For anyone searching this...
Found other references to taking the video card apart and placing in the oven, on top of aluminum foil, with 1 inch aluminum balls holding it up.
Baked at 385 degrees for 10 minutes, and came out tasting... err... working great.
EVGA 8800 GTX. Bought it in 2007, was about to buy a new one, tried the baking fix and it worked.