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post #21 of 31
I just had the same thing happen to me last week. Be thankful you only have one card. One of my TWO GTX 570 cards was causing BSOD and it was such a pain to drain and then set up my loop over and over again troubleshooting. If you followed the instructions to install the block down to every detail, you should not feel bad about an RMA. I know I don't, and I shipped my card back to the manufacturer.

With the heatsink and fan back on, try using it in another machine if possible.
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post #22 of 31
/the reason I'm afraid to wc. lol
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post #23 of 31
something like this happened to me before on my gtx 480.

you probably knocked a component off its solder joints and now its loose.
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post #24 of 31
I hear a lot of this stuff hapenning to graphic cards :S
I will reconsider my idea of wcing my video cards for the next build
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post #25 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by $ilent View Post

Charging 90% tax on petrol isnt ethical in my books either but I still gotta pay it.

Whatever. smile.gif

It's not even the same thing we're talking about.


Watercooling is dangerous in the wrong hands. When you mount a waterblock the first thing you do is inspect if anything but what's supposed to touch the waterblock is in contact with it. Slightly bending the card, and so.
   
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post #26 of 31
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Whatever. smile.gif
It's not even the same thing we're talking about.
Watercooling is dangerous in the wrong hands. When you mount a waterblock the first thing you do is inspect if anything but what's supposed to touch the waterblock is in contact with it. Slightly bending the card, and so.

You seem to put a lot of responsibility on the user. What if the manufacturer was somehow in fault? You wouldn't know unless you send the card to RMA. Capacitor with a weak solder. When you pay premium price for something, you expect to have premium components and a minimal resistance. Plus, how is that your fault if you followed carefully every instruction?
Some manufacturers support heatsink switch if they didn't they would put stickers on the screws so you can't remove it. It's their job to make sure people don't abuse of their warranty if they really don't cover that!
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post #27 of 31
When all else fails, there is always the oven trick.

http://www.overclockers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=606658&highlight=oven+trick
post #28 of 31
My money is on a component being knocked loose while you were putting the block on.
It happens a lot.
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post #29 of 31
graphics cards tend to really hate any sort of breakage on the board or any shorting. it really seems that you werent as careful as you should have been
 
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post #30 of 31
I had the same problem, but mine was caused by some water being on one of the RAM chips of the my GPU, so I just disassembled it and let it dry for a day or so to get rid of the excess moisture on the card, and have not had any issues since.
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