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Please resize your images to 1024x768 or something before you upload them. That way they don't take up heaps of bandwidth and they look better.

Question: Have you been overclocking them? Pumping volts through them?

Also, what's the humidity like?
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Do you live on the coast (in the salt spray zone)?

Do you smoke or have smokers in the house ?

Is your computer room damp ?
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Try a pencil eraser, haven't tried it for rust before but they are usually good for cleaning the contacts on electronics.
    
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It's not rust, but copper oxide. As mentioned a pencil eraser will help clean it up.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by linkin93;12443991 
Please resize your images to 1024x768 or something before you upload them. That way they don't take up heaps of bandwidth and they look better.

Question: Have you been overclocking them? Pumping volts through them?

Also, what's the humidity like?

I have not been overclock. Humidity is not bad.
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Originally Posted by Doom;12444013 
Do you live on the coast (in the salt spray zone)?

Do you smoke or have smokers in the house ?

Is your computer room damp ?

I don't live on the coast, I don't smoke and I don't think my room is damp.

BUT

I know what may have caused it. Water had been spilled in my computer before.

I dried the parts off but I somehow forgot to dry the RAM slots and the RAM.

So I have heard from the previous posts that erasers would help. I'll try that later but is there any other way?
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There are a lot of methods to clean off electrical connectors.

You can try a solution of baking soda in water and a stiff toothbrush.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Yangtastic;12450466 
I have not been overclock. Humidity is not bad.



I don't live on the coast, I don't smoke and I don't think my room is damp.

BUT

I know what may have caused it. Water had been spilled in my computer before.

I dried the parts off but I somehow forgot to dry the RAM slots and the RAM.

So I have heard from the previous posts that erasers would help. I'll try that later but is there any other way?

Well that 'spains it yeah the Pencil eraser is good just go softly and take your time.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by FtW 420;12446494 
Try a pencil eraser, haven't tried it for rust before but they are usually good for cleaning the contacts on electronics.
Quote:
Originally Posted by RonindeBeatrice;12446530 
It's not rust, but copper oxide. As mentioned a pencil eraser will help clean it up.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Doom;12450675 
Well that 'spains it yeah the Pencil eraser is good just go softly and take your time.

im surprised people still do this tongue.gif
this is an old trick from wayy back in the days haha
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