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

  1. Solaris17

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    good luck BarbicSoul .. but you should first examine the card before you try to "test" it . If something goes wrong , you could damage the motherboard . Remember that the PCIe delivers some voltages , and you don`t want to short something with the card . Yes it`s a small possibility , but you could cause damage , and i`m pretty sure you don`t want that to happen.
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    I examined both sides of the card closely using my flashlight (C-cell battery mag-lite) for several minutes, no damage could be seen
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    plug it in already!
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    give me a minute, I'm still putting the heatsink back on it
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    lol, ok guys, I'll be back shortly, guess I'll try it out tonight and see if the thing works.
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    it worked, I'm using the 8800gt right now. I guess tomorrow I get to go buy some diodes.
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    Nice, been following your adventure. Glad it worked and you learned new cooking skills.:)
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    thx Viper

    thx to everyone that helped me, I appreciate the help. You guys ROCK :rockout:
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    Interesting, I have never heard of this trick before. I thought you were guys were joking until I saw sneeky's post. :laugh:
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    There was another thread like this not too long ago, but I cant seem to find it now:( Was all about baking something or another.
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    I'm so glad I didn't have to resort to this to bring my 280 back to life... how scary!
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    so did it work? i gotta leave for work in 5, lemme know already!
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    btw barbaric. i know you asked and ilinked. but you dont need a dongle anymore just use

    -forcegpu nvidia_g80

    in the shortcut

    :)
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    I tried this method with an old 8800GTS 640MB card a couple of years ago but it didnt work for me, probably a different issue that was causing the cards failure, so glad it worked for you though barbaric....... well done! Anyone for Physx and toast? :roll: You have heard of Baked Alaska? maybe now it should be called baked Akaska!
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    It worked yeah...

    Well done on getting it working again, as you're using the card for PhysX, what is the minimum card that can be used, is it a 8600? I've got a 8400GS that I'd like to use but I don't think it'll work.
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    I think the freezer trick was for batteries heheh!
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    Everything in the kitchen can, ovens, freezers, blenders, deep fryers, microwaves, pudding, eggs, the bitch, etc.

    Freezer/oven things are not an exact science, it's closer to luck than an actual "trick". Then again if a card is broken, you have no warranty and no clue what's wrong with it luck is all you have left to gamble on. It's similar to slapping your CRT TV when it's acting up.
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    Yes Mussels, the card is working. I've got it in my tower now in place of my 5870.
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    Damn your coming out with some good sarcasm lately man, even for you, I like it :roll:

    And I have to correct you on the last bit of your post, slapping a CRT when its acting up is and has been a known science for many years, aswell as kicking tyres and lifting a car bonnet when you have no idea what your looking at, scanning around to see if you have somehow magically become a mechanic and then closing it again when you relise you havent :toast: :laugh:
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    short cut for what?
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    F@H, is my guess
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    That don't seem right. How would altering F@H shortcut cause the card to run as a physX card when I don't start the F@H program?
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