Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › AMD/ATI › Any tips on possibly baking a dead 5870?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Any tips on possibly baking a dead 5870?

post #1 of 3
Thread Starter 
It's a Sapphire reference card, it's no longer under warranty, it worked fine yesterday and now today it displays nothing. I tried different DVI ports, I tried it on another computer, and I popped in my old horrible Gigabyte 4870 card and my system displays fine. I don't want to use the Gigabyte card as it has really bad HSF setup and is currently crashing because it runs too hot.

So any other ideas to try? I'm thinking of baking it. How should I bake it? People give different various amounts of temps and cover stuff with foil. Any tips would be appreciated for those who have successfully baked their card back to life. I'm kind of sad to see I didn't even have my Accelero Twin Turbo II mounted on it for a year and it has already died. I threw away the stock HSF because it cracked and the fan squeaked like hell.
Skylake Is Here!
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 6700K Batch #L535B021 4.7Ghz @ 1.296V GIGABYTE G1 Gaming GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 EVGA Geforce GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0+ G.SKILL TridentZ 16GB DDR4 3000 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 950 Pro M.2 512GB  Crucial BX100 250 GB SanDisk SSDPlus 240 GB NZXT Kraken X61  
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 & 10 Dell UltraSharp 2913WM 21:9 2560x1080 Ducky Shine 4, CODE WASD, Deck Legend, G710+ EVGA SuperNova G2 850W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Mid-Tower Ducky Secret SteelSeries Fostex Purple Heart TH-X00 
Audio
AKG K553 Pro, Philips SHP9500, Superlux 668B, S... 
  hide details  
Reply
Skylake Is Here!
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 6700K Batch #L535B021 4.7Ghz @ 1.296V GIGABYTE G1 Gaming GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 EVGA Geforce GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0+ G.SKILL TridentZ 16GB DDR4 3000 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 950 Pro M.2 512GB  Crucial BX100 250 GB SanDisk SSDPlus 240 GB NZXT Kraken X61  
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 & 10 Dell UltraSharp 2913WM 21:9 2560x1080 Ducky Shine 4, CODE WASD, Deck Legend, G710+ EVGA SuperNova G2 850W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Mid-Tower Ducky Secret SteelSeries Fostex Purple Heart TH-X00 
Audio
AKG K553 Pro, Philips SHP9500, Superlux 668B, S... 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 3
I think this guide should help you with your culinary cravings.
Also this guide to refer
post #3 of 3
Thread Starter 
Thanks, I read all those already and I read a bunch more. The guy who originally did it on the [H] forums did it GPU side down. A lot of people said not to do it GPU side down because the GPU can fall off (seemed to happen to someone). I did the same method but with GPU facing up and many said I should shield my capacitors and take off the metal face plate. I took the faceplate off and shielded the capacitors with foil. Then I baked it at 375-380F for 8 minutes and then let it cool for about 30 minutes. I plugged everything back in and it works now.

One thing I noticed was that most of the plastic on the board was really brittle. I ended up breaking the plastic piece where the fan cable should be mounted at. The same thing happen to my original HSF, all the plastic started becoming brittle and breaking so I threw it away. It is possible that the solder is brittle or cracked somewhere else too as when I plugged in the the videocard after cleaning the board with water and a toothbrush the signal came back but my fan wasn't running. I had the fan cable connected backwards so when I flipped it back on in the correct way the videocard stopped sending out a signal and the screen went blank. So that's when I decided it was probably a good idea to bake it.

Everything seems to work now. I just don't know how long it will last before I have to buy a newer videocard. thumb.gif
Skylake Is Here!
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 6700K Batch #L535B021 4.7Ghz @ 1.296V GIGABYTE G1 Gaming GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 EVGA Geforce GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0+ G.SKILL TridentZ 16GB DDR4 3000 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 950 Pro M.2 512GB  Crucial BX100 250 GB SanDisk SSDPlus 240 GB NZXT Kraken X61  
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 & 10 Dell UltraSharp 2913WM 21:9 2560x1080 Ducky Shine 4, CODE WASD, Deck Legend, G710+ EVGA SuperNova G2 850W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Mid-Tower Ducky Secret SteelSeries Fostex Purple Heart TH-X00 
Audio
AKG K553 Pro, Philips SHP9500, Superlux 668B, S... 
  hide details  
Reply
Skylake Is Here!
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 6700K Batch #L535B021 4.7Ghz @ 1.296V GIGABYTE G1 Gaming GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 EVGA Geforce GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0+ G.SKILL TridentZ 16GB DDR4 3000 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 950 Pro M.2 512GB  Crucial BX100 250 GB SanDisk SSDPlus 240 GB NZXT Kraken X61  
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 & 10 Dell UltraSharp 2913WM 21:9 2560x1080 Ducky Shine 4, CODE WASD, Deck Legend, G710+ EVGA SuperNova G2 850W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Mid-Tower Ducky Secret SteelSeries Fostex Purple Heart TH-X00 
Audio
AKG K553 Pro, Philips SHP9500, Superlux 668B, S... 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: AMD/ATI
Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › AMD/ATI › Any tips on possibly baking a dead 5870?