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word of the wise, don't go baking your card cuz it won't OC as high as it used to or something stupid like. Caps tend to blow @ 375 degress and we're playing @ a very fine line.

I just say that because this oven trick didn't work on a buddy with a xfx 4890 and he baked his warranty away.
Yea, if a card is under warranty you shouldn't be baking.
    
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So baking your video card achieves better control for overclocking it? Is this what it's about? I'm hearing impaired so i can't understand the video he's talking about but i'm getting the idea you guys bake the video card so you can overclock it extreme? You got a water cooled system, why bake it? You'll only make it worst? I'm surprised his video card works. Can someone explain me what's this all about?
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So baking your video card achieves better control for overclocking it? Is this what it's about? I'm hearing impaired so i can't understand the video he's talking about but i'm getting the idea you guys bake the video card so you can overclock it extreme? You got a water cooled system, why bake it? You'll only make it worst? I'm surprised his video card works. Can someone explain me what's this all about?
No, people are baking broken cards in hopes of reviving them. Works about ~50% of the time.
    
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That's kinda retarded and you're voiding your warranty but interesting to see how it turned out. I don't recommend it! LOL.
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That's kinda retarded and you're voiding your warranty but interesting to see how it turned out. I don't recommend it! LOL.
Yea, the point I was making earlier was that if you card is under warranty you should not be baking it. You should RMA it.


Baking is for when you have nothing else to lose. The card/component is died and out of warranty, so why not.
    
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LOl that's nuts! I seen people blow up computers and etc but never seen anyone attempt baking a video card and yet bringing it back from the dead or worst! LOL FUNNIEST thing i ever saw!
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LOl that's nuts! I seen people blow up computers and etc but never seen anyone attempt baking a video card and yet bringing it back from the dead or worst! LOL FUNNIEST thing i ever saw!
Wonna hear some more funny stuff....next time you have memory die on you, put it in the freezer for an hour. Works like a charm
    
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Wonna hear some more funny stuff....next time you have memory die on you, put it in the freezer for an hour. Works like a charm
I still don't understand how or why the baking and freezing work...just weird :O

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word of the wise, don't go baking your card cuz it won't OC as high as it used to or something stupid like. Caps tend to blow @ 375 degress and we're playing @ a very fine line.

I just say that because this oven trick didn't work on a buddy with a xfx 4890 and he baked his warranty away.
Did you remove the cooler??
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I still don't understand how or why the baking and freezing work...just weird :O



Did you remove the cooler??
Well, metal expands, which copper is. I assume that it could be a short or maybe a pathway in the PCB cracked and is no longer make a good connection. The heating/cooling warps the circuits within the PCB perhaps re-establishing the link?
 
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