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    Tantalum caps don't usually come in the cylindrical package, they are the larger rectangular ones with the polarity marked by a white line on black, or brown on pale orange as on my copy of this card. Looking at the card now I would check the analog side for corrosion, these are the components near the VGA port. First try a cleaning with rubbing alcohol before you chuck it in the oven (not with alcohol still on it, that could be a fire hazard )
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    No luck with the alcohol....the card is pretty clean already, but I gave it a good alcohol cleaning and no change...

    Time to fire it up on Friday night I guess!
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    After a nice 10 minute bake at 395, nothing has changed....card still doing this in BIOS so I know its not fixed



    That should be white.....
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    Could you upload a photo displaying something with more colors? like the windows boot screen. Perhaps that would give more insight into exactly whats wrong. A photo of your card might be helpful too.
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    I will try to get an OS shot....as for the photo of the card, is there anything particular on the card that I can take a photo of?
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    Verify that the legs around the video memory and the DAC are good. The only thing I can think of is that one or the other has gone flakey.

    IMHO I would never try an oven reflow for a card this old. They simply did not run hot enough yet for your average video card to roast itself that badly.
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