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post #432 of 748
So I think I have to try this with my 8800GT I have right now..

Overall it performs very well but occasionally and by that I mean during heavy use once or twice a week.. I get tons of red lines on the screen and the sound goes into an audio loop or freeze.

Could this oven baking help? I am in the process of ordering parts for my SB build so this system will just be a spare / backup.
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So... LED's won't survive this process.
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imma try to ressurect my old GTS 250, galaxy pos card xD
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This is the error I'm getting on an EVGA GTX 470 SC that I ordered.

Let me give some back story. I'm deployed with the Army to Iraq and I bought this card from Tiger Direct. Well I made the mistake of not testing it before I got to work adding it to my water cooling loop. In the process of removing it I got some coolant on the back, which I wiped off (no power was running through the card). However it stained the serial number sticker on the back. After I get the OEM HSF on it I try and and test it in the system by itself with continued issues. So I freak start cleaning it again and removing anything that I think could be causing this, in the process destroying the serial number (WARRANTY VOID IF REMOVED) sticker.

I found this forum and figure I had nothing to lose by baking it. So I went down to the nearest chow hall (cafeteria) and asked to use their oven. Amazingly, after some crazy looks, they let me. I baked it in an industrial oven @385 for 10 min. Now I don't know much about these ovens so I have no idea if it was pre-heated or anything, a worker set it up for me. I'm still having the same issues, so I ordered a toaster oven that I can set to 400 degree's and I'm going to try again.

Any suggestions? I'm going to try @ 385 for 15min the next time and figure if that doesn't work I'll crank it to 400 and giver a whorl. Worst case I'm out a GPU (New one coming from Best Buy EVGA GTX 470 not SC). However if I can get this one to work I may be able to setup an SLI or something.

Well thanks for your time!
Edited by elchucko - 1/26/11 at 4:28am
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I know this is off topic and all, but if you are deployed in Iraq, how can you have a whole water cooled PC setup? Seems like there wouldn't be time/space for such thing. Laptops I could see.
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I packed the computer in one of our shipping containers, it got loaded on the plane with us when we left the states. Once we got here I hooked it up in my room. Many companies will ship to APO's (Army Post Offices) the mail is process by the USPS until it is handed off to the MPSA (Military Postal system Administration "I think). So I got the computer here and ordered the parts, have been tinkering ever since.

The time is easy, the majority of us aren't really doing anything over here like we used to. The Iraqis are doing the majority of the work, we just advise and assist at this point.

As for space because of my rank I have a 10'x10' room all to myself with full climate control. So the room isn't an issue.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Arakasi;6533881 
You do know what is happening in this process right ?

I can give you some WAAAAY better methods then the oven.....

how and why you ask ?

I solder for a living.

Very nice trick and job on getting your card going again, im impressed.

What are the other methods? The oven fix only seems temporary is there anything that works a little better? I have a 8800m gts that won't stop crappin on me from Gateway.
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I tried this on my gtx 260 no success. Made couple attempt at it. Last unsuccessful one was 400 Degrees for 13 mins. Nothing... Still artificating like a mother..
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Just did an old 9800GT that was getting a "Code 43" in windows and funny dots on the screen. VOILA! Works great. Tried this a few years ago with a 9800Pro but it failed. I guess it's hit or miss but truly happy with this one.
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