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My buddy had an old 9800GT that he said didn't work (right after it broke he went to Best Buy and bought a 5750 for $175, DUMB). So I took it off his hands reading about this baking fix more and more often. I just finished my fist build last week and needed a new adventure. I plugged it in and who knew, fragmenting lines, weird sizing on windows etc. So, popped off the dust shroud and heat sink. Turned the oven to 285F, laid out some aluminum foil on a cookie sheet and crumpled some support balls for the card and popped it in for 7.5 minutes. I put it back in my case after 20 minutes of cooling and i saw my motherboard boot screen but then it blacked out. I thought I fried it right then and there but I put the heat sink and shroud back on just for kicks and giggles. Fired right off, 13,365 on 3DMark06 at 60C. I could actually play Crysis on medium settings for the first time compared to the low on my current OC'd 9500gt. I let my buddy know.....he wants it back Oh well, time well spent and had a great time! Here's another win for the Card Oven Bake Fix!
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post #2 of 10
You shouldn't have notified him.

But nice fix anyway. Grats on your first successful bake.
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post #3 of 10
get your 30 dollar service fee :]
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post #4 of 10
Charge him that is bs he gave it to you and wants it back.
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post #5 of 10
Yeah that's BS he wants it back. I'd tell him to pay for it.
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post #6 of 10
Charge him! I bought a broken 9800gt from a friend for $10, baked at 385f and its good as new! I sold it for 45 on ebay.
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post #7 of 10
Hate to say, but if he already gave you the card, it's your call whether to give it back to him or not. It's your card after he gave it to you. But it sounds like you're just being a good bud, and props for that as well as getting baked.
     
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post #8 of 10
Hopefully he returns that 5750 and you just saved your friend some money, you should feel happy about that !
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post #9 of 10
Indeed, he needs to give you something for the effort since he couldn't or wouldn't bother to fix it
    
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post #10 of 10
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Yeah, I did it more for him paying $175 for a 5750 at Best Buy. He needs to return that and get a 5770 at Micro Center for that price. No big deal, I'll give it back once Im done having my fun on Crysis, It is his Crysis anyhow. He let me borrow it after I just finish my rig to get gaming right off the bat. He never plays it anyhow so If he lets me keep it I think that'd be fair and cool.
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