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Bad solder on non-ref Gainward/Palit cards?

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Hello overclockers,
I have just revived a Gainward 460GTX by baking it in the oven, I thought the bad solder days were a thing from the past?
I had no more warranty since I had replaced and sold the old cooler.
The card would always crash if I moved the power cables around a bit, now I can just move the cables around as much as I want.

This is the image it would give on boot-up, and in windows I would get a chessboard in rainbow colors.


I have stress-tested it for a while now, and it runs as good as new again!
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Great. Just try not to push it- baked cards are not really "good as new" (I mean the cable bending thing)
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These problems can't just vanish, it just so happened that with that particular batch of products Nvidia had more issues than usual. In principle, if you keep your card reasonably cool so that it doesn't move from 90°C+ to 40°C and back up again every few minutes it shouldn't happen. Some chips are probably more failure-prone than others and they can crack.

*EDIT: BTW good luck with the fix, hope it holds.
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