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Old 10-23-2016, 10:57 AM   #21
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Default Re: XFX GeForce 8600 GT [PV-T84J-UDD3 V5.0] recap information and shenanigans

@momaka nice! i had over 20 rrod'ed 360s. Most of em had cold solder joints under the gpu but there were a few of them with blown and shorted kzjs
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Old 10-25-2016, 08:45 PM   #22
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Default Re: XFX GeForce 8600 GT [PV-T84J-UDD3 V5.0] recap information and shenanigans

Okay, I've been slacking a little, since I recapped and tested the second 8600 GT video card literally next day after I made my last post on 10/15. But I promise I will get them in soon (I'll try by the end of the week).

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Ok, I'll start "winter session" in the next weekend for my hobby: to repair a nVidia 8500 video card from ZOTAC.
This topic inspired me, thanks!
Glad to hear that!
GeForce 8500 is also a decent video card for H.264 acceleration and YouTube. But for games, it is closer in performance to the 8400. At least it seemed that way to me from my brief tests this summer when I fixed a PC for my cousins.

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@momaka nice! i had over 20 rrod'ed 360s. Most of em had cold solder joints under the gpu but there were a few of them with blown and shorted kzjs
Yes, the Xbox 360s have many faults, some of them not repairable. I used to work in a PC repair shop that did mostly Xbox 360s and PS3, so that's why I have so many of the Xbox 360 heatsinks.
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Old 10-27-2016, 04:35 AM   #23
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Default Re: XFX GeForce 8600 GT [PV-T84J-UDD3 V5.0] recap information and shenanigans

Ok @momaka, I found a XFX same like you (for repairing).
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Old 10-27-2016, 11:07 PM   #24
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Cool! If the price is right, get it and give it a try.
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Old 11-01-2016, 03:18 AM   #25
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Unfortunately, I understood from the seller that XFX 8600 card cannot boot into Windows, shows some artifacts then move quickly in black screen.
I noticed a slight discoloration on the back in the gpu zone.
Maybe it can be fixed? Be required a reballing/reflow? Of course, I can not do
a reballing .
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Old 11-01-2016, 09:31 AM   #26
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Default Re: XFX GeForce 8600 GT [PV-T84J-UDD3 V5.0] recap information and shenanigans

Looks like your 8600 GT above has been recapped already (though I still see one Sacon FZ at the corner).

If the seller says it has artifacts, I do NOT recommend you buy it, unless it's extremely cheap and the parts you get out of it are worth more to you. I say this, because once a GeForce 7/8 series card artifacts, it's usually done . There is a very small chance that a reflow may bring it back, but don't count on it. And reballing, in my opinion, is a no-no on these cards, particularly if you use a suction/vacuum pen to pull the GPU. What I have noticed with GF 7 and 8 cards is that if they are hot and you insert any kind of pressure on the GPU die, it will screw up the chip even more (I had a GeForce 7900 GS go completely short-circuit on all power rails).

So, I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but I think that GeForce 8600 GT is destined for the bin. ... or parts pile.

Also, the discoloration on the back could mean that either the card has ran way too hot at some point or that someone has already tried reflowing it.
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Good points, and I was afraid of the same things you have said.
Thanks.
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Old 11-26-2016, 04:16 AM   #28
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Default Re: XFX GeForce 8600 GT [PV-T84J-UDD3 V5.0] recap information and shenanigans

Nice mod momaka, i like the looks of that heatsink must say.
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Old 11-29-2016, 10:14 PM   #29
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Nice mod momaka, i like the looks of that heatsink must say.
Thanks. I've actually improved on the mod even further. Just needs a few final touches before I show pictures.

Also have to post results of that second 8600 GT I got.

And if anyone in the USA is interested in getting one of these cards, here's an auction for a 512 MB version of this card going on eBay right now:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/XFX-NVIDIA-G...3D222314166776
Two of the FZ caps haven't even popped yet, so there is a very good chance of reviving this video card with a recap.

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Old 11-30-2016, 02:32 PM   #30
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Default Re: XFX GeForce 8600 GT [PV-T84J-UDD3 V5.0] recap information and shenanigans

Great, mod, looks very reliable and long lasting.
Those tingtening bolts look like they were instaled at the factory.
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Great, mod, looks very reliable and long lasting.
Those tingtening bolts look like they were instaled at the factory.
Thanks!
Well, I still think it needs more work, but it's too cold in the garage for any work at this time of the year, so who knows when I will get around to doing it.
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Old 01-11-2017, 05:42 PM   #32
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One of those projects that never end lol, I demand those pics haha (just kidding)
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