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I have had intermittent screen freezes and blackouts with an unresponsive system as a result for a few months.

After changing out my PSU and changing my overclock, artifacts and failure to boot took over yesterday.


What would any overclocker do at a time like this but decided to pop their GPU into a 400 degree oven and watch, anxiously.


Well, 400 degrees and 10 minutes later I am happy to report everything is back to normal, I got the idea here on OCN and am grateful for it!

Anyone have repeat baking experiences - how long for symptoms to re appear?
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Grats.
     
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good job
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post #4 of 12
I've never seen the issue crop up again after the initial baking. My friend once baked the card at too low of temp and it only partly fixed the problem but I believe it was rectified later by a higher temp bake. Glad to hear that it worked though!
    
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congrats, that must be cool to bake a card and it works after.
i'm wondering if I will have to bake my 8800 gts eventually because its warping a tad bit?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Thogar View Post
congrats, that must be cool to bake a card and it works after.
i'm wondering if I will have to bake my 8800 gts eventually because its warping a tad bit?
Its actually pretty warm!
Sorry couldn't resist.
    
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post #7 of 12
That's great. So when you bake a card, do you really bake it at 400F?
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So long as you don't heat your card up really hot, it should last a while.

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Quote:
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That's great. So when you bake a card, do you really bake it at 400F?
I always do 380 for 10 minutes and if that doesn't work then it goes back in for 10 minutes at 400. Bake it GPU facing down. Prop it up on four corners with foil balls, try to get it level. Oh and take the cooler off lol.
    
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i only had them reappear on older "hot" running gpus.....like the G80s......i did it to a BFG 7950.....ok so far......did it to an EVGA 9600GT.....no problems.....XFX 8800GTX.....artifacts came back after about two months
    
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