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2020/06/05 23:44:57 (permalink)
Was installing some new case fans today and I noticed a spot on the back plate of my gpu. At first I thought that my deepcool castle AIO had somehow leaked onto my card as the spot is directly below it but I felt around the hoses and everything seemed dry and temps have been normal. The spot has a greasy feel to it. There is a thermal pad directly beneath the back plate where the spot is so now I'm thinking this may be where the spot came from. Everything is functioning fine so I assume I have nothing to worry about? Hopefully it is perfectly normal and I'm just being paranoid. Hope someone can fill me in. 
 
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Re: Is this normal? 2070 Super FTW3 Oil spot 2020/06/06 01:09:30 (permalink)
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Re: Is this normal? 2070 Super FTW3 Oil spot 2020/06/06 01:16:53 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Hoggle 2020/06/06 02:25:31
That is thermal pad silicone coming out. It is ugly, but not harmful. The only time it could cause harm is if you let dust accumulate and it causes a short. Typically that isn’t an issue.

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Re: Is this normal? 2070 Super FTW3 Oil spot 2020/06/06 02:28:41 (permalink)
As said it's the thermal pad grease. It does not conduct electricity and is normal to see on cards. As for the dust mentioned above it would take a lot of build up of dust to cause a problem and would probably at that point be causing problems with other hardware. Its good to clean a dust out of a PC every couple months and pretty easy to do if you set a reminder on your phone.

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Re: Is this normal? 2070 Super FTW3 Oil spot 2020/06/06 04:39:22 (permalink)
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Re: Is this normal? 2070 Super FTW3 Oil spot 2020/06/06 05:02:51 (permalink)
Yep, normal.

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Re: Is this normal? 2070 Super FTW3 Oil spot 2020/06/06 10:34:10 (permalink)
Thanks everybody. I had uploaded some pictures in my original post but it looks like they didn't work. Here is a photo just for the heck of it. 
 
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Re: Is this normal? 2070 Super FTW3 Oil spot 2020/06/06 11:12:14 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Es_enjoy11 2020/06/06 13:13:23
Unfortunately, while I will disagree and say this is NOT normal, it is alas, very common.  By 'not normal' I mean that thermal pads should not weep. The cause is using cheap substandard thermal pads and has been a nagging issue with EVGA for years. I personally think they'd gain enough in good will by spending a few extra pennies and we would not see a couple of these threads every month. They leave a bad impression of quality IMO.

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Re: Is this normal? 2070 Super FTW3 Oil spot 2020/06/06 13:13:58 (permalink)
How would I go about cleaning this off? Should I even bother?
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Re: Is this normal? 2070 Super FTW3 Oil spot 2020/06/06 14:07:25 (permalink)
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How would I go about cleaning this off? Should I even bother?


I've used WD-40 and a soft cloth and Q-tip to get the oil off, then 91% IPA to clean off the WD-40 residue. The longer it remains the harder it is to remove. It's mostly a cosmetic issue.

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