Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Well, surprisingly (at least for me) heating the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit worked!!! I am so excited! I was really just expecting the computer screen to start showing artifacts and when it didn't I tested it in COD 4 on full graphics and it ran fine. If you're graphics card isn't working right, definitely try baking it, but if you are going to heat the card to the temp I had it, I would recommend clamping the GPU and the memory down so that they don't fall off when the solder melts. I used clothespins, so you don't have to buy really sophisticated clamps or anything. This is the first time I have ever tried a solder reflow technique, but the results are amazing!!!