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Hello topic readers,

 

I have got some questions about my graphicscard.

I got the ATI radeon HD 4850 Graphicscard and I am a battlefield 3 player.

But after some weeks of playing battlefield, my monitor shows me the No input signal message after I start battlefield 3.

 

I did some research and i might have a broken graphicscard.

But my question is can i fix this problem with the Oven trick?

I kinda have the same problem.

 

Sometimes when I boot my pc, I get the Windows logo, and after that my Monitor just goes white and some secs later it goes red white and green ?

 

Does someone know if i should do the Oven trick to solve, or just buy another Graphicscard?

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Just buy another graphics card. Don't know what the oven trick is, but does not sound good at all. You can get GTX 5xx series or AMD 6xxx series cards for cheap now.

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I've heard of the Oven trick. I never tried it myself, but I remember reading about people doing it 4-5 years ago.

 

@Trapt - It involves literally baking your graphics card in the oven, so the solder heats up to the point that it softens, reflows, and repairs any broken connections. 385F for 10minutes or so from an article I just found.

 

I wouldn't advise this except as a last resort. If you are ready to throw away the card, try baking first. This trick is just as likely to completely kill the card. The best bet is to buy a new card.

 

The fact that I haven't heard about anyone doing it recently makes me wonder if it is as effective for modern tech as it was back then. I seem to remember a few people on different boards baking their Geforce 8800GTXs, but nothing since then. :erm:

Edited by 90sgamer

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@trapt - Its what 90sgamer said.

which graphicscard do you recommend?

 

@90sgamer - oke then i think im gonna buy a graphicscard.

 

I will tell you my pc specs:

I7 920

ATI radeon HD 4850

6G Ram

Asus FX58M Motherboard

2x HDD 1TB + 650 GB

1SSD 120GB

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I used the oven trick on a 8800 gt and it fixed it, been using it for about 8 months now with no problems, make sure you use something to keep the card up off the cookie sheet or what ever you use . there are some good videos on you tube to show how to do it.<IMG class=bbc_emoticon alt=:biggrin: src="http://forums.overclockersclub.com/public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif">

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I baked a Powercolor 4870 that couldn't handle the modest of OCs before it decided to . off and artifact everywhere all the time, even at stock speeds. Popped it in the oven at 385° for a total of twenty minutes and it worked like a charm after that, though it still couldn't OC worth a crap. Sold it after upgrading to 5770 CF and the buyer had no issues with it.

 

Give it a shot. Worst case is that baking it doesn't fix it because shoddy solder isn't the problem.

Edited by nVidia_Freak

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I fixed a "dead" 4870X2 with the oven trick too. Still works great after a year.

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<BR>Thanks for all the comments !<BR><BR>@nVidia - I'm gonna try it but can there be some other problems?<BR>and btw is it better to wrap the grapgicscard with aluminum foil?<BR>
<BR><BR><BR>no, just make about 4 balls of foil to sit under the card to keep it raised up off of whatever you put it on. Try to keep it sitting level.

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