My gf7900gt is slowly dying. Anyone know if a reflow work?

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My gf7900gt is slowly dying. Anyone know if a reflow work?

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This actually works!
My bros ps3 died. I disassembled it, cleaned cpu and gpuchips from thermopaste and heated the board to 300° on the memories, cpu and the gpu. Applied thermopaste, assembled it and now it works like a charm.
I wonder if it's applicable to the 7900 i have as well. It's hard to find new ones and if the reflow won't work i'll try and replace some capacitors.
I bother for a 7900 because it's the only card i have which supports older games in s-3d. I get back with eventual progress/fiasko after the 7900's travel to hell and back.
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Evidently baking busted cards in the oven can revive them:
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Try at your own risk.

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Do you have a low fat recipe?

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:D

The "holy crap it worked" was exactly my feeling when my bros ps3 came to life again.
Anyway got nothing to lose. The card won't even run properly in 2d-mode anymore. Lol. I rather have my 8800 fried than the 7900...
I'll go the heating gun approach instead of the oven though. I'll get back with cake and a good mood! 8-)
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I had two hard drives constantly clicking once. One got fixed after I put it on the stove for a while over the pilot light (gas stove), and the other started working after I put it in the freezer for an hour or two. I still use these drives for non-essential data. The stove-top fix was repeatable/confirmable to work when heated and not-work when unheated, but the freezer one was not really repeatable like that. That was some time ago and now the drives work like normal after having magically healed themselves... sounds like a good nerdy children's story: "iondrive and the magical self-healing hard-drives". :lol:

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Update: The 7900 became worse of the treatment. However: I didn't reflow it directly but took the fan off, cleaned the card and cooler (not much dust in it anyway) and wiped off the old thermopaste. I applied new paste, assembled the card and tried it again with no difference. Finally took the card out, disassembled it and reflowed it (especially the memories which i thought was the problem) and gpu with a heating gun. After trying the card again it actually became worse so no hope for this card. I managed to get a used 7900gtx cheaply but unfortunately one of the outputs is having a bad image. :/ Lol. No more old school. :geek:
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