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Throw it in the oven...the card not the rat.
 

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Throw it in the oven...the card not the rat.
that is the worst thing you can do it needs to be cleaned with solvent
 
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that is the worst thing you can do it needs to be cleaned with solvent
I only solvent my rat when I plan on doing a marinade.
 
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Easy to fix... just catch the rat and cut it's testicles off :laugh:

Oh you mean the computer... nope it's beyond repair get a new motherboard and gpu.

Though this whole thing could have been prevented if the motherboard was upright in the system so urine couldn't drip down onto it.
 

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Thanks for the responses guys, as i said, my brother already got a GTX 960 and i5 to go along with a new motherboard and RAM because his previous board was DDR3, I was just hoping if the extra mobo (it's PCI-e slot) and broken GPU can still be brought back to life, because we still have the leftover phased out i3 and rams.

Judging on the responses I guess there is very little hope for the GPU, I might end up buying a cheap PSU for the spare i3+mobo+integrated graphics to use as a spare PC I guess.

And yeah, it's really not mine, You can pretty much see my system specs in my profile. and I might have worded it wrong, it's more of a 'mouse', not a 'rat'. which is much smaller than some of you might have imagined. we could not believe it at first, but yeah it was, there is mice poop under the computer as well.

Also, It's not a pet mouse. also not an infestation, It's just one silly mouse who somehow got interested in how the computer works and checked it out and cost us around $500., but hey, at least his PC got upgraded. :)

His case model is Antec One if anyone's wondering, there is a little rectangular opening under the front panel which is small enough for a small mouse to get inside.
 

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also not an infestation, It's just one silly mouse who somehow got interested in how the computer works
Slightly off topic, but not really, since it could prevent in the future. Speaking from experience, one mouse soon does become many!

You'll have to aggressively put traps out in areas you think they run (it's been years, but I still love that satisfaction of hearing a trap snap!), and figure out how they are getting into house.

Put rubber strips on door bottoms to close that gap. Holes in outside wall (or large cracks) need to be filled with steel wool. Mice (and snakes) hate steel wool so it serves two purposes.

My guess is you'll only catch one or two more if they are only "scouts", and then you'll be good. If they have babies already, it will be scratching, etc inside your walls. Same treatment applies tho. It will just take longer.
 

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Thanks for the responses guys, as i said, my brother already got a GTX 960 and i5 to go along with a new motherboard and RAM because his previous board was DDR3,
What? An upgrade just because of the DDR version? Y'know the only difference between the two is the number and the meegahurtz.

Is the case going to be furball proof with the new parts? There are important things to consider because anything fuzzy or furry can disrupt your love for tech.

 

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Alcohol bath. Use 99% iso alcohol. I've done this several times on GPUs and motherboards to clean them up after a spill, leak, etc.
 

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I would just sprinkle some poison in the bottom of the case..... Should fix it.
 
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Fun unrelated fact: I used to keep pet rats, and I once made a cage for them out of a particularly massive ATX full tower.

Don't recommend doing it with the computer parts inside though...
 
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Holes in outside wall (or large cracks) need to be filled with steel wool. Mice (and snakes) hate steel wool so it serves two purposes.
better for holes is copper mesh made for mice and birds (do a search for copper mesh mouse). steel wool can rust away and will barely slow a determined mouse down anyway.

I live in the sticks, baby mice can get through holes you did not think was possible.
 

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so after over a year i tested the mobo cpu and gpu(gtx 760) randomly cause i had an extra PSU lying around. they somehow MAGICALLY worked again (cleaned them thoroughly using an electronics contact cleaner spray the day before). I tested it and it booted an existing windows installation from an extra HDD. even played some games like MGSV and Far Cry Primal at expected FPS, didn't even bother to install the proper drivers(used existing drivers for GTX 650) in the HDD installation

right after posting in the forums I had it checked at a computer store and they confirmed that the GPU was busted(by testing ofc), and there were clear signs that it was peed on

what the hell happened. How?
 
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computer store is retarded and doesn't know how to use a ultra sonic cleaner ....
thats all it ever needed was a ultrasonic cleaning

rubbing alcohol is NOT enough of a solvent
 
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