of threw the hsf back on with a poor application of thermal paste.
I am so glad that this works and although I probably won't get much for it on ebay I am glad that I resurrected it with the oven method.
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thats awesome thumb.gif now sell that thing biggrin.gif
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This is the kind of stuff that makes Ebay a bad place!
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Originally Posted by Xboxmember1978 View Post

This is the kind of stuff that makes Ebay a bad place!
Why? I told the whole story on my listing and it will sell to whomever wants it for the price that they think it is worth. What's wrong it that?
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Originally Posted by Legonut View Post

Why? I told the whole story on my listing and it will sell to whomever wants it for the price that they think it is worth. What's wrong it that?
I think he's referring more to the other people who don't list what hell their cards went through.
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