Discussion in 'AMD / ATI' started by MRCL, Jan 14, 2010.
Sorry I have no words. Go me.
what happened to it?!
You killed it?
Well apparently my loop wasn't really sealed. It was good for a few days, but must have leaked last night.
ahhhh, the perils of watercooling
Sorry man. On rare occasions, I'm thankful that I'm back on air.
Can watercooling system can be filled with something that conducts heat and not conducts electricity?
Yes. Most people buy the Feser Clear Coolant as its Non-Conductive for Electricity.
Thanks man. I'm thinking to go back to air for that i7. Its very risky with such expensive hardware. Best part is that the 5850 died a few days before I have to give my Subaru to the garage, which will cost as much as ten 5850s. So I'd be able to get a new one next month the soonest.
Wow, lots of accidents happening today?
I hope this helps - Goodbye 5850, may you rest in peace!
I'm going to be running a test on Non-Conductive Coolants next month mate. i'll post my findings on here too. My Test subject is going to be my ever faithful HIS2600 to see if I fry it or not with these. Might help you out if you want to stay with water.
Don't cry soldier!
That would be helpful yes.
Oh I don't cry. I just scream at things and throw my hands in the air.
OMG, were you running acid on the loop, thats major damage
Grab some 70% alcohol, q-tips, and patience. Clean up the oxification and RMA it.
Just coolant. I was shocked, too.
Lol you mean they would fall for it?
Oh yeah! I had to RMA a X800GTO that was leaked on. Cleaned it, sent it, and 2 weeks later had a replacement. The green will clean off very easily with the concoction I listed above.
Alright I'll try to clean it.
Try. You're still within the warranty period.
If some of the green is coming out then go and grab some Goo Gone, or equivalent. Goo Gone is AWESOME!!
I might have to let it dry a few days. Seems to be some coolant inside the card Okay exactly HOW MUCH coolant did leak on that thing O_O
I'm reading this in tears What part leaked?
I agree - try to clean it up, put stock cooler back on and attempt an RMA
Sorry for your loss man.
I killed an x1950pro putting on a Zalman vf900. Was completely my fault and turned me off custom cooling GPUs ever since.
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