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Rice is the number one go-to for dehumidefying components. Leave it in there for 2-3 days.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Pentium-David View Post

Had it in a computer at my friend's house and when i upgraded it i just left it in my car...haha
Well, moisture keeps coming out slowly. Usually water and electricity don't mix very well

are you sure its not just water condensing from the air...if it was in your car its still probably pretty cold
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Am I the only one not recommending the rice? Seems to me that it would leave crap on the pins/pads and rice s really only helpful if something got in the cpu.
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Originally Posted by wumpus View Post

are you sure its not just water condensing from the air...if it was in your car its still probably pretty cold

I think you may be right, it's pretty cold outside. But it's warm now and there's a little left. It's just a Pentium 4 531 but I'm more concerned about the motherboard than the proc biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by OutlawNeedsHelp View Post

Am I the only one not recommending the rice? Seems to me that it would leave crap on the pins/pads and rice s really only helpful if something got in the cpu.

Don't listen to Outlaw, he's a teacher. He doesn't know better.
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Still not a teacher <3
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Originally Posted by OutlawNeedsHelp View Post

Am I the only one not recommending the rice? Seems to me that it would leave crap on the pins/pads and rice s really only helpful if something got in the cpu.
Cue trolling from derick... now
Posted at 12:08
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Don't listen to Outlaw, he's a teacher. He doesn't know better.

Posted at 12:09 biggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Pentium-David View Post

I think you may be right, it's pretty cold outside. But it's warm now and there's a little left. It's just a Pentium 4 531 but I'm more concerned about the motherboard than the proc biggrin.gif

o.o for that cheap of a processor i'm not sure it's even worth the risk honestly. go buy another one on eBay for <$10.
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Still not a teacher <3

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post #19 of 46
Wrap it in a paper towel and put it in a bag of rice. if it gets crap on the pins thats what they make air duster for. Another idea is find several of those packs of crap they put in beef jerky and other packages that soak up moisture and put it in a bag with them. Will do the same thing as the rice.
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Talking to derick:

[03:11] <+Outlaw> wouldn't rice leave stuff on the pads
[03:11] <+derickwm> just wash it with water after you take it out of the rice
[03:11] <+derickwm> rolleyes.gif
[03:11] <+Outlaw> ...
[03:11] <+Outlaw> did you really just...
[03:11] <+Outlaw> gah
[03:12] <+Outlaw> moron
[03:12] <+derickwm> oooooops
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