I'm on GPU number 4 on my Dell Inspiron. The first three were of the 7900GS variety and the one one I'm using now is a 7950GTX. I don't play games or do anything intensive at all so I'd like to blow up Dell's HQ if anybody's with me. Just kidding, but I am gonna join the ranks of retards on the internet and see if cooking my video card will really fix the broken solder joints without destroying anything else. At any rate, I'd rather solder everything myself but that's not fun at all! I'll post pics if anything interesting happens.http://www.ocforums.com/showthread.php?t=606658http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=410561
UPDATE (Unsolved Mysteries style!): Yup, worked. Taking apart a mobile GPU is a bit of a unique task albeit mundane compared to cooking it at 385Ã‚Â°F for 6 minutes, allowing 30 minutes to cool before serving. It was somewhat comforting to know this works on desktop models as laptop revisions are designed to work at higher thermal stress. Also allowed me to remove the crappy thermal paste caked on and apply my own grease. I wonder if it'll work longer than it did from factory?
P.S. There's an inviting chocolate chip aroma emanating from my lappy's right fan exhaust
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