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Just installed a water block on my 7970. Everything went fine. Put it in my system and the screen had 2 pink bars running up it. When i got into widows the whole screen was artifacted. For some reason it said the driver was not installed. So i installed it and rebooted. The pink bars and artifacts were still there but now i cant even get into windows. It is just a black screen.... help please
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Did you test the card before the water block? If so, you may want to double check the seat of the card in the slot, then check the seat of the block on the card to make sure nothing is shorted out.
 
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Just installed a water block on my 7970. Everything went fine. Put it in my system and the screen had 2 pink bars running up it. When i got into widows the whole screen was artifacted. For some reason it said the driver was not installed. So i installed it and rebooted. The pink bars and artifacts were still there but now i cant even get into windows. It is just a black screen.... help please

Try putting the stock cooler back on the GPU and check how it runs. You could also reseat the GFX card first as a quick check.
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Try putting the stock cooler back on the GPU and check how it runs. You could also reseat the GFX card first as a quick check.

This.

You can have a short somewhere.
   
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Yes the card worked fine before i put the block on
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go back to before-waterblock cooling for now...look for anywhere that metal might be making contact
 
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Have you checked the temps on the card? One possibility is that the water block comes in contact with the cards PCB cousin a short circuit.
    
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Piece of junk still botched even after reinstalling stock cooler. Cant even get into windows. Still has the pink bars and artifacts. Should i take a pic of the stock cooler and pcb and see if yu guys see anything wrong?
Edited by oicwutudidthar - 2/2/12 at 12:18pm
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Piece of junk still botched even after reinstalling stock cooler. Cant even get into windows. Still has the pink bars and artifacts. Should i take a pic of the stock cooler and pcb and see if yu guys see anything wrong?

Wouldn't hurt.

FWIW, take it as a learning experience, we've all have to learn the hard way once before, it's simply part of life smile.gif
    
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