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oven trick on a GX2

Discussion in 'NVIDIA' started by (FIH) The Don, Mar 21, 2010.

  1. (FIH) The Don

    (FIH) The Don

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    hey guys, i have this old GX2 which ill be giving to VelvetWafer next week, so he can play with it,

    but, i wanted to try for myself.

    so i have taken it apart

    and do i need to remove more?

    sorry for not giving much info, just ask me if i missed something

    think i will give it 8min at 200c?

    [​IMG]

    and yes i removed the paste AND the sli bridge
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    card looks ready for the oven. I did 10 mins at 400 degrees when I did the oven trick on a 8800gt
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    thx man, but i hope you mean 400f and not celcius haha :roll:

    i live in denmark so we use metric, celcius etc here
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    Why not try a heatgun? I've done it a couple times on XBOX360's w/ Red Ring of Death and so far 3/3. That was using 600 F for 5min in a circle pattern, you don't want to concentrate the heat in one spot, on each side.
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    ITS DEAD!!!!!

    the things startet falling off after like 2.5 minutes at 200celcius
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    guess someone with some 1337 soldering skills could fix it
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    but for me its DEAD!
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    ouch, sry
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    cooking isn't for everyone :) You must be a bad cook. Ask your grandma or gf
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    Crap that sucks man! Not everyone can get lucky.
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    not to kick you in your balls, but next time try it GPU side up. You basically hung all the parts, then heated the solder, and of course they fell off when the solder got fluid. Someone should have tipped you off on this b4 you baked;)
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    tnot to thnechro this thread but hell don that card can be resoldered! if you still have it that is
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    LOL, sorry man, had to laugh at that.

    I wondered why you put it in upside down, lol.
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    :roll: what a fool
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    At least he tried....
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    The Chef says, "Stay out of the kitchen, you could not boil water correctly!"
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    Just kidding; sorry it did not work out for you.
    But, you made me smile...:)
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    LOL

    RMA it... see what they say :roll:
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    nice try, u do it with proud good work man, for me i was do same thing
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    I gotta give it to you man... you must have stones that clang when you walk to try some crazy sh*t like this. :laugh: That being said,

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    Yeah, I'm not surprised this was an epic fail.

    I've been seeing a lot of reports of baking cards, motherboards and even laptops back to life, even magazine articles, but I remain skeptical. The extended high temperature is more likely to kill off components, especially capacitors, than fix solder joints.

    Also, ignore any silly suggestions to solder the components back on. These are multilayer boards and can't be done by hand and certainly not one that's already been soldered once and gone through this torture.

    Those GX2s run so hot (I had several) that it's quite likely that one or both of the GPUs was already dead and those absolutely cannot be brought back to life, as the faults are deep inside them, where you can't reach.

    But hey, you didn't break anything that wasn't already a paperweight, so no harm done. :)
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    I tried this on my P35 neo FR and PS3 and it worked both times, but I tried it on a cheap asrock board and some caps popped on it.:(

    and its only temporary most of the time, the parts fail again
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    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

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    Being a cheaper board, Asrock likely used electrolytics, which are much more sensitive to heat than solid types, so the semi-liquid electrolyte in them will increase in pressure and try to boil, bursting the cap, as you saw.
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    Uncalled for. :slap:

    He missed 1 step in a procedure that a lot of peeps reported success doing.....I'm sure he didn't post it to be called names. :slap:
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