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

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January 23, 2013 5:10:04 PM

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?

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January 23, 2013 5:11:41 PM

i would recommand using ur warranty before trying to bake it.

what company u got and model of ur gpu?

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January 23, 2013 5:22:41 PM

Bake it, put it in a pie, serve to 4 and 20 blackbirds. (just kidding, yes return it!)
January 23, 2013 5:31:29 PM

return it before considering baking it, baking is only considered when warrantys out and u got nothing to lose.
January 23, 2013 5:36:37 PM

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?
January 23, 2013 5:40:15 PM

Baking may work, but I doubt it. It reminds me of freezing dying hard disks, I have seen it work, but it rarely does. You have nothing to lose, so I say go for it.
January 23, 2013 5:45:57 PM

Okay cheers mate:) 
January 23, 2013 5:51:15 PM

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!
January 23, 2013 5:53:45 PM

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?
January 23, 2013 5:54:51 PM

I would grill it. It really brings out the flavor in the blue silicon.

January 23, 2013 5:59:04 PM

SamF111 said:
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?

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.
January 23, 2013 6:00:32 PM

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 :/ 
January 23, 2013 6:04:07 PM

What are your GPU temps when under load? Also, what make/model of power supply AND what specific HD5700 series video card do you have?
January 23, 2013 6:05:24 PM

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!
January 23, 2013 6:07:16 PM

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:/
January 23, 2013 6:09:49 PM

wait... you paid 350 pounds (as in ~$500 (USD)) for an HD 5700 series card?
January 23, 2013 6:11:24 PM

SamF111 said:
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 :/ 

If you paid £350 for that card you were seriously ripped off, they were only about £125 when they came out in 2009.
January 23, 2013 6:15:38 PM

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.
January 23, 2013 6:20:40 PM

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


I paid $100 for mine and sold it for $65 recently. I wouldn't go to great lengths to save it.
January 23, 2013 6:22:58 PM

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:/
January 23, 2013 6:40:18 PM

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

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.
January 23, 2013 6:42:48 PM

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.
January 23, 2013 6:51:13 PM

Thanks alot
January 23, 2013 6:51:34 PM

no problem +1 to the reps here.

January 23, 2013 7:02:47 PM

Id go the heat gun method. Use tinfoil to cover compositors and other plastics. Google that, its way more reliable then tossing it in an oven. If your considering tossing it in an oven its just as well you get the hammer out and try that as well :p .
January 23, 2013 7:21:35 PM

I haven't got a heat gun:'( 
January 23, 2013 7:31:38 PM

I would try a warranty for it first.

I literally baked a failing 4850 (green dots on screen) last night and it is now working just fine.

I took the heatsink off, cleaned the thermal compound, removed the IO plate and put it on a pan on top of some rolled up aluminum foil. Pre-heated the oven to 385, put the card in for 8 minutes. Took it out and let it cool for an hour. Re-installed the IO plate, added some thermal compound, tightened down the heat sink and it's now working.

I stress tested it with furmark for 3 hours and it passed. So it does work.
January 23, 2013 8:17:30 PM

hes outta warranty.
January 23, 2013 8:37:03 PM

Right lads, i followed the instructions on that youtube vid, just testing now, if it doesnt work, baking tomorrow, thank you for everyone who helped:) 
January 23, 2013 9:01:34 PM

excellent :) 

January 24, 2013 12:07:51 PM

just don't use a microwave.
January 24, 2013 1:41:31 PM

derp.

May 4, 2013 2:14:42 PM

What the hell you bought a 5700 card for 350£ a year ago?

Anyway reseat the fan with new compound and if that doesn't work you put it in the oven...
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