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Water poured on PC while it was working. Please help!

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May 21, 2013 1:23:33 AM

Well yesterday I played a game and accidentaly a glass of water poured on the PC. I immidiaetly turned it off, I dryed it with a mop and I used hairdryer a little (though I didn't know it shouldn't be used). Later when I turned on PC everything was working fine, except that the temperatures on CPU (which went up to 70 when I opened a game, and when idle they are about 50) and I think on North Bridge (it says on HWMonitor PIN2 temperature and it goes really really high, it even went to like 90 degrees and PC turned off then), I think it is a problem with thermal paste, but what are your suggestions? Oh and can PC be damaged after being poured with water (My friend who works with PCs told me it either dies or it continues working well) ?
BTW my specs are: i5 3570k, MSI 7870 Twin Frozr III, Seasonic 650AM, Gigabyte z77x UD3H, Seagate Barracuda 1tb, Kingston HyperX Predator 8GB.

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a b V Motherboard
May 21, 2013 1:51:11 AM

Yes, a PC can absolutely be damaged if it gets a partial short that's not enough to kill it.

If you think it's the thermal paste, try replacing that, and make sure to check all connections.

Also, next time that happens, don't use a mop - use one of those squeegy cloth things (sorry for the hideously unhelpful reference) and methylated alcohol.
May 21, 2013 1:53:46 AM

DarkSable said:
Yes, a PC can absolutely be damaged if it gets a partial short that's not enough to kill it.

If you think it's the thermal paste, try replacing that, and make sure to check all connections.

Also, next time that happens, don't use a mop - use one of those squeegy cloth things (sorry for the hideously unhelpful reference) and methylated alcohol.

Well yeah I used those "cloth things" i just called it mop because I don't know the real name.
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a b V Motherboard
May 21, 2013 1:55:12 AM

stefan37 said:
Well yeah I used those "cloth things" i just called it mop because I don't know the real name.


As you can tell, nobody does. But yeah, if you're having a heat issue, you should both check your temperatures with a second monitor and reapply thermal paste.

May 21, 2013 2:24:44 AM

DarkSable said:
stefan37 said:
Well yeah I used those "cloth things" i just called it mop because I don't know the real name.


As you can tell, nobody does. But yeah, if you're having a heat issue, you should both check your temperatures with a second monitor and reapply thermal paste.



Well as far as I noticed there are only heat issues with CPU and that "PIN2" thing from HWMonitor. I will reapply the thermal paste, and hope that will work. Thank you!
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