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    Baking my nvidea 8800GT in the oven

    That's right, in the oven. 400 degrees F for 10 minutes completely brought the previously dead card back to life. I've ordered a newer card to replace it and help me get by until the new Mac Pros come out, but this was a trick I would not have believed but had little to lose.

    I'm giving myself 4 geek stars!

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    Re: Baking my nvidea 8800GT in the oven

    What a coincidence: I baked a dozen bialys the other day, and they worked, too.

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    Re: Baking my nvidea 8800GT in the oven

    400 degrees would have livened me up as well

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    Re: Baking my nvidea 8800GT in the oven

    I love Bialys!

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    Re: Baking my nvidea 8800GT in the oven

    I used to do some insane things with my computer hardware.
    After phase change (refrigerative, -50C) cooling my CPU I had some condensation issues which killed the motherboard.
    I scrubbed the motherboard with a toothbrush and naptha and then under a running tap to clean off the dielectric grease (electrical insulator meant to protect AGAINST condensation). After that I dried it in the oven and voila, it worked again.

    I also bridged pins on the base of a cpu to give it an overclock on a motherboard that doesn't support overclocking.

    This is my current dual radiator machine

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    Re: Baking my nvidea 8800GT in the oven

    thrice: OK, I am suitably humbled by your uber geek. And that computing device is a work of art!

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    Re: Baking my nvidea 8800GT in the oven

    Very nice save, and very nice setup Thrice. I finally gave up my dual radiator setup when I got hitched... I didn't want to have to worry about leaks as more things in life came along.

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