I microwaved a R9 390X gaming and now my pc won't run after 3rd time

Zarathustra[H]

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So you are saying that changing some parts, if found, that got burnt in the microwave in the gpu wouldn't make it work again..?

Presuming this is not trolling, and any of this is true, you need to stop.

The video card cannot be saved.

If you stuck the microwaved video card into a PC, I wouldn't even trust any of the components from that PC. (except maybe the case, and other passive parts like heatsinks)

I wouldn't trust any of the electronic parts in that machine ever again.

It's time to start over from scratch.

Then you should find whomever told you to microwave a printed circuit board and punch them in the face.
 

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This has to be trolling.

No way anyone sticks any PCB in a microwave.

Even the regular oven trick is risky, and should only be done on a bare board with heatsinks and everything else removed. (might be worth it though to have a small percentage chance of saving an otherwise dying board.)

There is no way microwaving a video card was ever going to have any other result than killing the video card, and having a very high chance of killing the entire PC if installed and powered up.
Well, it was an MSI R9 390X GAMING. A very old GPU getting 95 and 96 degrees Celsius. The idea was to "ball up" the soldering around the chip and PCB. The point is there was no idea from my part that waves inside MW would actually cause that. So the temperature may be decreased but nope didn't get that.
 

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Worked fine for me... You guys just aren't [H]ard enough!

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Well, it was an MSI R9 390X GAMING. A very old GPU getting 95 and 96 degrees Celsius. The idea was to "ball up" the soldering around the chip and PCB. The point is there was no idea from my part that waves inside MW would actually cause that. So the temperature may be decreased but nope didn't get that.
You need hot air to do that, not electromagnetic waves.

Even then, overheating could have been solved by cleaning the fans and heatsinks and reapplying thermal paste.
 

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Absolutely no. Didn't happen.
It did happen, i'm sorry but I dont think you understand (a common theme in this thread) what RazorWind meant by that. The stuff inside that black box that is L1002, is a very small insulated wire wrapped around a core of iron (typically, but not always, but it is always an insulated wire wrapped up). The wire insulation has melted off inside the box, you cant see it, but trust us, its melted, and now all that little black box is, is a blob of wire. Absolutely yes, it happened. We're looking at the photographic evidence.
 
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Well, it was an MSI R9 390X GAMING. A very old GPU getting 95 and 96 degrees Celsius. The idea was to "ball up" the soldering around the chip and PCB. The point is there was no idea from my part that waves inside MW would actually cause that. So the temperature may be decreased but nope didn't get that.
Well, trying to re-flow a ball grid array in a graphics card using a microwave oven was a HUGE misapplication of an idea on your part and it definitely killed your GPU and most likely anything you stuck it into afterwards, like your motherboard. Chalk it up as a lesson learned.

Mods, I think we can close this thread now...
 

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You need hot air to do that, not electromagnetic waves.

Even then, overheating could have been solved by cleaning the fans and heatsinks and reapplying thermal paste.
I did that 3 times even more. MX-4.
It's useless though. This thing gets power hungry. It goes to 94 as per MSI specs. And for GOD'S sake it makes all the room a sauna.
 

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I did that 3 times even more. MX-4.
It's useless though. This thing gets power hungry. It goes to 94 as per MSI specs. And for GOD'S sake it makes all the room a sauna.
you need an AC unit. Or put the case outside (in the shade, i think you mentioned in a previous post you live somewhere very warm). Or screw it and move to Canada. That would be my recommendation.
 

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you need an AC unit. Or put the case outside (in the shade, i think you mentioned in a previous post you live somewhere very warm). Or screw it and move to Canada. That would be my recommendation.
I have an AC

Still, this is a GPU to rise up to 96 degrees Celsius.
 

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If it makes the room that hot, then I think the heatsink and tim were doing their job properly. Ambient was just too hot.
 

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I have an AC
Sorry, get a better AC. One that can maintain a temperature of 21deg C inside your room, even with your furnace 390X running (unless of course you actually microwaved it, and then that shit is dead and will never run again).
 
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I did that 3 times even more. MX-4.
It's useless though. This thing gets power hungry. It goes to 94 as per MSI specs. And for GOD'S sake it makes all the room a sauna.
I would've bought it from you. I need a GPU for a kid's computer.
 
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I did that 3 times even more. MX-4.
It's useless though. This thing gets power hungry. It goes to 94 as per MSI specs. And for GOD'S sake it makes all the room a sauna.
So how is microwaving a card working perfectly fine going to somehow make it a low power, cooler card for the room its in? You destroyed a perfectly working card in the worst time in history to buy new/used ones.
 

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So how is microwaving a card working perfectly fine going to somehow make it a low power, cooler card for the room its in? You destroyed a perfectly working card in the worst time in history to buy new/used ones.
He's taking everyone for a ride. Must be choking his chicken right now thinking of the next crazy thing he'll say to trigger everyone here. :yawn:
 

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He's taking everyone for a ride. Must be choking his chicken right now thinking of the next crazy thing he'll say to trigger everyone here. :yawn:
I think Op really is that dumb cause this troll subject started a very long time ago. My vega 64 throws our a ton of heat as well (almost as much as the 390x) so i end up turning the ac on lol...big deal :eek:
 

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I think Op really is that dumb cause this troll subject started a very long time ago. My vega 64 throws our a ton of heat as well (almost as much as the 390x) so i end up turning the ac on lol...big deal :eek:
Also, if the card is running hot, see if you can find a waterblock for it and use that to keep it cool.
 

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I did that 3 times even more. MX-4.
It's useless though. This thing gets power hungry. It goes to 94 as per MSI specs. And for GOD'S sake it makes all the room a sauna.
And so you thought microwaving it would be a better option?
 

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So how is microwaving a card working perfectly fine going to somehow make it a low power, cooler card for the room its in? You destroyed a perfectly working card in the worst time in history to buy new/used ones.
This card is no longer heating his room, so it worked? Also no longer drawing anything, but you can't win them all.
 

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He's taking everyone for a ride. Must be choking his chicken right now thinking of the next crazy thing he'll say to trigger everyone here. :yawn:

In his other thread he mentioned it being +40c in his room.... I would actually die in that.

and especially if his ambient temp is 40c.
Ya, 40c is 104F and he said that was with his A/C on. Being in the spring or fall based on whatever hemisphere you're in currently, the highest recorded temps anywhere in the world today only reached about 45C in sub-saharan Africa.

He also said he owns a 200w microwave 42L LG microwave, and I'm not sure there is one in existence with a power level below 700w.

Scenario 1: We have the dumbest man alive with $1000 worth of computer hardware that he did manage to assemble and have somewhat functioning at some point living in the middle of the desert running the world's worst A/C unit and a microwave incapable of cooking a single bowl of soup in less than a decade.

Scenario 2: He's proved you guys are dumber than him.

Scenario 3: I'm speculating and dumping gas on this dumpster fire of a thread for my own amusement.

Whatever the case may be, I'm gonna keep watching this burn.
 

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Ya, 40c is 104F and he said that was with his A/C on. Being in the spring or fall based on whatever hemisphere you're in currently, the highest recorded temps anywhere in the world today only reached about 45C in sub-saharan Africa.

He also said he owns a 200w microwave 42L LG microwave, and I'm not sure there is one in existence with a power level below 700w.

Scenario 1: We have the dumbest man alive with $1000 worth of computer hardware that he did manage to assemble and have somewhat functioning at some point living in the middle of the desert running the world's worst A/C unit and a microwave incapable of cooking a single bowl of soup in less than a decade.

Scenario 2: He's proved you guys are dumber than him.

Scenario 3: I'm speculating and dumping gas on this dumpster fire of a thread for my own amusement.

Whatever the case may be, I'm gonna keep watching this burn.

Read this in (Cumberbatch) Sherlock's voice. Bravo.
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All you people telling this guy to put the stuff in the trash - shame on you. Electronics should be sent to proper waste facility for recycling.
You mean so they can ship it to Asia where they open air burn the PCBs so they can extract a tiny bit of gold? Better to bury them. Although in this case kill it with fire might not be inappropriate
 
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