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My dad's 8800GT just outright took a dump and now I reverted him to his onboard graphics for now. I'm thinking of doing my first bake (which it seems odd that almost every card I see dying is an 8800GT and every first bake of people is an 8800GT or similar lol)

 

He doesn't really game that much but I may back just to see if I'm not recycling this thing, I'll have pics of it all apart later. Gonna go check out the new Harbor Freight nearby haha

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I still havent baked my GTX 275 so good luck to ya on your 8800 :)

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My dad's 8800GT just outright took a dump and now I reverted him to his onboard memory for now. I'm thinking of doing my first bake (which it seems odd that almost every card I see dying is an 8800GT and every first bake of people is an 8800GT or similar lol)

 

He doesn't really game that much but I may back just to see if I'm not recycling this thing, I'll have pics of it all apart later. Gonna go check out the new Harbor Freight nearby haha

 

All I have to say is Harbor Freight FTW!

 

They opened up one in the Bronx near me and ever since then I don't have to get ripped off anymore on Chinese tools. :lol:

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I've baked a couple cards with success.... just make sure you follow them well... too hot or too long and card = toasted.

 

I cooked a gts250 that died shortly after I received it and its still going strong 4 years later... another I tried didnt last long and had to be RMA'd others i have done are still going I think as i havent heard anything bout it

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I had great success reviving a broken 4870X2 from Ebay doing the baking trick...just don't do it for too long. Prepping properly is key as is the cooling of the card (too fast will damage it).

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Here's the card apart, not cleaned off (I did the cooler while the card baked then the card and used AS5)

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Here's the little guy all ready to be baked.

Oven Setting 375F-ish, 9:30min, oven off for 30secs and then cracked the oven open a smidge and allowed it to slowly cool for 1/2 an hr.

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Here's it plugged into my computer (didn't take pics of reassembly because we all know what an 8800GT looks like lol)

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And here's it booted in windows runninf perfect :cheers:

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In addition to the 8800GT, I also brought my sister's old Macbook back from the dead (just needed a new harddrive, but I had to spend hours figuring out how to transfer her data from her "bad" harddrive to a better one I had sitting around in a Linux bootable environment.....stupid HFS+ :P )

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All in all, a quite productive day!!

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I had intermittent artifacting/refusal to boot on one of my 4870X2's and after a full cleaning, baking, and new thermal pads/paste, its running perfectly fine and all temps are lower then ever, even cooler then brand new. Currently living comfortably in my GFs rig, and hasn't had one hiccup since.

 

I also think the pads on the voltage circuits are too thin from the factory(besides being terribly cheap), because the new slightly thicker 1mm pads I installed dropped the VDDC temps a TONt...and anyone with a 4870X2 knows that those things COOK themselves even at stock clocks...up to and over 105c :O . Now after playing D3 maxed out they never get above 77, thats a HUGE difference!

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Grats nice job at reviving your GPU and getting your sis's laptop up and running.

 

+1 for Bat cat haha.

Haha thanks, sadly I think she found that picture and it's not her car (who looks identical)

 

I had intermittent artifacting/refusal to boot on one of my 4870X2's and after a full cleaning, baking, and new thermal pads/paste, its running perfectly fine and all temps are lower then ever, even cooler then brand new. Currently living comfortably in my GFs rig, and hasn't had one hiccup since.

 

I also think the pads on the voltage circuits are too thin from the factory(besides being terribly cheap), because the new slightly thicker 1mm pads I installed dropped the VDDC temps a TONt...and anyone with a 4870X2 knows that those things COOK themselves even at stock clocks...up to and over 105c :O . Now after playing D3 maxed out they never get above 77, thats a HUGE difference!

How long since the bake, glad to see an X2 still around :)

 

Yeah, those bastards are no doubt the reason my 4870x2 couldn't overclock one measly bit.

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