Oven baked GPU tips

Hidde663 / My first build
August 30, 2018 at 04:32:43
Specs: Windows 10 Pro 64bit, i5-6600K[delid]@4.8GHz/4.3GHz@1.4v LLC=6 | 2x4GB Crucial-DDR4-2133CL15@14-14-14-28 1T 2700MHz@1.35v
I'm about to bake a few GPU's (all dead).

I have a GTX 660(could be a ti, didnt check), GTX 970 and a Quadro [insert a letter here] 4000
I was just going to attempt to resurrect the Quadro, when suddenly 2 friend of mine asked me to do the same for their cards.

Anyways, will be baking between 200~215C for about 10min in an oven specifically bought for this purpose.(not planning on cooking food in it ever again)

Does anyone have experience in baking/reflowing hardware before?

Any tips are appriciated <3.

i5-6600K[delid]@4.8GHz/4.3GHz@1.4v LLC=6 | 2x4GB Crucial-DDR4-2133CL15@14-14-14-28 1T 2700MHz@1.35v
MSI Armor RX 570 4GB@1340Mhz core@1.110v/1865MHz BiosModded


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#1
August 30, 2018 at 04:36:10
Perhaps BBQ it instead...?

Sorry couldn't resist...

Quite why would you wish to do the experiment?


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#2
August 30, 2018 at 04:40:58
remelting the solder might fix some "metal fatigue" cause by the years of expanding due to heat.

I've seen people do it before, so i'm tempted to try it.
edit: here is a link to a 9 year old forum thread with about 70 confimed "succeses":
https://www.overclock.net/forum/74-...

Me and my friend have nothing to loose, and yes i know, time will eventually kill the cards for good.

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MSI Armor RX 570 4GB@1340Mhz core@1.110v/1865MHz BiosModded

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#3
August 30, 2018 at 09:15:56
That's an interesting approach; not one I've heard of before. I'm interested to know the outcome...

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#4
August 30, 2018 at 09:49:39
I've heard about it but never tried it with a GPU. However, I did "bake" a laptop once & it actually worked. The laptop appeared to boot up but I wasn't able to get a display even with a monitor, so I wrapped it up in a towel & let it overheat. I forgot how long I left it that way but it was over an hour; it definitely got hot. I shut it down & let it cool for a while, then fired it up & it worked fine. AFAIK, it's still working.

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#5
September 5, 2018 at 01:31:58
Both the GTX 660 & GTX 970 did not resurect, the GTX 660 did show a bios screen tho, making me think i should bios-mod it to use a lower boost clock.
(since during boot the GPU jumps to max boost clock for a second or 2)

As for the quadro, I didnt have one of those 5-edge screwdriver

Will be baking them again at a little higher temp next weekend, this it was at 215ish C for 10minutes.
But the oven is really old & may not reach the given temperature, so I'll try 235 or so, compensating for the possible underperforming of the oven.

Even if it wont work the 2nd time, I'll still bios "underclock" them.

Do note that i'm planning to use the cards for either cuda acceleration(for my brother) or as PhysX cards for my friends :)

i5-6600K[delid]@4.8GHz/4.3GHz@1.4v LLC=6 | 2x4GB Crucial-DDR4-2133CL15@14-14-14-28 1T 2700MHz@1.35v
MSI Armor RX 570 4GB@1340Mhz core@1.110v/1865MHz BiosModded


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#6
September 5, 2018 at 16:13:03
"Alloys commonly used for electrical soldering are 60/40 Sn-Pb, which melts at 188 °C (370 °F), and 63/37 Sn-Pb used principally in electrical/electronic work. 63/37 is a eutectic alloy of these metals, which: has the lowest melting point (183 °C or 361 °F) of all the tin-lead alloys; and."
... so that should be all the temp you should need. Much over what you are thinking could damage something else.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#7
September 6, 2018 at 01:21:37
yeah, im just following previous succes options, so 200C (400 freedom units?), or a little more for about 10 minutes.

My little oven does not really have a temp indicator/setting, its either 1,2,3 or 4 and I kind of do not want to buy a temperature sensor.
So im just going to increase in little steps of 15ish C (28 freedom units?).
I plan on increasing the temp untill the GTX 660 does not output the post screen anymore, or I have a breakthrough.

I'll do the GTX 970 & quadro later, since they are worth a little more.

i5-6600K[delid]@4.8GHz/4.3GHz@1.4v LLC=6 | 2x4GB Crucial-DDR4-2133CL15@14-14-14-28 1T 2700MHz@1.35v
MSI Armor RX 570 4GB@1340Mhz core@1.110v/1865MHz BiosModded


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