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# 68038 13-Sep-2010 23:24
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Hi there Geekzone, i was wondering if anyone here have heard or experimented with cooking up either a laptop mobo or graphics card in oven.
what are you opinion in the idea of resoldering micro cracks with heat...never done it but i just have a broken HD3870 that artifacts and nothing to lose and wife away maybe should try this trick and make youtube video.

feel free to comment.



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  # 379487 13-Sep-2010 23:31
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Hahahaha... careful not to get gas poisoning!

I doubt it works.



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  # 379489 13-Sep-2010 23:35
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you maybe right and it all depends on what is causing the artifacting i guess it may be gpu or ram fault not actually micro cracks in soldering...
still tempted to cook some hardware brownies ahaha

cheers,

Andy 

 
 
 
 


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  # 379515 14-Sep-2010 07:53
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Geez, I would be carefull about cooking all the other parts as well, you never know what kind of fumes you are going to get. Suggest a gas mask and a phone nearby with 111 ready to go! Look forward to seeing the results either on here or the front page of the Herald. Good luck




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  # 379518 14-Sep-2010 08:05
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  # 379519 14-Sep-2010 08:07
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It is possible, but only on older components and is generally only temporary.

http://www.overclockers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=606658

In other words, it's a waste of time



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  # 379522 14-Sep-2010 08:31
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Giday thanks for replies...sound a bit risky and not much benefits but i still want to do it...this thoughts in my mind see i use to play with fireworks i burned my hands once and was not fun.
so does work but not permanently fix... I could take the oven to the garry...maybe not

cheers,


Andy



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  # 379532 14-Sep-2010 08:59
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i have a little question for you guys, my HD 3870 card artifacts only while i was playing CSS game in desktop it seemed ok, so i guess memory faulty so nothing to lose if baked and does not work...cheers

 
 
 
 


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  # 379578 14-Sep-2010 10:46
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Furmark is a good util for checking if a card has issues
http://www.ozone3d.net/benchmarks/fur/

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  # 379613 14-Sep-2010 12:06
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I have safely done this on my old GeForce 7600GT a few years ago. Worked perfectly

Pre-heated the oven - removed the fan form the card, then on an old tray I rolled some tinfoil up to raise the card off the baking plate. 

Pretty sure I followed this guide http://www.overclockers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=606658

I had nothing to loose the card was causing artifacts.

Doing this fixed it 100%

 

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  # 379656 14-Sep-2010 13:34
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Did you use grill or fanbake?

Ha, crack up but yeah reminds me of the PS3 trick, only they used a heat gun to be more specific than tenderbaking the whole motherboard.

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  # 379658 14-Sep-2010 13:39
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I had given up on the card so it was worth a shot.

Straight bake in a pre-warmed oven. No seasoning or oil needed 

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  # 379673 14-Sep-2010 14:08
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and how did it taste?




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  # 379681 14-Sep-2010 14:20
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have you OC'd your GPU?

Artifaction while gaming suggests to me like you've got a heat issue with your card. I'd try down clocking it and seeing how it goes.

Also. you can get a GPU memory tester from Folding@home, (memtestCL - http://folding.stanford.edu/English/DownloadUtils) which will pretty quickly tell you if the memory is the problem.

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  # 379691 14-Sep-2010 14:48
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I wouldn't do that if i were you. But if you are going to do it put the oven outside and have a fire extinguisher available. Safer Communities Together

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  # 379692 14-Sep-2010 14:51
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The dark side of me suggests you do this using a microwave. Please provide youtube video. make sure you make it known that this was done by a trained proffessional and shouldn't be tried by anyone else. Smile

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