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Can I leave my metal back plate on to reflow

Can I leave my back plate on it’s metal
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  1. Might help if you told us what you are reflowing, and how you plan to do it.
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  2. TJ Hooker said:
    Might help if you told us what you are reflowing, and how you plan to do it.


    R9 380x and heat gun
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    Assuming there's nothing on the back of the card that needs reflowing, I'd say leaving the backplate on would be fine.
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  4. MERGED QUESTION
    Question from samuelrodrigescortes : "gpu fan header melt"

    samuelrodrigescortes said:
    will my r9 380x gpu fan header melt if i put the gpu in the oven to reflow


    bignastyid said:
    samuelrodrigescortes said:
    will my r9 380x gpu fan header melt if i put the gpu in the oven to reflow


    Reflowing was only a fix for certain cards a long while ago and even then it was only a temporary fix. Also you had to do it in an oven you plan on never using for food again as the toxins it releases can make you very sick or even possibly kill you..


    Probably yes, you can pull it out without problem, the plastic that is on gpu is only gripped by force of the pins.
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  5. Robert Ban said:
    MERGED QUESTION
    Question from samuelrodrigescortes : "gpu fan header melt"

    samuelrodrigescortes said:
    will my r9 380x gpu fan header melt if i put the gpu in the oven to reflow


    bignastyid said:
    samuelrodrigescortes said:
    will my r9 380x gpu fan header melt if i put the gpu in the oven to reflow


    Reflowing was only a fix for certain cards a long while ago and even then it was only a temporary fix. Also you had to do it in an oven you plan on never using for food again as the toxins it releases can make you very sick or even possibly kill you..


    Probably yes, you can pull it out without problem, the plastic that is on gpu is only gripped by force of the pins.

    how can i do this i feel like i'm going to break it
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  6. When you say fan header, do you mean the graphics cards fans/shroud?
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  7. I think he means the plastic shroud that doesnt let to connect the fans wrong way.
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  8. TJ Hooker said:
    When you say fan header, do you mean the graphics cards fans/shroud?


    i mean the little part on the pcb that you plug the fan into
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  9. Why the need for this "reflow"?
    What, specifically, leads you to believe that this is the course of action to take?
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  10. USAFRet said:
    Why the need for this "reflow"?
    What, specifically, leads you to believe that this is the course of action to take?


    http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-3581486/computer-doesnt-power-gpu-plugged.html
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  11. samuelrodrigescortes said:
    USAFRet said:
    Why the need for this "reflow"?
    What, specifically, leads you to believe that this is the course of action to take?


    http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-3581486/computer-doesnt-power-gpu-plugged.html


    And?
    Nothing in that threads leads to a "reflow" as the solution.
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  12. USAFRet said:
    samuelrodrigescortes said:
    USAFRet said:
    Why the need for this "reflow"?
    What, specifically, leads you to believe that this is the course of action to take?


    http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-3581486/computer-doesnt-power-gpu-plugged.html


    And?
    Nothing in that threads leads to a "reflow" as the solution.

    i'm kind of at a dead end i don't know what else to do
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  13. samuelrodrigescortes said:

    i'm kind of at a dead end i don't know what else to do


    Troubleshooting 101:
    "Identify the problem before applying a solution"

    It would be pretty silly if you killed an otherwise working GPU by cooking it in the oven, if that was not the actual problem to start with.
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  14. USAFRet said:
    samuelrodrigescortes said:

    i'm kind of at a dead end i don't know what else to do


    Troubleshooting 101:
    "Identify the problem before applying a solution"

    It would be pretty silly if you killed an otherwise working GPU by cooking it in the oven, if that was not the actual problem to start with.

    how i came to this conclusion is the gpu doesn't allow my pc to power when plugged in even though my psu supports it
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  15. samuelrodrigescortes said:
    USAFRet said:
    samuelrodrigescortes said:

    i'm kind of at a dead end i don't know what else to do


    Troubleshooting 101:
    "Identify the problem before applying a solution"

    It would be pretty silly if you killed an otherwise working GPU by cooking it in the oven, if that was not the actual problem to start with.

    how i came to this conclusion is the gpu doesn't allow my pc to power when plugged in even though my psu supports it



    And from that thread, I see marginal PSU's, rather than a failed GPU that could be fixed by a reflow.

    Is this a new GPU?
    Did it ever work?
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  16. USAFRet said:
    samuelrodrigescortes said:
    USAFRet said:
    samuelrodrigescortes said:

    i'm kind of at a dead end i don't know what else to do


    Troubleshooting 101:
    "Identify the problem before applying a solution"

    It would be pretty silly if you killed an otherwise working GPU by cooking it in the oven, if that was not the actual problem to start with.

    how i came to this conclusion is the gpu doesn't allow my pc to power when plugged in even though my psu supports it



    And from that thread, I see marginal PSU's, rather than a failed GPU that could be fixed by a reflow.

    Is this a new GPU?
    Did it ever work?

    i bought this gpu off of ebay
    and to my knowledge it worked before and i ruled out psu because the guy before had a Raidmax 850W +80 PLUS GOLD
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  17. samuelrodrigescortes said:
    USAFRet said:
    samuelrodrigescortes said:
    USAFRet said:
    samuelrodrigescortes said:

    i'm kind of at a dead end i don't know what else to do


    Troubleshooting 101:
    "Identify the problem before applying a solution"

    It would be pretty silly if you killed an otherwise working GPU by cooking it in the oven, if that was not the actual problem to start with.

    how i came to this conclusion is the gpu doesn't allow my pc to power when plugged in even though my psu supports it



    And from that thread, I see marginal PSU's, rather than a failed GPU that could be fixed by a reflow.

    Is this a new GPU?
    Did it ever work?

    i bought this gpu off of ebay
    and to my knowledge it worked before and i ruled out psu because the guy before had a Raidmax 850W +80 PLUS GOLD


    So it hasn't worked since you have got it and it was powered by a PSU brand known for killing hardware. Hopefully you are still within the return period if not you are likely hosed as I highly doubt reflowing will fix the gpu as I said earlier it was only a temporary fix for certain cards with known solder issues(geforce 8800s if i remember correctly).
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  18. samuelrodrigescortes said:

    i bought this gpu off of ebay
    and to my knowledge it worked before and i ruled out psu because the guy before had a Raidmax 850W +80 PLUS GOLD


    So you personally never saw it working?
    And it was (supposedly) powered by a subpar RAIDMAX?

    Why didn't you send it back on Day 1?
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  19. USAFRet said:
    samuelrodrigescortes said:

    i bought this gpu off of ebay
    and to my knowledge it worked before and i ruled out psu because the guy before had a Raidmax 850W +80 PLUS GOLD


    So you personally never saw it working?
    And it was (supposedly) powered by a subpar RAIDMAX?

    Why didn't you send it back on Day 1?

    i thought that there psu was at fault and the gpu still worked but reflowing will be my final act of desperation
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  20. samuelrodrigescortes said:
    USAFRet said:
    samuelrodrigescortes said:

    i bought this gpu off of ebay
    and to my knowledge it worked before and i ruled out psu because the guy before had a Raidmax 850W +80 PLUS GOLD


    So you personally never saw it working?
    And it was (supposedly) powered by a subpar RAIDMAX?

    Why didn't you send it back on Day 1?

    i thought that there psu was at fault and the gpu still worked but reflowing will be my final act of desperation



    But you said "and to my knowledge it worked before "
    Who told you this...the guy that sold it to you?

    In any case, this may be a combination of things.
    1. It never worked and he sold you junk
    2. It worked, but his RAIDMAX killed it, and he sold you junk
    3. It worked, but your crappy PSU's killed it
    4. It still works, but your crappy PSU's can't run it.


    As said way earlier...nothing here leads to a reflow as a "fix".
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  21. what is the best gpu to run 5 of these cards on
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  22. samuelrodrigescortes said:
    what is the best gpu to run 5 of these cards on


    That question does not make a whole lot of sense.

    GPU, PSU, what are you actually asking?
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  23. USAFRet said:
    samuelrodrigescortes said:
    what is the best gpu to run 5 of these cards on


    That question does not make a whole lot of sense.

    GPU, PSU, what are you actually asking?

    sorry i meant psu
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  24. samuelrodrigescortes said:
    USAFRet said:
    samuelrodrigescortes said:
    what is the best gpu to run 5 of these cards on


    That question does not make a whole lot of sense.

    GPU, PSU, what are you actually asking?

    sorry i meant psu


    "5 cards"
    Presumably this is a mining rig?

    You need to do a LOT of research before you go down that road.
    Much more than simply "what PSU".
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  25. USAFRet said:
    samuelrodrigescortes said:
    USAFRet said:
    samuelrodrigescortes said:
    what is the best gpu to run 5 of these cards on


    That question does not make a whole lot of sense.

    GPU, PSU, what are you actually asking?

    sorry i meant psu


    "5 cards"
    Presumably this is a mining rig?

    You need to do a LOT of research before you go down that road.
    Much more than simply "what PSU".


    i already built a 5 card rig im just having trouble with this one
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