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Geforce go7900GS baked again.


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Just finished the 3rd time Bake of my go7900GS.

Still surprised it works, could keep on doing this indefinitely.

Must seriously look at upgrading really, cause one day it will no longer work.

So:

Preheat oven to 180degC for 10min

Place Video card or other suspect board in oven

Leave for 10min

turn oven off

Allow to cool for an hour or two.

Above trick has worked on this card 3x now and my original card as well.

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Just finished the 3rd time Bake of my go7900GS.

Still surprised it works, could keep on doing this indefinitely.

Must seriously look at upgrading really, cause one day it will no longer work.

So:

Preheat oven to 180degC for 10min

Place Video card or other suspect board in oven

Leave for 10min

turn oven off

Allow to cool for an hour or two.

Above trick has worked on this card 3x now and my original card as well.

I recommend modding the thermal assembly of your laptop to improve heat flow so you will not need to bake it as often.

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Yeah I'm on the prowl for a thin copper plate to place over the GPU heatsink, thin enough to go below the keyboard.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Are you running bios A10? mine stopped requiring a bake after that bios update.

It also helped that I used the heatgun repair method. You slowly raise the temps on the whole board then focus heat for up to 2 min until you can slightly move the gpu by very gently tapping on the silicon.

Why tap?

Well the solder joints have detached already so your video card isn't working normally these will join themselves it's true but to aid in the adhesion it does help to add a bit of movement so that the joints can redistribute themselves remember to be super light on the pressure any heavy pressure will cause the balls to flatten and ruin the video card for good.

The heat gun is a lot safer once you learn the technique just remember to preheat the entire board and put aluminum foil over the sensitive parts (aluminum lowers the temps slightly). I found oven baking had a danger of damaging the other components that are not the main gpu core.

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Yip running A10 since it came out.

With the bake, there is no need to pull the heatsink off and wiggle/tap the GPU.

Will keep the heatgun method in mind if I ever pull the heatsink of the GPU.

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