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Old November 3, 2010, 11:02 PM
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YouTube - Video Card Repair Oven Baking Technique to Repair Solder Guide Linus Tech Tips

Im posting this caus this has come up on here before
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Old November 4, 2010, 02:25 AM
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And I can say, it works. I ran mine at 195C for 10 minutes, correcting the crippling artifacting and subsequent failure to load Windows. Been quite a few months, no issues -- hell, 25% overclock is still stable.
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Old November 4, 2010, 10:09 AM
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The linus on probably don't work because he forget the thinfoil hat:)
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Old November 4, 2010, 05:20 PM
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That, or he didn't bake it long enough, or at a high enough temperature.

Alternative explanation is positioning. Most baking guides I've seen have the card with the major components hanging down, while Linus baked his with them facing up.

Or as he noted, it could be the issue was not a broken connection. My symptoms were artifacts which got progressively worse to the point it wouldn't boot, but it never failed to send some sort of video signal entirely. And as it happened, it was the same card type, a G80 8800 GTS.
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Old November 4, 2010, 05:23 PM
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Heh... my 280 will be going back under the "element(s)" shortly. The last bake got me 2 - 3 months worth of 24/7 OC'd folding, so I've got nothing to lose. ;)
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Alternative explanation is positioning. Most baking guides I've seen have the card with the major components hanging down, while Linus baked his with them facing up.

I don't know about that, I have seen pics of things (in one case the gpu itself) falling off of the board. IMHO he did it correctly.

FWIW I baked a 8800GT and restored it to life with the very method Linus used.
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Wouldn't it be more prudent to use a heat gun on the chip itself?

that's how I fixed my PS3
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Old November 4, 2010, 09:32 PM
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Only if you could measure the temperatures at the point to which you've applied the heat gun. And if you knew where the problem on the board lay. It's not the chip which is addressed by this method, but the connections between the components and the board. Given we're talking about microscopic fractures, you'd have to do the entire board to be reasonable sure you'd addressed the fracture, and at that point, you've lost any benefit from using a heat gun.

Less often mentioned in the debate over oven versus heat gun is speed -- rapid temperature changes can produce issues that slow temperature changes do not, even when the peak temperature is the same.
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The heat gun could also potentially burn the flux left over within the solders and that would further ruin connectivity.
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Worked for me on an 8600. 12 minutes of bake time.

Also fixed my 360, but used a heat gun because of all the capacitors and stuff on the mobo. Works great!
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