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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-22-2019, 06:11 PM - Thread Starter
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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...

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SWEAT FORM ALL THAT FPS ..But for real I dont know had that on gigabyte vega 64 in the center hmmmmm. something strange going on here ?



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Quote: Originally Posted by Gunderman456 View Post
Oil leaching from thermal pads.
Cheers, thanks! Appreciate the check in.

Time to disassemble and put in some fresh pads, I guess. Might as well clean up the thermal paste and re-apply, too, I suppose.

Now to determine what thickness those pads are... So much pad variation in a card it seems! Always several different thicknesses.

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