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Graphics Just baked an 8800GT :)

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Madness_3d, 20 Jul 2011.

  1. Madness_3d

    Madness_3d Bit-Tech/Asus OC Winner

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    And it worked! The 8800GT was given to me because it would artefact on post and wouldn't boot into the OS. My oven only goes up to 250C so I left it in there for 10 minutes. When I pulled it out it smelt pretty putrid (a sticker melted) but once it cooled down I stuck the cooler back on, chucked it in my test rig and ta-da! No artefacts! Booted into the OS And it runs the little RTHDRIBL test no problems :) just chucking some heavier stuff at it now but it's looking good :) anyone else had a go at baking? Good results?
     
  2. bdigital

    bdigital Is re-building his PC again

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    I had one which i chucked away a few years back!!! Wish i had kept it and tried this out.
     
  3. thetrashcanman

    thetrashcanman Angel headed hipsters

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    Sounds awesome chum, nice job :D but i believe baking the card is only a temporary solution? and it will go eventually, sadly :(
     
  4. Blogins

    Blogins Panda have Guns

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    This is true.

    Having a 120mm fan blowing over the length of the card will help cool the board itself and possibly extend the length of this fix.
     
  5. Madness_3d

    Madness_3d Bit-Tech/Asus OC Winner

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    Yeah, it's temporary but I'm probably just going to chuck it in a folding machine until it dies :) looking good anyway, had no problems with everything i've tried so far :)
     
  6. sakzzz

    sakzzz Minimodder

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    Tried it on my old 7600GT which didnt display anything. Baked it up to a nice crunch (read: F$%$ed it up). Put it back..Nothing... Turned out, it was a bad PCI slot. So what should have ideally been a new mobo ended as a new mobo+GC... Which is always good :D
     
  7. Stem83

    Stem83 Addicted to modding.

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    ahh, im always needing new excuses to give the missus for upgrade reasons
     
  8. Blogins

    Blogins Panda have Guns

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    It's my money and you just sit around on your ass all day. Works wonders that line! :thumb:
     
  9. Farting Bob

    Farting Bob What's a Dremel?

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    And you get the whole sofa to yourself that night!
     
  10. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    I must be one of the only guys on here who's GF does mine him spending £1k on parts...
     
  11. thetrashcanman

    thetrashcanman Angel headed hipsters

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    I just don't tell mine how much I spend on PC parts ;D (when I used to be able to afford it obviously :()
     
  12. stefan442

    stefan442 Minimodder

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    Good job...

    I just point out how many pairs of shoes shes got when i start spending
     
  13. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    I'm always honest with her :) I'm always torn though, as her addiction is latex clothing... Such decisions are too much for a man...
     
  14. thetrashcanman

    thetrashcanman Angel headed hipsters

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    well thats good, haha latex clothing, nice (Y)

    oh and tbh, everyone lies/keeps secret's about something, its just human nauture
     
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  15. GregTheRotter

    GregTheRotter Minimodder

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    Bet she loves gag balls and such too :p (to use on you that is).
     
  16. longweight

    longweight Possibly Longbeard.

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    As long as its my money then I spend it on what I want!

    GF is awesome though.
     
  17. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    Not on me...
     
  18. chrismarkham1982

    chrismarkham1982 Multimodder

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    my g'friend dont mind either.....my wife on the other hand :hehe:
     
  19. Dwarfer

    Dwarfer What's a Dremel?

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    I baked mine about 2 months ago and works alright however some games it causes artefacts but will do me over until I get enough brass for an upgrade.
     
  20. Blogins

    Blogins Panda have Guns

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    I think you're all sexist.

    Only talking about women because 'baking' is in the subject header!
     

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