Thermal compound had leaked through the space between the cooler and the card. There was a blob of thermal compound sitting on the plug. wiped it off before i took these photos. When I went to unscrew the screws on the backplate, they were SO lose. Man I don't know if it was just mine, but I would check if I were you.
Edited by moosedoctor - 8/23/16 at 6:31pm