Graphics cards “burn out” and are not usable after 2 – 10 years of operation. As these "burn outs" occur, many graphic cards can be prevented from being discarded by following these steps.
While following this guide, be cautious and safe for heating could potentially cause greater damage to your GPU. Applying heat to a video card for a continuous amount of time will melt the electrical connections and potentially cool to make connections that are more secure.
Be cautious of toxic gas that is created when heating up plastic, solder, and electrical components. Always 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.
Following this guide thoroughly could prevent future problems such as buying a new GPU.