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This is a very simple version! You can use this guide to attempt to repair a card that has failed.

*Note* This guide will not repair damage done by ESD, abuse, stupidity, water damage, or alien attack. It mainly can be used to fix cards that are experiencing artifacts due to cold soldier or cracked solder due to overheating.




1. Take apart the card, remove heatsink, all thermal paste (get that sucker CLEAN!)



2. Once down to the bare card, put on a cooking pan, on foil. and try to lift the card with 4 foil balls on the corners so its a bit off the sheet, GPU down!





3. Preheat oven to 385-400. I usually do 385 first and if it doesnt work, I will try 400. Make sure your ovens thermometer is accurate. Let it fully pre heat, set a timer for 10 mins, and bake your card for 10 mins.

4. Take card out of oven, and let it cool off for 15-30 mins. I try to let it sit as long as possible.



5. Reassemble card, be mindful to cover all spots necessary with thermal paste and thermal pads.



6. Install into computer



7. Profit!
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awesome guide dude! really nice job , i know there are a bunch of people on here that have no idea how to do this including myself.
    
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What does baking the card do?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by trade1714 View Post
What does baking the card do?
Taken from OP

*Note* This guide will not repair damage done by ESD, abuse, stupidity, water damage, or alien attack. It mainly can be used to fix cards that are experiencing artifacts due to cold soldier or cracked solder due to overheating.
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Nice guide, will use next time!
post #6 of 47
nice guide. not the first, but refreshing!
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Best guide Fresh!
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Bumpity bump!
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Be sure to remove labels if you don't mind losing them; they smell pretty bad and look nasty later.
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Be sure to remove labels if you don't mind losing them; they smell pretty bad and look nasty later.

Thanks for reminding me. Some of the newer cards are fine as far as labels go, but as he said, if you dont mind removing some, and cleaning them with alcohol, you will not have any chance of stinky half melted plastic labels!
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