Originally Posted by MightyMission
XPD541 you are more than welcome,
i was suffering similar temps and contemplating either boring out each end of the heatpipe to waterchill the lot (or blocks on each part)
which would then mean the massive headache of insulating the whole mobo (as average liquid temps are -6c)
all it took was some a good clean up and some good fresh thermal paste!
i got a 470 here i would like resuscitated so i can use the reference full cover block on it
problem is my oven doesnt go anywhere near the temps required to reflow leadfree solder so im pretty scuppered for choices there...there is a company nearby that offer a fixing service for Â£150 but a new reference 470 is Â£180 with a full warranty!
please be very very careful with tightening up the vreg screws,or at least be sure to have some spare m3/m4 machine screws and bolts,just in case
I need to reflow the solder on two boards coming up pretty soon. That 9800 GTX and a 9800 GT SC. of the two, I think that the GTX will be retired because unlike the other - which only artifacts and randomly shuts down - the GTX will not permit the system to post. MEH.
My oven will go as high as ~580f, so as long as the solder is the lead-free type, I should be OK (Heck, even if it's not I should be). Now, to order tome MX-2. If both boards can be fixed, that's another 4~7k PPD! (And all four PCI-E slots in my destroyer filled). XDEdited by XPD541 - 12/26/10 at 1:43pm