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Windows 7: GPU Reflow question

05 Apr 2017   #1
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 
GPU Reflow question

Hi everyone

I'm just wondering how many times can you reflow a GPU in the graphics card? I have just reflowed my graphics card and expecting it to die again.


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05 Apr 2017   #2
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

What is "reflow"? Never heard that expression.
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05 Apr 2017   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
What is "reflow"? Never heard that expression.
Nor have I.

Jack
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05 Apr 2017   #4
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

It's hard to explain, but i'll try to.

Reflow soldering - Wikipedia

From what I have observed, reflowing is reheating the soldering joints to make contact between the chip and the PCB.
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05 Apr 2017   #5
johnhoh

Win7 pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoasterMen View Post
Hi everyone

I'm just wondering how many times can you reflow a GPU in the graphics card? I have just reflowed my graphics card and expecting it to die again.
but why would you do this even once?
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05 Apr 2017   #6
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

If it needs reheating/resoldering to work, and then again I would consider replacement. Normally, that is not required. I'm an electronics and former guitar amp tech. I have SMT equipment but would not consider doing what you are doing.
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05 Apr 2017   #7
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I would consider doing this with home equipment as very risky. If you really wish to proceed I would advise you to thoroughly research this. Asking questions on a forum is not good enough.
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05 Apr 2017   #8
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoasterMen View Post
Hi everyone
I have just reflowed my graphics card and expecting it to die again.
Hi,
You had one die on you after reflowing it ?
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06 Apr 2017   #9
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
You had one die on you after reflowing it ?
The graphics card in my specs actually died. It was ressurected few weeks ago.

I'm asking the question in the first post because this is actually my first time reflowing the graphics card on the PCB and it actually worked and wondering if I can do the method again if my graphics card dies again.
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06 Apr 2017   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

John I can not answer your question because I have never tried.
My thought are that if a re-flow of a re-flow is needed, you need a new card.
Their is no magic wand to fix such a problem to the best of my knowledge.
I'm not sure why one would want to even try such a thing.
If a re-flow somehow melted the solder and in the process the wrong things got soldered together you could destroy a motherboard when the video card is plugged into the motherboard.

Jack
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