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post #1 of 24
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Hi everyone,

I just installed a watercooling loop inside my Corsair 600T. The specs go as follows:

  • Swiftech RX240
  • Primochill Myriad D5 w/ Swiftech MCP655
  • Swiftech Apogee XT


Everything is installed as planned, nothing is touching any other components, no leaks, etc etc, however my PC will not turn on.

My motherboard is an Asus P8P67 Pro, so it has 2 LED indicators that light up green when I plug in the PSU. One is for the DRAM, the other is for "CLRTC".

When I jump the power jumpers, the DRAM lights up green and stays that way.

How can I troubleshoot this issue?

Thanks,
Gus
    
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post #2 of 24
Any beep codes? Would need a cwse or mobo header speaker but it is always agood place to start if it wont post.

Could also be because there is no fan hooked to the cpu fan header. Try connecting a fan so you can get into the bios to turn the feature off
    
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post #3 of 24
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I have two GentleTyphoon fans connected to CPU_FAN and CHA1_FAN.

I'll have to see if I have a spare mobo header speaker, but I'm not quite sure I do.. I'll tear down the rig and see if I can narrow down the problem that way.,
    
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post #4 of 24
8-pin CPU and 24-pin mobo are both plugged in right? stupid question i know just making sure
post #5 of 24
Did you plug the front panel headers in correctly??
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post #6 of 24
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Both the 8-Pin and motherboard connectors are plugged in correctly, as well as the front panel headers.

I hardwired the fan to the PSU using a molex -> PWM connector, and jumped the mobo pins. The fans didn't spin, which leads me to believe some pins are damaged from when I jumped it to leak test. Does that sound plausible?
    
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post #7 of 24
I've had some weird stuff when adding a lot of fans and cold cathodes where my system just wouldn't start.
Turned out I just had to check every ******* connection, the molex and other connections are so cheaply made, you might have some loose things.
Disconnect a few fans/other unnecessary stuff to see if that might be the case.
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post #8 of 24
I always clear CMOS, but if check your molex connectors as mentioned, I have had a pin pop out (that my pump was plugged into) just from stuffing the rats nest in and closing the side panel.
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post #9 of 24
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I just tried to clear the CMOS by moving the CLRTC jumpers. Nothing changed.

To make it clear, the PC doesn't even "rev up", the DRAM light just turns on. Is it possible that by me jumping the psu with a paper clip something broke? :/
    
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post #10 of 24
I would do this as a last resort, but testing everything dry would help. When was the last time your rig worked correctly?
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