Baking and Video Cards

#1
Has anyone else tried baking broken Video Cards and Mainboards? I just fixed an old GTX 8800 XXX by baking it in the oven. And it's working better than it did before it was broken.

Just curious if anyone else has done it?
 
#2
What do you mean by better?
 
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#3
Baking?? Errrm, nope, never tried it. I'd be interested in how fucked it was before hand, and the results now. To be fair, I'm never gonna try it. H/ware is normally shagged for a reason, and it's time to replace.
 
#4
I have that card on one of my machines and it suffers with heat more than most so I can't see how many of the components would survive.
If I were to hazard a guess at what is going on, I would say that some of the bits have been destroyed and the same power it draws is being distributed through fewer parts giving a slight performance boost however if something called for the dead components, it would likely crash.

This is just guess work though and I have never heard of anyone doing this before. I'm quite surprised the pcb didnt warp
 
#7
Yes I dont not recommend it as a common practice. I think it fixes weak solder connections. And obviously its not gonna help if a chip is fried. Note DO NOT FRY, BAKE.

I can imagine Heaston having GFX pie at the Fat Duck :D
 
#9
I suppose if you needed a quick fix and an explosion you could use a microwave :D
 
#10
Has anyone else tried baking broken Video Cards and Mainboards? I just fixed an old GTX 8800 XXX by baking it in the oven. And it's working better than it did before it was broken.

Just curious if anyone else has done it?
No, if i wanted to shove bits of a computer into an oven, id wonder what made me think of doing it in the first place, besides drinking meths.
 
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