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I followed the directions and everything went as planned with the whole baking process, but when I plugged the card in and started my PC after about 30 seconds the card caught on fire.

Wish I would have recorded it now...
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post #402 of 748
Found your video on youtube, traced you back here, registered and baked my gpu and it works, I love you for posting this!
post #403 of 748
there are such ways of reviving the dead..i hope this applies to people too.. XD

joke!!

nice one BTW!!!
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post #404 of 748
Just want to say that I also happened across this after RMA'ing an 8800GTX 3 separate times within 3 weeks (they kept shipping me cards that would go bad after a couple of days).

Did this on one a few hours ago. Posting from it right now. I'll try to get pictures up ASAP.
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Originally Posted by kairi_zeroblade View Post
there are such ways of reviving the dead..i hope this applies to people too.. XD

joke!!

nice one BTW!!!
Tried it with my cat. Did not work. Tasted great though.
post #406 of 748
Well I've just baked my whole system in a kiln for 4 hours including the desk and chair. Not exactly sure what it's meant to do but sounds good. The monitor melted a bit but now I can overclock to 10.087GHz on stock voltage with no cooling at all, amazing, faster than a Cray.
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post #407 of 748
Still active a day later and with actually lowered temperatures idle and under load. Interesting.
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post #408 of 748
For any doubters out there...THIS WORKS!! I too was skeptical, but I figured *** do I have to loose? My card is 4 years old (and the PC warranty is over) and just last week started with the artifacts BS. I followed the directions here and on other sites and it worked like a charm!

Basically remove fan and plastics (that are removable), clean up residues, bake at 385 degrees F for 10 minuets (did the trick for me). Cool for 30 minuets, put down new thermal paste reassemble and good as new. I did test it quickly for post and artifacts before reassembling (just in case it didn't work and might need to bake longer). I am using the card now! It's an 8800 GTX and reads as such in Device manager (the yellow error is gone). Tested the Windows rating and it actually rates a littler higher than before. Thanks for the info and idea!
post #409 of 748
I just want to know really fast, does it matter what temperature you bake it at? What temperature did OP use?
    
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post #410 of 748
yes it does,the youtube video tells you the temp to set your oven at.
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