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So today I was cleaning my rigs and I noticed something that looked like liquid on my top card. At first I thought it was the H100 leaking on it but could not find any signs of leakage.

So I removed the card and looked at the film which was kinda oily, and thought this has to be fuild from the H100 but could not find any leaks. Then I noticed that my second card had the same film, so I removed that one and then noticed the third card had the same mark.

Kinda disappointed with EVGA on this, but I can't be the only person to have the TIM sheet leach its oily film onto the nice backplates......





Cleaned....

 

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Well tested the cards out on 3dmark and they all seem to be ok.

Just sucks that I have to keep cleaning the backplates on top of regular dusting......
 

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my 480s and Ultras all did that. the thermal material on those backplates release these oils when they get hot. Just keep cleaning them, they will eventually stop
 

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I'm OCD about having my rigs clean, so this bugs the **** out me......lol
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Oh well, I will just have to remove those cards every couple weeks to keep them clean.......
 

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I had the same issue with my SuperClocked+ 660ti. Except it didn't keep leaking. It was only once that it was really greasy. When I re applied thermal paste on the gpu, I cleaned up the backplate. And it's been fine since. It's from the thermal pad. You can see it in the "E"

Don't worry about it.
 
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