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Compressed gas duster on GPU, did i break it?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi forum, i just bought a used EVGA 750TI FTW edition. 

Worked proberly when buying it, and i went past a pc store on the way back and bought a can of "compressed gas duster".

It says that its for cleaning computer components and i just tried it when i got home (ofc. i let out some gas first to insure that there was no water or so)

but when i then afterwards used it on the graphics card i just bought it gave something that looked abit like white foam. 

It went away shortly, but i am afraid that i broke the gpu because of it.

Is it supposed to do that? is it possible that i broke the GPU?

Cant even test if the gpu works, because that i need a new power supply to run it. (which i will pick up at a friends house tomorrow morning (european time, gmt +1 so in like 10 hours.) 

(the card requires a 6-pin connecter, which my psu doesent have.) 
The thought that it might be broken got me sleepless.


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No, no worries, I suppose I could even submerge one in water and if dried it would still be okay, cards don't die from a single droplet of substance, especially when it's literally canned air. I would be more worried that it was dead before you did it...


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Allshevski said:

No, no worries, I suppose I could even submerge one in water and if dried it would still be okay, cards don't die from a single droplet of substance, especially when it's literally canned air. I would be more worried that it was dead before you did it...

Thanks for the answer. 
Is the compressed gas safe to use in general? 
Is it possible to break any electronic components? 


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1 minute ago, L0gic said:

Thanks for the answer. 
Is the compressed gas safe to use in general? 
Is it possible to break any electronic components? 

Yes, it's just compressed air.

There is a chance but only if they are running and the cold that creates while decompression happens causes some condensation that shorts the circuit. If you simply turn them off and let everything dry nicely out, there is minimal chance of breaking anything (literally it's safer to do that than wipe it with wet cloth which causes no damage whatsoever or even leaving the dust in that may lead to high temps...


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Ended out working 100%, so thats great.
 

Thanks for the answers. 
And jokes. 


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If you continue to use it, just hold the fans still so they won't spin. 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, Mick Naughty said:

If you continue to use it, just hold the fans still so they won't spin. 

Thanks for the tip! :)


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