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August 6, 2010 4:58:37 AM

I am downgrading from a bfg 8800gt with a evga 8400gs. was wondering if i can reuse the same wires that is already all set up in my comp from the 8800gt and just plug in the 8400gs or do i have to replace the wires as well?

The reason why I am replacing the 8800gt is because i keep getting the blue screen: nv4_disp. I can't even load the windows screen without getting the BSOD. I tried many solutions all have failed. The closest solution i got was uninstalling the drivers and getting the "updated" drivers. Without the nvidia drivers i was able to load my windows and to the desktop but after i installed the new drivers my screen was messed up after the windows loading screen. It didn't BSOD me instead my screen was getting the pixel of death. Could not see my desktop at all. Also my gpu was at lik 80 degrees before I initially got the BSOD. So my guess is that it fried and replacing with something cheap. If you guys know how to fix my 8800gt and BSOD that would be great. But back to my first question..do i have to replace the wires with the graphics card or can i use the same wires? I have a shuttle PC so its a nightmare rewiring. ty in advance and sry for major long post.

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August 6, 2010 5:03:56 AM

The 8400GS is powered by the motherboard alone. There are no wires involved.
It does sound like the 8800GT is dying/dead unfortunately. FYI the 8400GS is not a gaming card at all(maybe ok for games over 3 years old.) If you try to use it for recent or current games you will be very disappointed.
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August 6, 2010 5:19:49 AM

Yes you can easily though don't expect 8800 performance outa this.
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August 6, 2010 5:29:47 AM

biggestnoobever said:
If you guys know how to fix my 8800gt

Have you tried baking it in the oven?
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August 6, 2010 5:41:47 AM

Mousemonkey said:
Have you tried baking it in the oven?


He would already be tensed, and you want him to cry. lol. :pt1cable: 
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August 6, 2010 5:44:17 AM

Mousemonkey said:
Have you tried baking it in the oven?




Is this the same concept as repairing an Xbox 360? There's two different ways of doing that and from what I remember is 180*for 6-8 hours and the other way is coating certain parts of your card with a protective coating and baking it on a much higher setting for around and hour or so.

To get the actual details you can go a google search, that is this is the same concept...
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August 6, 2010 5:45:15 AM

Fetal said:
He would already be tensed, and you want him to cry. lol. :pt1cable: 

For some people, it seems to have worked and as the OP already considers it to be dead what's the harm in trying? :ange: 
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August 6, 2010 5:47:51 AM

englandr753 said:
Is this the same concept as repairing an Xbox 360?

Yes, but not for that amount of time. It's only about 20min or so @200c or something, a google search would be in order.
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August 6, 2010 5:48:13 AM

Harm to the oven...
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August 6, 2010 5:49:20 AM

Mousemonkey said:
Yes, but not for that amount of time. It's only about 20min or so @200c or something, a google search would be in order.


Absolutely so...
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August 6, 2010 5:51:50 AM

Fetal said:
Harm to the oven...

How so?
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August 6, 2010 5:55:29 AM

If you bought this card new and registered it in a timely manner, BFG will replace this card. I would verify its not under warranty first. If its not, then bake the heck out of it... google first as already mentioned to get recommended temps and baking time...
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August 6, 2010 6:01:29 AM

Mousemonkey said:
How so?

eh? :pt1cable: 


what?! are you guys serious? bake it?

Listen me! and Get the gold outa it. much safe and better. Don't bake it, you wont get any cake. trust me.
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August 6, 2010 6:03:57 AM

O.P. Forgive Fetal, for he knows not what he says...
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August 6, 2010 6:07:15 AM

The 8800 GT is vastly more powerful than a 8400 GS.You can try to bake it(if it works it'll be great).
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August 6, 2010 6:24:29 AM

englandr753 said:
O.P. Forgive Fetal, for he knows not what he says...


Classic.
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August 6, 2010 6:27:27 AM

Mousemonkey said:
Have you tried baking it in the oven?


I would definitely try the baking method. I almost wanted to test it for myself on an old Radeon 9800 se that was artifacting like crazy but I was too paranoid that the baking process would release toxic fumes from the card and that residual toxic particles would be left in the oven and I didn't want to poison my family when using the oven to bake food! :pt1cable: 

BUT anyways here's a link where a person was successful reviving a GTX 280

http://www.overclock.net/graphics-cards-general/529271-...

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August 6, 2010 6:30:31 AM

englandr753 said:
O.P. Forgive Fetal, for he knows not what he says...

:lol:  , class!
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August 6, 2010 6:42:22 AM

Another vid for Fetal.
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August 6, 2010 7:08:53 AM

lol i know what 'baking' is. If all fails, then he should on his own risk.

and i don't see any swf file ?
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a b Î Nvidia
August 6, 2010 11:48:29 AM

10 mins at 200 degrees. a guy posted on this forum a few weeks ago doing this and fixed his card. Do it in a well ventilated area and dont go any longer or higher temperature than this. It just re-solders any dry joints on the card. may or may not work...
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August 6, 2010 2:35:45 PM

1tym said:
I would definitely try the baking method. I almost wanted to test it for myself on an old Radeon 9800 se that was artifacting like crazy but I was too paranoid that the baking process would release toxic fumes from the card and that residual toxic particles would be left in the oven and I didn't want to poison my family when using the oven to bake food! :pt1cable: 

LOOOOL
To sum up;
"I didn't do it for fear of poisoning myself and my family but you should definitely go get right on that."
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