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Weird corrosion on H110i GTX?


Matt9882

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Hello all,

 

I took my old rig apart about 3 weeks ago, and stored my 110i GTX in it's box while I was waiting on a few parts. Apparently sometime during that waiting period, some sort of corrosion or patina formed on the copper plate of the cooler. Is this something I should worry about? Temps seem to be in line for my new 1700x, but I don't want to cause any damage if it can be avoided. Using a healthy amount of GC-Extreme I'm getting about 40*C for normal usage (writing this post with a few Chrome tabs open) - a delta of about 17-18* C over the room ambient.

 

I've attached a picture of the patina to the post. The pump/plate part *was* in it's plastic covering while it was in storage, but it wasn't on tight as the AM3 bracket was on it - not whichever Intel bracket it shipped with. Thoughts?

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Have you tried cleaning it with Tim cleaner/alcohol (not vodka etc, isopropyl? )

 

Well first I tried whiskey, and when that didn't work...

 

Seriously though, yes. I cleaned it thoroughly with Arctic Silver ArctiClean and then used their Thermal Surface purifier. When that didn't do anything I hit it up with some spare rubbing alcohol. These pictures were posted after it was cleaned.

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Yeah, I can't quite figure it out either. I have seem some similar discoloration, but not short term like that. I am afraid it goes a few microns down into the cold plate and you probably need some type of metal cleaning solution to take a couple layers off. I don't have a recommendation for that, but I am hoping some of the modders may have a suggestion. I am curious myself.
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