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Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by BarbaricSoul, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. BarbaricSoul

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    Anyone with experience doing this, alittle advice please. I have a 8800gt that's not working I'd like to try to use as a physX card
     
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    I heard that the freezer can also fix it.
     
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    350-400F 10min. just watch it take the shroud and stuff off too try and leave the cooler on if you cant its ok but the pressure might help with the reflow. though the TIM should be replaced after. remember to preheat
     
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    what does the oven do to the card? besides heat it
     
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    melts the solder to hopefully lets it reflow on a broken connection in hopes to revive dead or dying parts.
     
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    oh. thats sweet.
     
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    thx bro. So I should remove the heatsink from the card?
     
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    ya might as well.
     
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    I did, but Beer isn't online for me to ask questions
     
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    rodger, will do
     
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    heatsink is off, preheating oven now
     
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    GL dude :toast:
     
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    definately take the heatsink off, you wouldnt want anything plastic (like fan wires) to melt
     
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    GOOD POINT
     
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    exactly thats why i had said to remove the shroud. but then i was like well but then the fan is bolted in and their are probably plastic washers F-that nvm. my thought process was much like when i did it to my xbox leave the HS on and it will be applying pressure during the heating process upping your chances of success.
     
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    dinner is in the oven
     
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    good luck barbaricsoul :toast:
     
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    epic fail :)
     
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    well it's got about 3 mins left. I doubt I'll be testing it tonight though. Getting late and I don't feel like taking my computer down to install it right now.

    Why you say that? Card was already not working. If this don't work, it's not like I actually lost anything. Hell, I didn't even have to buy the card.
     
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    w00t i hope it works out. and remember its mad hot dont put pressure on the power connector either it will be soft
     
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    Card is out of the oven. I know I got it hot enough, I could smell the card before I actually entered the kitchen. The solder looks like it's melted alittle, so if a solder joint is the issue, it should work. Right now the card is outside in 25'f temps cooling off.

    Can anyone give me a diagram for making a dummy dongle for the 8800 just incase this worked.
     
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    NO NO NO!!! let it room temp cool the stress from hot and cold will prob fracture it!
     
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    agreed. let it cool slowly. hell, wrap it in a towel or something.
     
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    Opps, oh well, what's done is done. Hopefully I didnt fuck it up putting it outside. Card is cooled down now and back inside the house.
     
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