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Anyone know what this oily patch on card is ?
I have found a few discussions on the internet with similar situations, but not exactly.
Maybe YOU know what this is ??
Two oily patches on backplate of Gigabyte Waterforce Xtreme 1080.
They appear to have come out of two screws that possibly go through cooling block?
No leaky components in case, definitely came FROM the card.
Couple of kinda similar cases, people say that thermal pads can "melt" and release a greasy substance.
Looking at Steve's teardown of the card on GamersNexus, I can see that a pad *does* appear to touch these same two screws. See attached image.
I can get in there and take it apart, but I'm worried it could also be cooling fluid, and if so, I just want to RMA it, without cracking it open!
Anyone else had a similar situation with melting pads? Seems most likely, but I need a sanity check...