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Baked 9800GX2, Worked!

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So I got myself an EVGA 9800GX2 SSC off ebay for 30 bucks. The item description said that "This card has possible power issues. It runs but is unstable. It is being sold for parts or repair." When I installed it in my system and boot it up, it got stuck on windows log on screen. So I thought I'll go safe mode and uninstall the driver for my 285GTX, it was successful. 2nd boot, everything works fine except when I played COD:BO for a couple minutes, it artifacts like there's no tomorrow and gave me blue screen. So I figured, why not bake it? Then off to taking it apart, which btw is the hardest of all video card that I took apart, put it in a preheated oven to 386°F and bake it for 10 mins. After 10 mins I let it cool for couple of hours and reassemble it. Every thing works fine now and I cant believe it since this is my 1st time baking a video card. Its amazing! Btw I noticed that my windows boot screen revert back to the old Vista style (you know the bar) instead of whats suppose to be for Windows 7. Its really weird because when I put my 285GTX back the boot screen goes back to what it suppose to be. Did this happen to anyone?

Also I want to try this for folding. Is it the same setup as my 285GTX in SLI or is it different?
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awesome!
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Good stuff. Be aware that this baking process only extends the lifespan of the card for a few months though.
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Good stuff. Be aware that this baking process only extends the lifespan of the card for a few months though.
exactly
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