Shall i bake my dying HD 5700 series in an oven?

SamF111

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I have a ATI HD 5700 series and it's dying, lines across my second screen and it needs to be fixed, i bought this card for £350 about a year ago, shall i bake it?
 

SamF111

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Sorry guys forgot to include, warranty has passed, my only options are to keep letting my games crash or bake it, on a scale of 1 to 10 does the baking technique succeed?
 

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Baking will likely do nothing but potentially harm worse, IMHO.

Have you considered pulling the heatsink/fan assembly and re-applying thermal compound and then re-assembling? You could also look at a third party heatsink/fan if heat is an issue.

Also, are you overclocking this GPU at all? If so, try backing off your settings a bit.

Just a couple of suggestions for consideration. Good luck!
 

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Thank you, but i have turned anti-aliasing off and put everything else on low, i have under clocked it as well, still crashes on a few of my games, if you bake my card can i brake it?
 

COLGeek

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Yes, you can break it further. If is on death's door and you are willing to take the risk, then go for it. Please share the results afterward.
 

SamF111

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I'm really not sure, i bought black ops II for £40 and i havent played it yet because my gpu keeps crashing but it's a £350 card :/
 
Defintely try just replacing the thermal compound first.

I ended up baking my 8800GTX three (maybe four) times, each time with diminishing returns. All told tho, it limped along for an additional 18 months that way.

385F for 8-10 minutes. Put it on a cookie sheet, roll up aluminim foil to make small standoffs to keep it from sitting right on the sheet. Be sure to take off all the paper or plastic labels, the heatsink, thermal paste, and the I/O cover around the monitor connectors.

Good luck!
 

SamF111

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Thank you iceclock, and COLGeek it is a HD 5770 and my psu is 750 watt but i forgot what make it is, if you suggest some makes i'll remember:/
 

If you paid £350 for that card you were seriously ripped off, they were only about £125 when they came out in 2009.
 

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Sam have you tried stripping the heat sink off the card, and cleaning any build up of dirt and fluff that may be stuck in the cooling fins. maybe you want to try to clean the old thermal paste off the Gpu and the cooler. Then apply some fresh thermal compound to the Gpu die and spread it all over in a thin layer. After that fix it all back together. you may just have a hot spot on the Gpu die, gap where its creating the problem causing the glitches.

You may of done it already, but I would give it a go before baking it the oven.
It may also be a good idea to take it out of the system an ask a friend to try it.
It could be a Psu issue also a lack of power to the card. you never said what brand of power supply you have in the system or its wattage. Just a thought.
 

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I paid $100 for mine and sold it for $65 recently. I wouldn't go to great lengths to save it.
 

SamF111

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I have already tested if it was my psu, its not because my friend tested it on his system, is there any video of clean out a card, knowing me ill break something:/
 

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He bought this last year. The rebranded 5770, sold as the 6770, was being sold for £75-90. Either the OP has the wrong model #/ price or paid 4x the retail cost.
 

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Hang on Sam will find vide strip down of it for you step by step.
Follow the link here it shows you how to get the heat sink off the card, and how to clean the old paste off the gpu die, and the back side of the heat sink touching the gpu . and how to apply the thermal grease. The shroud should come off easy with a undoing a few screws if you look. give it a good dust out with a paint brush if there are mats of thick dust blocking the cooling fins with a brush.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4cNWiWYdj8

Good luck i hope it sorts it, if not bake it as a last resort.