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Straight yes or no answer. My GTX280 is emitting a high pith whine from one of or several of the inductors. I'm also getting minor artifacts, which are not caused by the gpu. I'm going to try to bake this card, remove them, put new ones, and bake again . And before anyone asks, NO I can't RMA.
    
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straight yes or no answer. My gtx280 is emitting a high pith whine from one of or several of the inductors. I'm also getting minor artifacts, which are not caused by the gpu. I'm going to try to bake this card, remove them, put new ones, and bake again :d
how do you know the artifacts arent being caused by the gpu? And an inductor/capacitor whine during load could be normal for your card
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How do you know minor artifacts are not caused by GPU?

Baking cards is to reflow the tiny solder balls under your GPU die. The temperature required to desolder those large components would damage the card permanently....
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how do you know the artifacts arent being caused by the gpu? And an inductor/capacitor whine during load could be normal for your card
I can reproduce gpu artifacts when I overclock it, they look different to the ones I get at stock. I know it could be normal, but I don't really have any other ideas as to what could be causing it.
    
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I can reproduce gpu artifacts when I overclock it, they look different to the ones I get at stock. I know it could be normal, but I don't really have any other ideas as to what could be causing it.
...so you don't know. There are only a few billion components on your GPU.
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How do you know minor artifacts are not caused by GPU?

Baking cards is to reflow the tiny solder balls under your GPU die. The temperature required to desolder those large components would damage the card permanently....
is there any way I can desolder it myslef?
    
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is there any way I can desolder it myslef?

Yes, but since you are asking that question... you do not have the skills to do so yet. It will take lots of practice, a steady hand, and the right tools to desolder/solder a component from a multi-layer PCB.
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...so you don't know. There are only a few billion components on your GPU.
true, but its the only thing I can think of. just tell me if its possible for an inductor to cause artifacts
    
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Yes, but since you are asking that question... you do not have the skills to do so yet.
Well I wont be doing it, I'll be getting friends to do it .
    
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true, but its the only thing I can think of. just tell me if its possible for an inductor to cause artifacts
Anything can... but you are jumping to conclusions with little basis. Odds are the inductors are not causing the artifacts.
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