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Community Manager
Community Manager

Re: Think you've done a stupid thing to your AMD graphics card? Top this...

Wow, first time I've ever seen wax on a GPU. Hope it's still working.

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Forerunner
Forerunner

Re: Think you've done a stupid thing to your AMD graphics card? Top this...

Oils can definitely conduct electricity. Transformers are submerged in oil for cooling purposes.

Oil Condition Monitoring Using Electrical Conductivity

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Forerunner
Forerunner

Re: Think you've done a stupid thing to your AMD graphics card? Top this...

As noted it depends on what oils you are using. That's why I posted the link to clarify that oils can most definitely be electrically conductive.

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Big Boss
Big Boss

Re: Think you've done a stupid thing to your AMD graphics card? Top this...

If you want, check "electrical conductivity of (soy) waxes".

There is also the "breakdown of liquid content/evaporation, etc...".

I was curious, had to have a read up(at least the card will be well preserved ).

Ryzen 5 5600x, B550 aorus pro ac, Hyper 212 black, 2 x 16gb F4-3200c16d kit, Aorus nvme gen4 1tb,
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Forerunner
Forerunner

Re: Think you've done a stupid thing to your AMD graphics card? Top this...

Even air and dust are electrically conductive as many PC owners have learned when static electricity zaps their semiconductor components and turns them into junk. Pouring wax, oil or anything else on your mobo is NOT recommended for obvious reasons.

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Adept III
Adept III

Re: Think you've done a stupid thing to your AMD graphics card? Top this...

Well the first thing i thought of after reading your post is  ' Good thing you didnt start a FIRE' with that Candle otherwise the wax would be the last thing you'd be worried about.

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Big Boss
Big Boss

Re: Think you've done a stupid thing to your AMD graphics card? Top this...

I have seen lots of crap leak through the top of a machine. Putting a candle on the top of a machine is definitely crazy.

Use a large candle plate and next time so not place it on top of the machine.

Be grateful your video card survived

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Challenger
Challenger

Re: Think you've done a stupid thing to your AMD graphics card? Top this...

melt it slowly with  an hair dryer and use tissue to soak up the wax easy

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