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I opened up my case to clean dust out and found something green melted on my VC. My hubby's and mine best guess it that its a piece of crayon. This stuff is partially coated on the sticker and the VC its self. I want to remove it....but is there a chance that its fused to the card? I don't want to kill my card by removing it and something stuck to it.

What will happen if its left there? It looks well established.

VC: msi geforce 460 cyclone
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Picture?
 
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I'll post one in the morning when I find the cable for my digital cam
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ewwww its so gross. I'm itching to clean it.





these are large files. I took a moment to make the image smaller than original since my camera uploads huge files. Second pic shows where on the video card I am referring to.
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Looks like Santa's pubes! How did it get there?
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lol, I have a dog and her hair gets into everything! The Tower also used to sit on the floor. It doesnt now.....but I am not going to doubt the power of dog hair
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Jebus, that's a lot of... something.

I'd wipe the PCB down with alcohol and a microfiber cloth. As long as you ground yourself first, you shouldn't have much to worry about.
post #8 of 12
Oh god it's disgusting! (and darn you for having a high res camera ) Yeah, just follow Booty's advice, just wipe it off, if the card didnt die on you, than nothing on the card itself melted and "fused" with... Santa's pubes (imma have nightmares now...). Although from now on, you might want to use HWMonitor to check your temps.
post #9 of 12
It looks like there is 2mm of dust coating on top of the card. Keep your computer equipment dust-free.

As already mentioned, clean the card with some alcohol rubbing.
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post #10 of 12
Ugh
Yeah, like said, grab some IPA and rub it gently off. The card will be fine since it hasn't blown yet

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