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post #11 of 17
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Rice huh? This gives me an idea. A WC loop with 290X quadfire, you could cook rice in the reservoir.

As for the leak, if the water wasn't there for a prolonged time, you're fine although I'd clean everything in alcohol just to be sure.
lol imagine your res just turning to mush. lol
post #12 of 17
is this like trying to cook an egg on the GPU, I have seen it done on a ti4600, yea, it is a old card, but it got real hot and cooked the egg in like 20min.
I don't know if the water gets hot enough to cook the rice, but it would be funny to see if it did. lol
post #13 of 17
Hit it with a compressor (to blow water/dirt/debris out) , then let it sit for 24-48 hours (box fan on it wouldn't hurt), and then wipe it all down with 99% Isopropyl Alcohol to avoid any minerals from shorting the board out (doubtful with a bit of water but why risk it)
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Rice huh? This gives me an idea. A WC loop with 290X quadfire, you could cook rice in the reservoir.

As for the leak, if the water wasn't there for a prolonged time, you're fine although I'd clean everything in alcohol just to be sure.
It's not a bad idea...if the board was sitting on the rice and not covered in it. I use rice in my gun/ammo cases to absorb moisture in the air...same principle could apply to a motherboard if you left it in a sealed bag in the sun sitting on top of the rice. It's just not the best way to go about it though smile.gif
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no... NO....

... Pure water is not a good conductor of electricity. Ordinary distilled water in equilibrium with carbon dioxide of the air has a conductivity of about 10 x 10-6 W-1*m-1 (20 dS/m). Because the electrical current is transported by the ions in solution, the conductivity increases as the concentration of ions increases...

Is that different from what I said?
post #15 of 17
sorry i misunderstood... should not use water (h2o) ...

use distilled or pure water to be clear...


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post #16 of 17
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The rice will absolutely get stuck everywhere. Have fun with that.

Fun fact: Water (H2O) itself is actually not very conductive. Water conducts electricity well because of the minerals and impurities that are in the water. Water can pull these from the air when you have a leak and deposit them onto your motherboard, so even after the water is gone, you could still potentially have a short circuit.

More than likely, you're fine, but since you seem particularly concerned, you can try cleaning the motherboard with alcohol before returning it to operation. The alcohol will evaporate harmlessly off the board.

This. the water / coolant is normally not the issue its the dust/debris make sure its not dusty covered in crap and give it good time to dry / use a hair dryer if needed and you will be ok.
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post #17 of 17
An alternative to rice.. kitty litter smile.gif
Which is also very good in soaking up oil spills on driveways, btw.
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