Graphics cards “burn out” and are not usable after 2 – 10 years of operation. Instead of throwing the cardsaway when this happens, you canfollow this guide to extend the life of the graphics processing unit .
Following this guide is dangerous and could potentially cause greater damage to your GPU, however there is also a chance you could salvage the damaged card. Applying heat to a video card for a continuous amount of time will melt the electrical connections and potentially cool to make more secure connections.
Be cautious of toxic gas that is created when heating up plastic, solder, and electrical components. Wear protective clothing and gloves when handling heated materials. Ensure you properly ventilate the area you are working in and do not breathe in toxic fumes.
Follow the directions step by step in order to complete this guide and buy some time before you have to buy another GPU.