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post #31 of 41
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Originally Posted by test tube View Post
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.
wouldn't that just destroy the card?
post #32 of 41
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Originally Posted by demoship View Post
wouldn't that just destroy the card?
If it's already broken it's not much to loose. The idea is to overheat the GPU to some 150-200°C so that the inside solder joints melt and re-fuse upon cooling.

I've tried this with a laptop motherboard and the laptop actually worked for a few days before completely failing. Some had more luck specifically with Geforce 8800 GT/S cards, I remember having seen folks who said their cards held on for a couple of months after baking.
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post #33 of 41
just get a gts250 and call it a day
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post #34 of 41
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Originally Posted by wooly View Post


spec:

ASRock 939N68PV-GLAN
athlon 64 x2 3600+ 2.0 ghz (sckt 939)
4 x 512mb DDR
Eye-T 750W Modular 12cm Fan PSU
win 7 home premium 64bit

so I will be looking for a good replacement. Obviously with the spec of the rest of his system it needn't be a gtx 570
The motherboard has onboard geforce 7 chip so that is getting him by for now.

What would you go for? bear in mind the rest of spec and the board is only pcie 1

What's your budget? I'd recommend find a 9800gt, or 8800gt, or something better if you plan a motherboard/cpu upgrade.
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post #35 of 41
GTS 250 or HD 5770 are good choices although the latter is overpriced for its performance.

i can sell you a GTS 250 512 MB for $80
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post #36 of 41
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Bake it.
Pretty much.

I baked an ATI X1950XT that wouldn't POST in any motherboard, and it fixed the problem, no joke.
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post #37 of 41
Bake, if that fails then grab a 5770 or gtx 260 off the marketplace.
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post #38 of 41
Try baking it, or pick a HD5750 or HD5770 used off the marketplace.
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post #39 of 41
if you can find it over there, get a gts450, if not the gts250 should be plenty. Unless now is the a reason to upgrade the whole platform... My old athlon 64 x2 6000+ was a bottleneck to my old 9800GTX+.
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post #40 of 41
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think if I'm gonna buy one, it's looking like gts450, least he gets dx11 then
    
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