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Well i know most of you would think what a waste of time, being its a obsolete card nowadays, never the less i see this as a learning experience.
so i thought i would share my findings with you.

One day i went to turn my computer on and no boot. black screen and the dvd drive just kept reading over and over no dvd in it, also the hard drive kept reading and reading, after a few minutes the computer would just reboot, this was a never ending loop.

I decided to remove the videocard, the black screen was my first hint.
i put a 7300gt in it and success, computer boots and works great.

Then i tried the 8600gt in another computer same results as the first, all caps looked fine, never was overclocked. wasnt sure what to do next.

One day i was researching online and i came accross a post about baking your video card in the oven, first i ever heard of this so i gave it a shot.

385° F for about 8-10 minutes, just as the post mentioned.
on a baking sheet with tinfoil underneath and i made some small tinfoil cones to hold the videocard up.

I decided to place the videocard gpu up made more sense this way as i saw in another post someones gpu fell right off the chip board.

I let the card cool for while-few hours( i was busy anyway).

plunked it back into my computer and the computer boots now i also get a screen, BUT.................

Artifacts like crazy all over the place during the dos screen then misc number and letters in various places. then some different colored vertical stripes down the screen but i could see some of the windows 7 loading image. but as i got the desktop so many artifacts it was to hard to see anything really.

I have replaced the 8600gt with the 7300gt again and plan to bake it again.
well see.

At least there was some progress, i will cross my fingers and post my new results i may have to bake it a couple more times.(if it helps at all).

I will also add some pictures soon, so anyone thats intersted can see what exactically im talking about.
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Sounds like it needs more baking, I gave my dad a busted 8800GTS for his computer that I baked, the first time I baked it worked fine but about a month later he was having issues, we re-baked it and it has been working fine for the past 9 months.
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Heres some screens of the computer booting.





I managed to get Gpu-z to take a screenshot and pay attention to the clocks.



Does this mean the gpu is fried ?

I will still try baking anyway, Worth a shot.
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Just try baking it again.. you don't have anything to lose at this point.
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Well Tried baking again and no change. every screen is the same.

This time 385° for 12 mins. The Solder doesnt look any different, Someone said the solder should take on a shiny almost liquidy look.

Still the clocks all say 0 ,managed to get a bios copy and all looks normal.

Anyone Have any ideas ?
What part could be defective ?
Cap issue or Gpu issue or Other perhaps ?

I will still attempt to bake again maybe longer, Suggestions?
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Due to prolonged stress and excessive heat on the GPU and its components results in the formation of micro-fissures/fractures in the solder. Baking it melts the solder and corrects it. But excessive heat fractures the solder again. Therefore keeping the temps as low as possible will lead to a longer life of the card till the next bake. But baking never fixes the card permanently.

But you can still manage to fix the card like I did. All you need to do find out is where the fracture is which in my case happened by accident while voltmodding.
Hope this helps.
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