ARCTIC SILVER EMERGENCY

CreamFilling

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After the 4th successful appliance of arctic silver 3 on a set of radeon 9800 pro's that i was doing last night i happend to make a big mistake. By mistake i got a bit of arctic silver 3 on the back of my finger and then when wreasleing with the HSF clips it got spread onto the part of the video card that gets plugged into the motherboard. I cleaned it with some cue tips but i can still see lines of the arctic silver 3 between the gold wire thingys that plug into the mobo. The arctic silver 3 doesnt want to come out with the cue tips and i dont want to put water on it. How do i save this 400 doller card? I was doing this for a bunch of friends and someone is going to be very pissed if i fry their card by shorting it out. Thanks in advance!
 

Flinx

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Have you tried alcohol from the pharmacy. 100% Isopropyl Alcohol or maybe ethyl alcohol. (Not sure but don't think these will hurt most plastics used with computers)

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phial

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OMFG YIKES!


i hope that AC isnt conductive.. youd think that it is slightly, cause of teh silver ingredience

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Willamette_sucks

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Its not, they guarantee it. Go to their damn website.

"Not electrically conductive.
Arctic Silver 3 was formulated to conduct heat, not electricity. It is only electrically conductive in a thin layer under extreme compression."

If you're still a bit worried, I've got something that might work for you. When I was unlocking my Palomino with silver laqour, I got some where I didnt want it to be. It was pretty impossible to completely remove it. All ya gotta do (and what I did) is use a razor blade or exacto knife and CUT the trace somewhere. Look at where, and what, the AS3 is connecting, and cut it somewhere (just a tiny bit, enough to go completely through the AS3).

U say its by the AGP pins, well that should make it even easier. Trust me, it won't mess anything up, if it does, then you just use conductive silver laqour and re-connect whatever. But that's not gonna happen.

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