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No I just remember seeing some fool wash a UD9 once. My point is that if the card has been dropped into a pool with chemicals unless he has cleaned it properly within that 24 hour period you don't want anything to do with it.
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Are we talking about the same video where the guy is washing his board in his kitchen sink, and then even takes a phone call during the video?

If so, then how do you know it is fake? I'm not saying that you're wrong, but I want to know how you found out.

Lastly, why would you ask "you know that video was fake right" when I clearly don't? That is, even if we are talking about the same video.
Yea we probly are talking about a differt video the one i remmber they clearly say the board is dead. But if you dont have sound on like i do with alot of videos you wouldnt catch that when it looks like its working later.
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The card should be just fine. People consider hardware to be so fragile, while it really only is in the sense of physically damaging it by force. Other than that it's up for anything, as long as there's no power.

I once attempted to kill a 5850 DirectCU, after the shop denied warranty for a rattling fan noise that was clearly there. Soaked it in water, froze it up dripping wet in the freezer and put it in a 250°C oven. Even after a longer second try, the card just wouldn't die.
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No because it still works!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzWuSb04sAM
That... is ... crazy!! Haha that's an awesome find!
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The card should be just fine. People consider hardware to be so fragile, while it really only is in the sense of physically damaging it by force. Other than that it's up for anything, as long as there's no power.

I once attempted to kill a 5850 DirectCU, after the shop denied warranty for a rattling fan noise that was clearly there. Soaked it in water, froze it up dripping wet in the freezer and put it in a 250°C oven. Even after a longer second try, the card just wouldn't die.
i need to try that with some of my old GTs :O
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No I just remember seeing some fool wash a UD9 once. My point is that if the card has been dropped into a pool with chemicals unless he has cleaned it properly within that 24 hour period you don't want anything to do with it.
Oh man, good point.


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Yea we probly are talking about a differt video the one i remmber they clearly say the board is dead. But if you dont have sound on like i do with alot of videos you wouldnt catch that when it looks like its working later.
Yeah, we were talking about a different video.

So people watch YouTube videos with the sound muted?
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post #27 of 30
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Oh man, good point.



Yeah, we were talking about a different video.

So people watch YouTube videos with the sound muted?
lol most of the time i dont have my headphones on so alot of videos i dont have sound unless its somthing gets my attention.
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post #28 of 30
I'm not really an expert but I would assume if a video card can run in mineral/ cooking oil then it can be dropped in a pool and then safely used after dried.
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lol most of the time i dont have my headphones on so alot of videos i dont have sound unless its somthing gets my attention.
Well, I also don't watch random YouTube videos.
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post #30 of 30
As long as the GPU was completely dry before turning it on, it should be fine. People drop phones in the sink and they still work after being soaked in rice for days.

However if there is still water on the device and it is turned on, it will likely fry.
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