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I recently installed a waterblock on my 9800GX2, I didn't tighten one side of the card properly, and when I booted and checked the temps one side was at 109C. ( the other was at 43C biggrin.gif) I immedeately shut my computer down. I reseated the block, and tightened everything down. On boot - no video, But the PCIE power lights and the LED's at the end come on. is it dead?
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Try reseating the cooler again.. look for marks on the GPU.. good luck. thumb.gif
 
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thanks, going to do it now.....
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109C is not going to kill a video card, even for a extended period. Generally they won't take damage under over 120C. They are tough, and rated much higher than CPUs.

It's possible the temp was being read wrong, and that it actually did fry. It could also be that the block is just too tight. I've had a few computers not boot because the CPU heatsink was screwed on too tight, could be the same going on here with the GPU.
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could be a metal to metal short..do you have nylon washers? If not..get some! thumb.gif
 
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the cores...
450
the block was purchased used. I looked for Installation guide on the internet, but couldn't find anything. I contacted the seller and he gave me the instructions he used. I dont have nylon washers, but it originaly didn't come with them.

edit: reseating, and reassembling now...
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Quote:
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the cores...
450
the block was purchased used. I looked for Installation guide on the internet, but couldn't find anything. I contacted the seller and he gave me the instructions he used. I dont have nylon washers, but it originaly didn't come with them.
edit: reseating, and reassembling now...

Everything looks fine to me, and as murlocke said, 109c is NOT going to kill a card. Some load normally around 100c.
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Reseated reasembled, same issue.
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post #9 of 12
Try putting the stock HSF back on and see if it boot? It could be that some how the block is shorting the card as others have suggested. IMHo I doubt the card fried from being at 109C for a short period.
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@ this point..i'd revert to stock cooler and see if it works..
 
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