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Originally Posted by Captain_cannonfodder View Post
I split TIM cleaner on my CPU and socket when I had my old LGA 775 setup. Leave them to dry and it should still work.
TIM cleaner is non-conductive (for that reason) Water is conductive.

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Originally Posted by Boyboyd View Post
The alcohol displaces the water, then the alcohol evaporates. Close though.
It's called HYPERTONIC cause it likes water

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Originally Posted by NoGuru View Post
FYI, I just washed my new X58-OC MOBO in the sink the other day, I waited 4 days for it to dry but that was a complete soaking. You CPU is fine, toss it in and fire it up.
You're that guy! Man, that was crazy.
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post #32 of 48
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Get some 90% isopropyl (rubbing alcohol) and clean it off with that..the alcohol will make the water evaporate quickly.
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post #33 of 48
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This just not going well :/
CPU seems fine - took it out of rice a while ago, and put it into the motherboard. As I did that, I had to disconnect one of the rads.
When it came to reconnecting the pipe I'd disconnected, I noticed that some residual water that was in the rad from the last time I assembled the loop (about a month or two ago), leaked all over the ATX connector.

Same again I guess - let it dry for a few days, give it lots of heat.
But, seeing as I won't be applying any power to the computer itself, it should be fine to continue leak testing, right?
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post #34 of 48
I would keep leak testing so long as the only think hooked up is the pump.

Be sure to get all the moisture out of the ATX connector, I learned the hard way what happens when moisture gets in one of them.

Compressed air is one of the worst things to use in excess. For simple cleaning, or using on a heatsink fin or rad fin it works like a charm. But they all create condensation, even in the coolest driest environments.
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post #35 of 48
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This just gets better and better. Started leak testing. Poured about three quarters of a litre into the res, and about half of that drained right back out of the second radiator, right over the graphics card.
I might as well just stick this whole damn thing in a swimming pool and be done with it.
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post #36 of 48
Put it in the microwave JK , let it air dry on a paper towel and maybe heat it up a little with a hair dryer but make sure it don't get to hot and cause condensation.
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post #37 of 48
believe it or not, putting it in a jar of rice will suck all of the moisture out of it.

However... with a CPU chip... i seriously doubt you would even need to go that far, just make sure its dry before putting power to it.

Still... the rice in the jar works with all kinds of electrical devices... have saved several iphone/ipods that have taken a dip in a hottub once or twice.

Edit - i'm a tard... should read the whole thread before jumping in. I'll just leave you guys be...
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post #38 of 48
That sucks adz Hopefully you'll get this sorted.

The rice trick works very well, but silica gel is better.
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Jeezzz, better just set everything down and walk away for a while. And don't go gambling or anything like that.
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post #40 of 48
I've seen people take a UD9 X58 board and wash it in a sink, you should be fine...
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