Originally Posted by Atos
Thanks for the reply, like I said before I don't think RMA worth for my case, I will need to pay something around 230 USD with shipping. I will try gtx 570 and 580 and go back to 480 , I don't know, just 2 min to test and I don't have any other idea.
Cooking the card sometimes get it back to life, but I read that It will not long to much, is it true?
I have to admit, I was a little silly and very sleepy setting up an H2o rig at 1:00a.m in the morning and had an accident with a GTX 295 a £355.00 graphic card. I got a little H2o inbetween the waterblock and the PSB, the very next day I completed the system that I had been in a hurry to assemble and test; low and behold That card went "POP" I tryed to convince myself that I had not been carless and had that lump in my throat when I realised just what had happened.
Getting back to the point BAKING you need a very hot oven most won't cut the mustard; I learnt that day that Baking a graphic card in your own oven is not a good idea.
If you do have to do it; just to say you tried everything (before popping your $400.00 card in the bin). Make sure you remove all the plastic lables, serial numbers heatsink from the PSB first you will require an oven that will go as high as 285-290*F (pre-heated oven) to allow the solder to run ; place the PSB with the flat side down on grease proof paper and keep a careful eye on it, in the oven between 8-10 minutes max (8 minutes should do it); leave the oven to cool with the card inside do not attempt to move it straite after the baking process; make sure your kitchen is well ventilated.
(Please do more research on this subject online before you attempt it)
nb: expect the taste of hot PSB to be in your food for weeks, needless to say I leave baking to people that make bread these days.
Warning DO NOT USE AN OVEN WITH A MICROWAVE BUILT IN