Question Brown oily liquid leaking from a heat pipe

Jun 21, 2020
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Hey everybody,

I need some help about a problem I have on my GPU.

It's an Asus Strix GTX980 ti (OC), and few days ago I noticed a thick brown liquid that was leaking from an heat pipe. (It's not leaking too hard , just a drop.)
I tried to figured out what it could be, and I still have no idea, and also i would like to know if it's a real problem.
(Btw tell me how I can add a picture I took of the stain)

Thank you to who ever can help me figuring out what it is.
 

gamenadez

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You upload image on other site like https://imgbb.com/
then post the link here.

its bad :) it be bad if that liquid go inside your pcie..open your gpu and clean it with alcohol just dont put alchohol on thermal pad.. look around it and find the hole..maybe solder it.
 
Jun 21, 2020
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It's thermal oil from the thermal pads. It's harmless.
The worst it does is leave stains.

Are you sure, cause usually thermal oil from thermal pads doesn't look brown. It's usually looks like a thin transparent stain.

But I hope you're right and it's just thermal oil.
 

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