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I recently got a broken 3850 for free, and as I don't have much to do tomorrow, I was thinking of baking it.
The heatsink has already been removed, as have the ram sinks, and I'm going to remove the ports and bracket tomorrow morning.
What exactly should I do - should I use aluminium foil, old t-shirts, or both? Want temperature should I use to cook it and how long for? I have a fan oven btw.
Thanks

EDIT: OK guys, here's what I'm going to do, so if anyone has any reasons why I shouldn't do it/I'm doing something wrong, please tell me.
Here's some pictures of the card - I'm going to put it as it is in an oven tray, and use tinfoil balls to elevate it from the bottom of the tray. I am not going to cover the card with anything, and I'm going to bake it at 395f for 10 minutes, and then leave 10 minutes for it to cool down. Does that sound OK?

 

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might try it just as the Nvidia kind...
(from the top of my head)
10 mins at 200c or something like that.

anyway...good luck
 

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Originally Posted by woodpigeon4 View Post
Thanks - +rep. If anyone else has any more info, do tell me before I go ahead tomorrow morning

I usually do 395 for 15 minutes. It works great for xbox's. Best of luck
 

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Your oven does 395c?!

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That's 395f right? Did you use aluminium foil or t-shirts?
395F should have clarified sorry. I put an aluminum balls in each corner and some in the middle just to provide good support. After it's done bakin I let it chill in the oven for about 10 mins then take it out and let it cool down on counter for a while.
 

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395F should have clarified sorry. I put an aluminum balls in each corner and some in the middle just to provide good support. After it's done bakin I let it chill in the oven for about 10 mins then take it out and let it cool down on counter for a while.
Ah, so you don't actually wrap the PCB in aluminium?
EDIT: @zhevra, it reflows the solder and basically that can fix damaged cards.
 

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Ah, so you don't actually wrap the PCB in aluminium?
EDIT: @zhevra, it reflows the solder and basically that can fix damaged cards.
I never have, no clue if it helps or not.
 

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Um..What exactly dose this do?!
It's supposed to reflow the solder and magically fix a non-working or artifacting graphics card. due to some sort of voodoo magic, it works pretty often.
 

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It's supposed to reflow the solder and magically fix a non-working or artifacting graphics card. due to some sort of voodoo magic, it works pretty often.
Yep, just like RAM in the freezer (although I dunno why this works..)
 

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Ah, so you don't actually wrap the PCB in aluminium?
EDIT: @zhevra, it reflows the solder and basically that can fix damaged cards.

kk. I got that it somehow fixed them, just didn't know how.
 

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OK guys, here's what I'm going to do, so if anyone has any reasons why I shouldn't do it/I'm doing something wrong, please tell me.
Here's some pictures of the card - I'm going to put it as it is in an oven tray, and use tinfoil balls to elevate it from the bottom of the tray. I am not going to cover the card with anything, and I'm going to bake it at 395f for 10 minutes, and then leave 10 minutes for it to cool down. Does that sound OK?

 
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