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Old August 16, 2010, 10:57 PM
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Hey HWC,

I have an overheated 8500GT that does not display any image but posts.

So what are my chances of reviving my 8500GT? Will the baking process even work for overheated video cards?

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only if you use presidents choice shake' n bake..or since it overheated ,try freezing it.. jk.
actually if it doesn't work atm. never hurts to try..

ps. i know useless post going for a laugh tho
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Old August 16, 2010, 11:14 PM
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Really all what the baking does, is reflow the solder. Often, that all an overheating card needs. So I say GO FOR IT!
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There's no way to tell if it'll work or not other than actually trying it. You've got nothing to lose, so you may as well.
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Old August 17, 2010, 12:21 AM
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My 8800GTX would power up, the fan would spin, but no display. I preheated to 385f took off the cooler, set it on some balls of tinfoil and put it in for about 10 minutes. Took it out, let it cool and it has worked great ever since.
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The only thing to worry about is the capacitors, they tend to blow up when heated too long.

By "overheated" if you mean the card was run with the HS fan not running then I think you're going to have limited success.

Anyway, in my experience I wouldn't go over 5 minutes at 425F. You can always try it more than once but you can't do the reverse.
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Old August 17, 2010, 07:27 AM
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According to my friend, the heatsink fell off while the computer was on overnight...

Anywho, i'll try it anyway :)
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Wonder if this would save my 4870x2... posts, displays but once I hit desktop its artifacted beyond recognition.

EDIT: how on earth does a heatsink fall off? Screws ftw
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Old August 17, 2010, 08:15 AM
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I honestly don't know. It is only of those push pin style screws. Plus, only 2 of them secure the heatsink on.

I have looked at the caps, they don't have the bulged look so i guess they are ok for baking.
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I read that for the 8500 cards you use 385 for 7-8 minutes, noticed a few of them being done on the Overclock.uk forums. Gonna try my 4870x2 this set off, would love to get that card back up and running.
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