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Graphics RIP BFG GTX 285 OCX

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Sni9er, 6 Mar 2013.

  1. Sni9er

    Sni9er Ermmmm 42 ???

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    well last night while running a render i had a BSOD upon reboot both 285's were showing the dreaded error code 43, as they were running in SLI i suspected windows just figured they were both dead so anyway after uninstalling all related drivers and doing a HW rescan my secondary card is showing as the true culprit .. dead

    Strangely enough just before i did this rebuild last week i ran a 20 min burn in test with fur mark no issues, but i suppose you cant know whats around the corner

    has anyone else received the dreaded code of doom and been able to recover ?

    I've considered it to be a hardware fault, and will probably attempt a re flow before selling my primary 285 and grabbing a new GPU

    for those rare few out there who have re-flowed, did you selectively re flow just the GPU or the entire board

    if anyone has any knowledge of success i may reball the GPU if that's a known failure point
     
  2. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    I've reflowed quite a few cards! Just take the cooler etc off, and follow the instructions to the letter. DONT leave it in too long!
     
  3. Tangster

    Tangster Butt-kicking for goodness!

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    Don't all BFG cards have a lifetime warranty?:D
     
  4. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    Evil git
     
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    Guest-23315 Guest

    Bake it?
     
  6. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    Bahahaha.

    I'm allowed to laugh, because my BFG card went up in smoke just before they closed. I RMA'd it and they sent the exact same card back without working on it!
     
  7. Sni9er

    Sni9er Ermmmm 42 ???

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    :waah:

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  8. Sni9er

    Sni9er Ermmmm 42 ???

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    I think i will attempt a reflow of the core first and then as a last ditch reflow the entire board

    also does anyone know if BFG would have been using leaded or lead free ? (pre/post ROHS) as this will ultimately decide the liquidus temperature (approx 230 vs 220)

    i cant even remember the release date of the 285 ocx haha, if no one knows i'll just use a profile to fit PB-free

    my prospective reflow chart:

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