One of my rigs started acting up today and I found some oil dripped on the mobo. I started looking for the source, and on the two rigs I checked I found visible oil dripping from the back end of three AMD cards. At first I thought I had blown a cap and it was leaking but after I took the back plate off all I found was a rubber like strip that was melting or leaking oil down the back plate and dripping onto the mobo below. I run my cards at ~60-65C so I have no idea what is going on.
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Anyone know what is going on here? I am really hoping I don’t have to clean this stuff off all my AMD cards.
Update: So after closer inspection 12 out of 14 RX480 cards have this sticky oil dripping. The two that don’t are XFX brand. This sticky stuff is all over my PSU’s, SSD, memory, PCIe slots and more.
Final update: Found threads on Etherum forum that they see this problem and its is a known issue with Nitro cards. Its silicone oozing from the memory heat transfer pad and will happen with 24X7 use. AMD says to just wipe it off… kinda hard to do once its inside a PCIe slot. So watch your AMD cards for this stuff oozing onto you other components.