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Frying my 8800GTS

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My 8800GTS died a few weeks ago, and at the time I didn't really care.

 

A few hours ago I was bored, and remembered the put your video card in the oven trick. I didn't really care if it worked or not, but figured meh I'm bored I'll give it a go.

 

Any way in the end it did work, and here are some picks of the 8800GTS in my skillet. :P

 

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I don't know why you cooked a video card... but I like it.

 

edit: looked it up, now I know.

 

Quote from dhughes on digg: "...i preheated the oven to 385f, put the card in and waited around 8-10 minutes..." (moves to other oven) "here's one I prepared earlier that's already done."

Edited by xchrissypoox

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Wait...it worked? Damn! B:)

Yep using it right now on a junky Celeron rig. :P

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Nice!

 

I read about this. Similar to the Xbox in a towel trick. (Which my house mate tried last night, and it too actually worked!!!) Apparently, what happens is that the solder melts, and causes a connection to become loose, or temperamental. Then by heating the card in the oven or wrapping the Xbox in a towel, it causes the solder to re-melt, and re-set. Thereby reconnecting the faulty join!

 

I have heard of these things working, but never seen how long these fixes tend to last... Be interesting to hear if the card fails again, or stays working!

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I thought you were just cooking it for crap and grins, now that i know you were trying to fix it.. its not as cool :D

Edited by ShallowBay

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I thought you were just cooking it for crap and grins

 

I was at first :P

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I'd be worried about how all the other components handle the temperature...

 

But, I guess it takes more work to get a soldering iron out and check the connections :P

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