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How to save a wet GPU from water cooling or some other type of accident.

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Okay so now you had you drink on top of your computer and it spilled all over your GPU or like what happened to me recently you had a water-cooling mishap and you GPU got soaked.

The first step is to go and grap some Rice DRY RICE and throw a bunch of it in a plastic bag, then place the GPU there like so...



please note the rubber bands are not required but I used them to try and hold the rice to the back of the card

now place it somewhere warm, I didn't have anywhere handy so I skipped this step

then wait 12 hours from when you paced it somewhere warm or 18 hours if you are doing it without heat.


I will update the OP later when I have found a working card in my stash that will be the sacrificial card to show more complete pics (wasn't too concerned with pics when trying to save my GTX 580 which is working fine using the methods that I am recommending here).
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reserved for future use
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Did you ever fix it?
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Yeah i did its still chugging along in my sig rig with no loss in its OC ability.

Btw i have found a card to sacrifice just need to find the time now
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Yeah i did its still chugging along in my sig rig with no loss in its OC ability.

Btw i have found a card to sacrifice just need to find the time now
That's great it still works... it wouldn't happen to me though, as my GTX480 goes above boiling, so I don't need to worry about getting steam out of it... tongue.gif
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Yeah i did its still chugging along in my sig rig with no loss in its OC ability.

Btw i have found a card to sacrifice just need to find the time now
That's great it still works... it wouldn't happen to me though, as my GTX480 goes above boiling, so I don't need to worry about getting steam out of it... tongue.gif

lol off topic but i try not to let my 580 get above 55C tongue.gif (even with 1.15V @ 1000Mhz)
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lol off topic but i try not to let my 580 get above 55C tongue.gif (even with 1.15V @ 1000Mhz)
You spilled it on that?!? Be more careful!!! tongue.gif
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Next time I suggest you use a hairdryer first for a few minutes after wiping the card with cloth.
Then stick it in rice.

I did that on my AM2 motherboard, although I purposely poured alcohol and acetone on it to clean the socket. thumb.gif
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Next time I suggest you use a hairdryer first for a few minutes after wiping the card with cloth.
Then stick it in rice.

I did that on my AM2 motherboard, although I purposely poured alcohol and acetone on it to clean the socket. thumb.gif

lol, I had some old tubing in my loop that decided to crack and leak all over the back of the card, I then just used the same trick you use for a cell phone, tongue.gif

I will try the hairdryer thing though, it just seems like you would have to be careful about using it or you will go ahead and vaporize the water which will create pressure and if it is under a part of the VRM's or something i don't think that would end well.
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I would have never guessed that rice would be able to soak-up the water! Good stuff!
     
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