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ouch , be careful dude .. exploding plates are kinda cool though =D just ask any greek .
    
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OP, same thing happened to me.

Mine doesn't do that though, it just freezes after a few minutes.

That's what happens when a card's designed to run at 90 degrees celcius. And after looking at the heat sink/fan on it, it's a pretty crappy design. So no surprise this happened.

My thread on this just a few days ago: http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/9538...gt-burned.html

I'm sure we'll be seeing more of these threads soon. The 8800 GT was a VERY popular card with serious heat management problems, and it's about that time where hardware starts deteriorating (in fact, when I got it, I figured it'd probably burn out in about 3 years.. and I got the card almost exactly 3 years ago

By the way, Know that if you do something like stick your card in the oven, then put it back in your computer, you could burn out the rest of your computer. There's so many things that could go wrong with that, it sounds like a really bad idea unless you know 100% what you're doing.
Edited by demoship - 3/5/11 at 2:06pm
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Originally Posted by Xristo View Post
Porn overload , lol kidding .

get him a 5770 , 5850 , gtx460 depending on what games he plays .. May aswel spend a few extra bucks and get him something worth while =)

Your cpu will bottleneck pretty much anything u put in their but .

Iv baked a few things before , didnt work . But try it , what u got to lose ..
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Dear lord, why do people still get 8800GT's when they have a known overheating issue but they use to be really good cards i still have two of them one over heated it was the OC edition and i still have the other and it works but i don't use it Just a spare backup

Card Suggestions PCIe 16x 2.0 Right? Cause that's what a 8800GT is anyways

275GTX
260GTX
9800 GX2
These are the GPUs people suggest for a rig equipped with an "athlon 64 x2 3600+ 2.0 ghz (sckt 939)"?

I think one of these is a more reasonable match.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814131381

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...482&Tpk=hd4850


[EDIT]

I didn't notice that you're in the UK before. There is only ~4 pounds difference between the HD4850 and the HD5750.

http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/...508001&CatId=0
Edited by thegreatsquare - 3/5/11 at 2:21pm
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post #24 of 41
I know nothing about baking, but if you ever have to replace the card, you'll have to either go with a 8800gt again, or something very close as the 9800 GT/GTX. The CPU you have already (probably) bottlenecks the 8800 on some games. Or as stated before, an ATi HD 4830/50 would be good too.
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baking a gpu is very easy. dont listen to the other people, just keep and eye on it and youll be fine
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SEE its working already. Those things that look like sparks are the magical pixies (hence where the word pixels came from) that power our gpu's. All they needed was a little nuking and they are fully energized again.
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or heat gun it...lol
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I was thinking of a card like that, I have read about people having problems with pcie 2 ati gfx cards in old nvidia chipset motherboards (pcie 1)
but haven't seen any problems with pcie 2 nvidia cards. Anyone hear of any horror stories?
    
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post #30 of 41
self bake by taking the heatsink off and turning it on for a short period of time.

my 8800gts was toast though after 3 years. these cards were too hot and only really intended to run for a few years, i think. this is the reason i got 460s over the 470/480 gtx, i don't trust cards that run above 80c anymore.
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