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I opened up my case to clean the dust. Took my EVGA 670 FTW out to give it a good clean. I noticed that the front and the top of the card were a little moist/wet (not sure if these are the correct words to describe it).

So I decided to take the card apart to see what was causing this. I noticed that the card was a little more moist/wet on the inside.

I have used the card for some time without issues but now I am afraid to put it back; I want to avoid damaging it. Is this a common thing with graphics cards; is it safe to use, or should I contact EVGA for support and RMA this card?

Here are some photos for a better look. The 3rd and 4th photo aren't very clear but you can kind of see the color difference in the middle.

http://imgur.com/a/79tTf
post #2 of 11

What do these areas feel like to you?

 

While you're answering that, consider this: the last two photos is showing a mosfet and those things can get extremely hot.

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Not sure what you mean. But this card hasn't been used for at least 10 houra and it's still moist.
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Not sure what you mean. But this card hasn't been used for at least 10 houra and it's still moist.

 

I mean, Does it feel moist?

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post #5 of 11
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I mean, Does it feel moist?

Thats what she said?

Sorry for your issues OP. Good luck with it!
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Thats what she said?

Sorry for your issues OP. Good luck with it!

 

LOL

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Before I went to a full custom loop, my EVGA 670's did the same thing. On mine it was centered around the thermal pads as the "greasiness" tended to migrate over time. This happened on my GTX 480 also. I didn't worry too much about it and continued to use my cards without issue. The folks at EVGA is extremely helpful and if you just ask the question, they will respond prompty.
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post #8 of 11
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Thats what she said?

Sorry for your issues OP. Good luck with it!

She did lol

But yes it feels sticky/oily. When I touched it, it felt like oil rather than water or moisture. Again, card has worked normally so far but I want to avoid any kind of damages and I want to fix it while it's still covered by the warranty.
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She did lol

But yes it feels sticky/oily. When I touched it, it felt like oil rather than water or moisture. Again, card has worked normally so far but I want to avoid any kind of damages and I want to fix it while it's still covered by the warranty.

 

According to what utparatrooper, I'd say that you're 100% fine.

 

Also, for the future, there's absolutely no way that this could have been water. That is physically impossible in this universe.

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Thanks guys, appreciate the help!
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