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Compressed gas safe on mobo?

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I was using a can of compressed gas to lower temps, but since it can ice the mobo, just wondering if it's safe?

Also, post your results if you do the same

I get 5C drop at idle of the CPU after one spray.
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yeah, its definitely safe. But every time I do it the results are minor and the area I did it in has a nasty taste to the air.

EDIT: I have only done it a few times, and every time it was just some temp monitoring, nothing serious of official
    
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I imagine that as long as you don't condense any water on the electronics, it's fine. There was a vid posted here a long time ago where some guy got sub-0C temps on his rig by doing the same thing (I think it was quite a bit lower than 0), but it took a lot of the coolant to do so...

(1) don't condense water
(2) don't asphyxiate yourself
    
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Sweet! *sprays all over the place*

I love how it forms ice and then dissapears
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Actually there are cans of the exact same stuff that are made for cooling electronics. They have a straw inside the can so you don't need to tilt the can upside down.
    
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