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Just recently(today) decided to take the plunge into water cooling. Everything working entirely fine before. Checked everything out booted after getting it under water and ran it for a while. Temps were good everything was stable. Turned off the computer to go to work, family friends kids come over(teenagers) must have turned on the computer.

I came into my room saw that it was on and wasn't displaying picture, rebooted it. Lines all over the screen, purple horizontal lines. As far as I knew this is a graphics card related issue, I can boot into bios(lines present) fiddle with settings, do whatever I want then start up the computer and right after the windows loading screen comes up, the screen stops receiving display. And I can't do anything.

I'm beyond disbelief right now. I'm a college student who just built a huge first project and now i'm feeling it may have been junked in a day.

Any help as always is insanely appreciated.

Edit: I'm fairly certain this means ram on the cards is done for. If this is the case I doubt there is any fixing it.. if you're just trying to avoid being the bearer of bad news don't hesitate. Id rather now if my things are broken or not XD.

This may be a short dip into water cooling :X
Edited by jcpiont23 - 8/8/11 at 1:09am
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post #2 of 13
Sounds like a GPU crapped out.
Do you have another GPU to test to see if it is a GPU problem and not a problem else where?
post #3 of 13
Check all the connections, it could be something as simple as the monitor cable being partly unplugged. If you think the case has been knocked you could also try reseating the card(s).
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yeah, there's a good chance your waterblock on GPU didn't make proper connection with the ram situated on your GPU. However have hope, and take everything off, plug it back in and pray.
    
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So you guys think I should try draining everything and then reseating? I mean I have nothing to lose right?

And yeah a friend would have a card I could test I'm sure so I can see what exactly the problem is. I'll just keep crossing my fingers and holding my rabbits foot for now.

Also I checked the cables, fairly certain the problem doesn't lie there just because the monitor stops displaying at the same point in the boot up every time I start the computer, but I checked anywho and they all look good.

I just find it strange because before I left for work I got a successful boot with no problems and was even able to run some benches to see the temps(fur mark/msi kombustor for a while) if I had fried one of the ram chips that would have been when it happened however it never showed until I came back and rebooted the computer?
Edited by jcpiont23 - 8/8/11 at 10:27am
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So you guys think I should try draining everything and then reseating? I mean I have nothing to lose right?

And yeah a friend would have a card I could test I'm sure so I can see what exactly the problem is. I'll just keep crossing my fingers and holding my rabbits foot for now.
Better safe than sorry. However, double check all of your connections first. I went into my office one day and my screen appeared to be dead, my housekeeper pulled my DVI connector 3/4 way out of my screen while cleaning!
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post #7 of 13
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Connections are looking clean, i realized I can actually get into safe mode(lines persist) and uninstall the drivers, i'm reinstalling them now as I was unable to boot my computer passed the login screen once the drivers were taken off the computer.

My guess is that this is because the resolution is back down to 800x600. And the higher resolution and the graphics card don't get along. However we'll see after a driver reinstall what happens.

Then it might be time to dismantle the whole loop and go for a reseat.

Reinstalling the drivers did again cause the system to stop displaying at the login screen, i can still login so the computer is functioning it is simply a problem in the display. I just logged on blind and could hear the noise to confirm this.

Now to attempt to drain the loop XD. What a bummer.
Edited by jcpiont23 - 8/8/11 at 10:59am
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post #8 of 13
Make sure that you use a driver cleaner program before you install the new drivers.
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Suggestion on that program?
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Here is one http://www.softpedia.com/get/Securit...-Cleaner.shtml
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