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I just setup a new system with a custom loop. I installed the koolance waterblock on the EVGA gtx 590.

The system is running fine when in safe mode, or when I had no graphics driver installed.

I just installed the graphics drivers. I have tried installing the drivers off the cd, and the latest drivers on nvidia. With both, I am having the same problem.

The problem is: when windows boots up, about 5-15 seconds after the desktop shows up, screen goes blank, no input. Then the computer resets and I can't get anything on screen unless I push the reset button.

Note: I removed the stock fans on the card and installed the koolance waterblock. Is it possible it is detecting the fan is disconnected?

I figure I would ask here since this may be water cooling related. What do you think is the problem?
-overheating?
-drivers?
-fan connection error of some kind?

I figure I might repost this in the graphics card section if I can't figure this out
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Well, that's good news that it works in safe mode and at least you're getting a signal.

Just checking...you have the thermal pads and paste making contact with the chip, VRMs, and all that stuff? I'm sure you do...but you never know, maybe it's overheating.
    
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drivers most likely, call nvidia, do the fans turn on? Maybe thats the issue
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I would say overhearting perhaps check the thermal pads on the VRM's
    
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I blame heat.

Check thermal pads on VRMs. You could also try to reapply TIM on the core itself.
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post #6 of 11
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I think I may have added some confusion about the fans. There are no longer any fans connected, since there is a waterblock installed. The old fans/heatsink has been removed. I do believe the thermal pads are touching and all that. It was working fine for 2-3 weeks with the stock cooler.
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Working in SafeMode and not Windows 7 regular, is generally driver issues, or a loose monitor cable. I suggest either trying a different DVI connector, or completely wiping all traces of nVidia drivers and then try again with the latest 275.21 drivers.

If you have access to the desktop in normal mode check out the GPU temps with Afterburner and make sure its not over heating (maybe you didn't install the block so well.)
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post #8 of 11
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It is definitely not a loose dvi cable. I would be checking temps but I am not able to since I can't run windows in normal. I am currently doing a reinstall of windows to see if that helps. I tried the cd drivers AND the latest from nvidia.
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I just reinstalled and ran afterburner in normal mode. the temps on gpu1 were in the high 70s. Then about 1 min into it being on, it shot up to 90+ and then shut off. Any ideas on the exact diagnosis? I have emptied the system and removed the gfx card. I am taking the backplate off as I type this
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post #10 of 11
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Solved. Just had to re mount the waterblock and screw the screws tight. I'm getting 25c gnu idle temp now.
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