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Baking video card, 3rd times the charm?

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My 560Ti broke yesterday, it suddenly spazzed out with green/grey artifact lines all over the screen and then just froze. Didn't think anything of it at first, 1 restart later it was Ok again until I got to windows and the same happened.

Then it would boot with artifacts, it wouldn't enter windows (just blacked out forever) but I got to safe mode alright. I've seen a very similar behavior from my 8800gtx back in the day and what helped in that case was the oven so I did the same with this one.

At first I gave it 5 mins in oven @ 150C (preheated) and then raised it to 200 for 5 mins.

That did't fix it but it did something, I still couldn't boot to windows but the artifacts from bios and in safe mode were gone

I then did a second run, 10 mins @ 205C (preheated).

That didn't change anything.

Then I thought maybe its bios might have gotten corrupted somehow in the process. I got the exact same version that it already had and checked the hash checksum, it was different.. doesn't really prove anything though since they can vary regionally / across card revisions while having the same software. I flashed it anyways but still no change whatsoever.

I also tried various drivers from old to new.. nope.

At this point I'm kinda out of ideas and tempted to pronounce it dead, except its not. It works just fine with the standard VGA driver, whatever that may signify.

Does anybody have thoughts on what to try next? All I can think of is another oven run at even higher temperature but I don't have much hope invested in that one.
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That's a dead card man. Make a Xmas ornament out of it.
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