Laptop problems got you down? Not fast enough, battery constantly running low, and now it's overheating or causing weird display errors? Is the GPU causing reboots and BSODs when attempting to enter Windows? Does it feel like it will spontaneously combust in your face?
Fear not, for I have the answer, courtesy of a friend's diligent investigating after my own laptop went bust. Bake it! Solder points on laptops are sensitive. If you especially have a Dell e1705 Nvidia dedicated GPU (must be dedicated and NOT integrated (IGP)), here is a simple solution for when it goes bust:
Preheat your oven to 400f. Once it is nice and toasty warm inside, insert your laptop into it. Wait wait... if you know how, take out the GPU first from the laptop and insert THAT into the oven. If you don't know how, find a friend that does. Bake for 15-25 minutes. Take it out, let cool for 15 minutes.
Voila! You "may" have a working GPU now if the solder points reconnected (and that was the problem to being with). Insert back into laptop after a good inspection and cooling to test. It worked for mine! Really. I couldn't believe it, but I now have a working laptop again.
Disclaimer: I am not to be held responsible if you accidentally forget its baking in the oven, turn the temp to broil, or confuse an oven with a microwave...
Here ends the solution.