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

  1. hellrazor

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    *cough* of course you could grab an old mobo, shove a CPU in it, and plug it into your PSU. Hell, you probably don't even need a monitor - if nothing smokes you've at least kept that from happening to your good PC.
     
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    I read all of this intently, like a book. lol..
    Marvelous, congratulations. :toast:
     
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    @ BarbaricSoul or BazookaJoe

    When you said your card wasn't working, how wasn't it working? Wouldn't boot?

    I'm trying to figure out what kinds of problems baking fixes. I know it fixes the solder and all, but what problems does bad solder cause?
     
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    any situation where the card is artifacting massively in 2D, or not posting at all. more or less, only try this in situations where you have nothing to lose.
     
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    ... This thread = MAD AS TOAST!! :D
     
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    This definitely works, buddy baked a 8800gt the other night @ 375f, 10 min... sure as shit it worked.

    Went from artifact so bad that it was unusable to 100% fine
     
  7. zithe

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    Good luck finding an 'old' DDR3 board that you don't happen to be using.
     
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    don't need an equivalent board to test a GPU, an old one will do fine. doesn't need DDR3
     
  9. majestic12

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    It was a response to a response of a response over my side question about baking one of my faulty DDR3 DIMMs. That's a mouthfull!
     
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    The SYMPTOM of these cards failure is usually what one would typically call "Memory Failure" and is generally seen as colored stripes or dotty line patterns thorough your display, and although it can sometimes prevent a system from loading , occasionally a faulty device will manage to beet as far as the desktop, but will typically not manage to get any further than that.

    Whether or not it is necessarily ALWAYS a solder join failure is also a slightly debated topic - as I have read articles of actual PROVEN memory failure on a video card being repaired by this trick, something to do with the first vram chip on the board taking a lot more load than the rest typically do, as it also runs the frame buffer - and it's performance slowly degrading faster than that of the other chips, and eventually timing issues develop between the earlier chips and the later ones causing corruption, and the oven heat having a form of "wear leveling" effect on the vram's actual silicon.

    All I really need to know is that my 2 8800GTS's where broked, and I baked them, and now they work :)

    EDIT : (The fx5400 tho, seeps pretty fuxt to tell the truth :) - But I'm going to try reattach the parts just for fun anyway)
     
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    Well Yes, if like you and me you have a back room full of spares - not everybody does :)
     
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    got an extra mobo but not an extra CPU, so it looks like a no-go. I could always get it tested at a shop though. If their computer blows up, I know my DIMM is bad! :D
     
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    Good Call :3
     
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    All honesty, I'd feel really evil doing something like that -I was thinking about getting another set of memory so I could RMA mine and end up with a nice 12gigs that I'll never utilize but I ended up buying a new desk for my computer instead. Maybe when DDR3 prices drop or I decide to get another CPU for my spare 1366 board, I'll pick up the "hold-me-over" set of memory so the RMA'ed stuff isn't missed as much. Why chance something that has a lifetime warranty?
     
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    Freezer trick works on ram that has been abused such as d9 series stuff
     

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