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Hawley Griffin
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genius!

my graphics card ( nvidia 8800gtx) bogged down a few days ago, my pc became wildly unstable and i was getting weird red visual artifacts both in windows and during POST.

after googling a little i found a solution, i removed my graphics card, stripped off the fans and radiators and placed it in the oven at 195°c for 10 minutes

now it works like new!

made my day!

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My mate did that to his PS3 ... worked for 20 minutes before dying and never working again.

On a serious note, I'm quite concerned about the about of articles on the web telling you to either put your valuable electronics in the freezer or oven. I laughed when I saw a post by Nokia, begging people not to do it.

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My guess is that the heat cleaned off the dust and softened up the solder to the connectors thereby making a better connection because otherwise this is some kind of bullshit.

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I think it's called 'Re-flow', if it's bust then you've got nothing to lose.

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Hawley Griffin
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my card was useless, so i had nothing to lose. but it worked and my wallet remains fat!

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Mister Freign
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dude I'm putting my whole rig in the oven RIGHT NOW

sweet!

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You can put your keyboard in the dishwasher.

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quote:
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You can put your keyboard in the dishwasher.


You probably need too.

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I'll probably smoke the contents of my keyboard.

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quote:
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I'll probably smoke the contents of my keyboard.


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Spurred on by the success of making his graphics card work, Hawley devises a new way to dry his pants.

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My grandma used to put my clothes in the oven when she didn't want to run a full load.

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quote:
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my card was useless, so i had nothing to lose. but it worked and my wallet remains fat!
If your wallet was fat to begin with you would've just purchased a new, better card.

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Not if it was stuffed with ice crowns.

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Hawley Griffin
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quote:
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If your wallet was fat to begin with you would've just purchased a new, better card.


thats true, a new card would be a lot faster, but then the rest of my pc would become a performance bottleneck.

better to just upgrade the whole thing next year

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quote:
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My grandma used to put my clothes in the oven when she didn't want to run a full load.
mmmmmnn, grandma's with full loads.

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There was a series of XBOX360 which famously fucked up more often than not. There's a whole heap of sites online about this method of fixing them and the dreaded 3 or 4 rings of death.

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