Originally Posted by Travisty The kicker of the discoloration is that it was like that when i seperated the orignal gpu cooler.
I was getting artifacting and a low 3dmark score before on the cards so maybe i got a shaddy remanufactured or i cooked the hell out of them when i was running folding at home. Thanks for the info on what component it actually was btw. My knowledge of some of the smaller parts is limited. So what does everyone think i have one card left that looks exactly the same as the other discoloration and all, I've disasembled them again and checked for water or anything and its a big ole negative. If anything i would be willing to sell off these waterblocks at a heck of a discount to get something else.
Ok, then that is what I call for lack of a better description, sweating of the thermal pads. The oils soak the surrounding area. It's been a while now so if you were drying the other board it is good to go. I would inspect the dead card for any tell-tale signs of water damage, white spots, residue, etc.