What can happen when coolant leaks on a motherboard?

JStateson
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The pictures say it all!

This was an "HS-1235t" and am going to replace it with a $49 "X8DTE" 

mombo

No, that is not mis-applied heat sink compound.  It is corrosion due to the cooling liquid.

 

Hopefully the new mombo will allow more than just 2 GPUs that the older one supported.  Otherwise all 24 task will be doing WCG.

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Oh when I saw the title I

Oh when I saw the title I thought you might be asking a question "What can happen ... ?". However, it turned out to be a good illustration of what will happen. :-) BYW what is the cooling liquid composed of?

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JStateson wrote: The

JStateson wrote:

The pictures say it all!

This was an "HS-1235t" and am going to replace it with a $49 "X8DTE" 

mombo

No, that is not mis-applied heat sink compound.  It is corrosion due to the cooling liquid.

 

Hopefully the new mombo will allow more than just 2 GPUs that the older one supported.  Otherwise all 24 task will be doing WCG.

That's the only reason I've never tried that, each of my sons gave me a closed loop system someone else didn't like, they were too bulky both of them said, and I am going to try that once I move into my new home.

I'm VERY glad you found a $49 replacement motherboard though!!! Any memory or cpu's damaged in the process?

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Not sure if the x5675 is

Not sure if the x5675 is bad.  I scrubbed with %99 stuff but there are 4 spots with tarnish. 

 

I actually saw the smoke coming up out of the memory slot.  I had cleaned the board, put a temporary heat sink on CPU-0, and stuffed 1 stick of ram into each of the two banks.

I don't see how the coolant got into the slot but it is the one nearest the leak so I assume it got under the connector.

Alternatively I did not let the isopropyl dry long enough and/or it affected the socket.  

I was advised not to use that iso stuff on acrylic over at reddit and there was even a suggestion to soak the mombo if I had enough isopropyl.  I do not know why the memory socket got damaged.  I saw only smoke from melting plastic, not fire so I assume the ISO stuff did not catch on fire.

 

It was time for the mombo to go.

 

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Not sure if the x5675 is

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JStateson wrote: Not sure if

JStateson wrote:

Not sure if the x5675 is bad.  I scrubbed with %99 stuff but there are 4 spots with tarnish. 

 

I actually saw the smoke coming up out of the memory slot.  I had cleaned the board, put a temporary heat sink on CPU-0, and stuffed 1 stick of ram into each of the two banks.

I don't see how the coolant got into the slot but it is the one nearest the leak so I assume it got under the connector.

Alternatively I did not let the isopropyl dry long enough and/or it affected the socket.  

I was advised not to use that iso stuff on acrylic over at reddit and there was even a suggestion to soak the mombo if I had enough isopropyl.  I do not know why the memory socket got damaged.  I saw only smoke from melting plastic, not fire so I assume the ISO stuff did not catch on fire.

 

It was time for the mombo to go. 

I use isopropyl too but I use the pads they use for shots not on q-tips etc, I buy them by the box and get the cheap ones, they dry pretty quickly.

I hope the cpu is fine!!!

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