Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › Graphics Cards - General › Baked 7870 in the oven, IT WORKED!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Baked 7870 in the oven, IT WORKED! - Page 2

post #11 of 18
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Djmatrix32 View Post

Welp 7970 booted up thumb.gif getting after burner now to set up a fan profile.

Nice!! Nothing like the satisfaction of some DIY caveman fix biggrin.gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by Elrick View Post

Thank you good sir, will try and resurrect an old 7970 left to rot in a cardboard box some years ago, looking forward to bringing it back to life like a Zombie (with this voodoo magic) devil-smiley-019.gif .

Good luck with your resurrection!
post #12 of 18
Question:

My GPU only sometimes fails. Sometimes it fails to boot up (stripes on screen instead of Win8 logo) and occasionally I get a BSOD. The windows minidumps say "video_memory_management_internal" which leads to the GPU failing.

Should I try to bake this? I mean "why not" but is this the kind of failure we can fix by baking?

Thanks in advance!
post #13 of 18
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Megagoth1702 View Post

Question:

My GPU only sometimes fails. Sometimes it fails to boot up (stripes on screen instead of Win8 logo) and occasionally I get a BSOD. The windows minidumps say "video_memory_management_internal" which leads to the GPU failing.

Should I try to bake this? I mean "why not" but is this the kind of failure we can fix by baking?

Thanks in advance!

Possibly, I'm not quite sure. What baking actually does is "re-flow" the solder, essentially heating the card up to the solder's melting or near melting point, if I'm correct. This is effective in repairing micro fissures which causes permanent artifacts to be displayed.

Your problem may point to faulty VRAM, as artifacts don't always show up. How often do these BSODs, failure to boots happen?
post #14 of 18
Whelp the baking only made my 7970 stable for light work. Any time I go to play a game it crashes every time. sad-smiley-002.gif
My lost love
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel I5 4430s Asrock Z97x Killer Sapphire 6970 Corsair Dominator 
RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
Corsair Dominator OCZ AMD Black OCZ AMD Black Western Digital Black  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital Black LG GH22NS50B H80i Windows 7 Home x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Hp D2A13AA Logitech - Classic Keyboard 200 Rosewell 550W COOLER MASTER Haf Evo Xb 
MouseMouse Pad
R.A.T. 5 My Desk 
  hide details  
Reply
My lost love
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel I5 4430s Asrock Z97x Killer Sapphire 6970 Corsair Dominator 
RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
Corsair Dominator OCZ AMD Black OCZ AMD Black Western Digital Black  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital Black LG GH22NS50B H80i Windows 7 Home x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Hp D2A13AA Logitech - Classic Keyboard 200 Rosewell 550W COOLER MASTER Haf Evo Xb 
MouseMouse Pad
R.A.T. 5 My Desk 
  hide details  
Reply
post #15 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Poptarts View Post

Possibly, I'm not quite sure. What baking actually does is "re-flow" the solder, essentially heating the card up to the solder's melting or near melting point, if I'm correct. This is effective in repairing micro fissures which causes permanent artifacts to be displayed.

Your problem may point to faulty VRAM, as artifacts don't always show up. How often do these BSODs, failure to boots happen?

They happen pretty reliably when I go into sleep or hibernation mode - after a few hours (a night usually) a reboot results in BSOD or a totally memory-artifacted screen 1 out of 3 cases and I have to reboot. This never happens when I properly shut down the system or re-boot when it's running.
post #16 of 18
Hey everybody, been lurking here some time and I attempted to bake my recently dead HD 7970 with no warranty in an effort to save it.

385 F for 10 minutes to no avail.

then I tried 400 F for 10 minutes to no avail.

It didn't work ;(, my theory is that the VRAM is dead.

Was a valiant attempt though.
post #17 of 18
Cant vram actually be soldered in and out?
post #18 of 18
I did also bake my R9 270 at 200c for 15min. It worked!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Graphics Cards - General
Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › Graphics Cards - General › Baked 7870 in the oven, IT WORKED!