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Can this cause harm to the card or the motherboard? This is all supposadly the paste that comes with the accelero 7970 (I think it's the G1).
His motherboard (asus 990fx sabertooth) toasted after plugging it in.
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post #2 of 8
Well, you already know that will cause harm to the motherboard if it toasted it already. He probably installed the cooler wrong.
post #3 of 8
This is why I have a 775 board that only supports Pentium 4 chips still. Worst case scenario, I fry a mobo that needed be killed ages ago.

Clean the card off and find a sacrificial board to test it in with the stock cooler.
As for the TIM? NOPE NOPE NOPE, too much IMO.
Give the card a rubbing alcohol bath and let it dry for a week.
 
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post #4 of 8
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You mean drown it in alcohol to clean it?
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post #5 of 8
The G-1 thermal glue is non-conductive however still try and clean it off. Use 99% isopropyl alcohol and a lint free cloth to carefully wipe the glue off.
If the motherboard fried then the card probably is too but it's worth a try.
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post #6 of 8
Those VRM heatsinks were incorrectly placed and incorrectly attached. You should be using adhesive thermal pads otherwise the heatsinks will fall off and/or move around.
The TIM you've used was probably conductive and has shorted something if it's fried.
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post #7 of 8
I usually scrub it with tap water first if it is nasty, rinse it with water, rinse it with alcohol, and then drown it in alcohol to displace the water.
I can bring laptop mobos back to life this way.
The other option is to try just cleaning it with cotten swabs and rubbing alcohol.
Warning: This will remove stickers and void any remaining warranty.
 
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post #8 of 8
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^No warranty left to void, Thanks for the tips, I'll try them.
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