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Bake your GPU Day 2010

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Magikherbs, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. Magikherbs New Member

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    On September 30, 2010, I will bake my 'dead but still kickin' GPU (for the 8th time! heh) and hope others will join me and do the same.

    You are welcome to share any of your baking experiences here aswell. Motherboards and other gear are also welcome !

    Peace

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    Back in July, I bought my used Asus EAH4850 (with Zalman VF 1000) 1gb for only $65. It ran fine for a few hours even with my XFX 9800GT, running alongside as the dedicated Physx proc. When the heat and mild flickering became more noticeable, I took a closer look. The Zalman cooler was on soo tight, it made the slight bow in the board much worse. Installing the Asus stock cooler, straighted the board out which resulted in a boot screen filled with dollar signs. :banghead:

    Bake 1 - 8min @ 375F, very slow cool down
    - bios boot screen would flash for a sec then the odd bright flash.
    Bake 2 - 8min @ 380F, slow cool down
    - will let me boot into bios, many dollar signs/artifacts during boot screens, light blue
    dotted pattern seen while navigating through the motherboard's bios.
    Bake 3 - 8min @ 360F, slow cool down
    - fewer $$$$'s, will load Win7 or XP32/64 with no artifacts if installed as a VGA
    adapter, win7 BSOD's and XP artifacts if any Ati driver is allowed to install, while
    running XP I flashed the bios with original downloaded from :respect: TPU.
    Bake 4 - no changes, fast cool down
    Bake 5 - no changes, very fast cool down, flashed the bios... again:D
    Bake 6 - 8min @ 390F, slow cool down
    - did not notice a single $$$ during any of the bios boot screens, blue dotted pattern
    is now red.
    Bake 7 - 8min @400F, slow cool down. No other changes.
    Bake 8 - September 30, 2010 - "she's DEAD Jim."

    Edit----
    There is really no 'right' way from what I can see. Heres a few links I found useful.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_taI-CkPD3M
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7jUqoKVY-k
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVWDru1bub8
     

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  2. NdMk2o1o

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    :slap: End this nonsense now, throw it out and just admit you blew the $65 :roll:

    Hehe whatever does it for ya really chap ;)
     
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    do it again, it is worth it
     
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    the only GPU I have access too atm is in my laptop, and I ain't bakin' that.

    even If I had an old one around I'm not sure I would... unless it was definitely dead and I have nothing to loose..... like $65 :D
     
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    My uncle has a dead 8800gtx... maybe I can get him to give it to me.

    I'm not too familiar on the baking process... what exactly do I need to do?
     
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    put it in the microwave. that will fix it.
     
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    Alternatively you can use a heatgun if you have one. I revived my P5Q MB that way.
     
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    i baked my hd4700 512 and now it boots with no video :( Before it had artifacts now the computer boots normally just no video i always fuck things up
     
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    .... :wtf:


    How long are you baking the card for per cycle and at what temp?
     
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    Would be a fix for boredom :laugh:
     
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    i ran my ps3 mobo through the oven at 350 for 12 minutes and it fixed my ylod. Granted I broke the snap to put the blu ray drive back in so it's still a useless system. Thankfully though, it worked to transfer data from itself to the new one i got haha
     
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    Wow I've never heard of that thanks :) My Ps3 is still working great but since its the Phat I'm already looking for ways to fix it just in case it gets the YLOD. Hope not, but you never know.
     
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    I might do that to an old 9800pro which I got for free and which always beeps and doesn't boot at all.

    Then there's the 6600go from my mom's Qosmio which is a total loss. If I have the time to dismantle the laptop and discover whether it's soldered on or not, I will try it out.

    Perhaps if I don't succeed I might even bake the entire laptop............ :roll:
     
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    I have three to bake!
     
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    Yeah, it was a sad and expensive day for me buying its replacement. Just be sure to not overcook it as I did that with another one and it actually melted some of the transistors off :(
     
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    Bake your GPU Day 2010 is only for 'dead' and 'fried' graphics cards. If you have a mobo, go right ahead ! Im not racist ! hehe :laugh:

    Google video "bake gpu", "bake graphics card", ect.. and you will find lots of help. Most that Ive seen, preheat to 385 F then bake for 8 minutes. Some turn the oven off after 5-6 minutes and leave the door closed for the remainder.

    NEVER PUT ANYTHING METAL IN YOUR MICROWAVE. PLZ DELETE THAT POST !

    You need to look past the small monetary loss and not waste your time on threads you 'think' are meaningless. :eek:
    A new Zalman VF 1000 is about 50, btw. I am not worried about 15 or 65 loss lol..
    Any learning experience is priceless !!

    Peace

    If even one GPU is saved from oblivion, this thread will have served its purpose ! :rockout:

    What temps and how long.. how did you cool ?
    I would definitely try again.
    gl :D
     
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    Too late i already bake it last week for the third time, i won´t let my 8800 GTS Lazarus edition die so easily:D

    New from Nvidia chicken-flavored video cards!!! Mmmmmm chicken!
     
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    "Captain.. we have initiated the Bake sequence. ETA 8 minutes !"

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    Bake 8 - 8 minutes @400F with slow cool down. Now I have no display what so ever ! :cry: :wtf: The 2 led's on the back of the card, blink every 5-10 seconds.. and thats all for now folks lol :rockout:

    I am not giving up ! She's just playin 'hard to get' :cool:

    Peace
     
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    Any results yet?
     
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    Just set your whole computer on fire. All the components will be working at their best :)
     
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    Ive got an old 4850 i broke. I chipped a ram sync with a screwdriver. would there be any chance this would work? it boots with colourful artifacts

    On a side note. I wonder if i can use it in crossfire with my 4890. Since the slave card doesnt use the ram anyway. Any ideas on that?
     
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    My personal best is putting a DDR1 memory module the other way in my Abit NF7.
    It actually booted up with it cause the other stick was properly seated ^^
    Such a nice smell and a melting DDR slot.
    Its amazing what you can do after 2 beers :)
     
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    So thats it ? You all lose your oven mitts !? :wtf: lol

    "I bake alone !.. YEAAAH alll by my self !" :roll:

    Giving her one more go tonight ! 10PM eastern !

    BAKE BAKE BAKE !!

    Edit
    @ObSo-1337 Have you tried flashing the bios on the 4850 with original/current version ?
     
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    for the love of god please dont use a MICROwave!
    a convection oven is more suited!
     

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