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Old 12-26-2004, 02:54 PM   #1
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Water Cooling Leaked - Need Some Advice

I know this doesn't have anything to do with linux & hardware in general, but I run linux and this involves my hardware Plus, this forum is great and the people here give good advice.

I recently tried to install water cooling and my video card got rather wet. The only components that were in my computer were the motherboard, video card and cpu. I figured out where I went wrong, but I'm wondering if there's any way to save these components.

They were not running and there was no power connected to them.

I was running a mixture of 3 / 4 water & 1 /4 Innovatek Protective Pro.

I've heard if I let my parts dry completely before I turn them on I should be fine, is this true? and if so does anyone have any recommendations for drying them off quicker?

Thanks in advance,

Old 12-26-2004, 03:48 PM   #2
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make sure theyre totally dry.......use compressed air on the mobo slots too.a hair-dryer or heat-lamp would speed things up.
i assume this happened while you were leak-testing the system?
Old 12-26-2004, 04:01 PM   #3
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exactly, i had all my blocks and tubes setup and one of my clamps wasn't tight enough. all i can say is that I learned a heck of a lesson.


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