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Found some screws here at the house that I was able to use. Switched out the EK screws with my own and it powered right up. Guess the board was warping enough to short something. Thanks for the help all
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Found some screws here at the house that I was able to use. Switched out the EK screws with my own and it powered right up. Guess the board was warping enough to short something. Thanks for the help all

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post #13 of 19
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Just looking at the back of the motherboard behind the CPU it looks like the motherboard is flexing a little bit. I'm almost certain this is the problem. I'm going to run to Home Depot to get some different screws and rig something else up


That shouldn't affect boot. When you tested by removing the 970, did you put in another one? By what you wrote that part was vague and implied something completely different.
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That shouldn't affect boot. When you tested by removing the 970, did you put in another one? By what you wrote that part was vague and implied something completely different.

Unlikely since the loop was already set up. And if switching the screws out let it boot right up, I would wager that it did affect it...
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post #15 of 19
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That shouldn't affect boot. When you tested by removing the 970, did you put in another one? By what you wrote that part was vague and implied something completely different.
When I tested on air I used the GPU from the bedroom PC. When it all tested good, I reinstalled the loop, including the blocked 970. I got no power again. I pulled the GPU out of the PCIe slot and held it with the block still installed and plumbed into the loop and tried powering up and nothing still. I reinstalled the card and switched out the CPU block screws with longer ones and it booted up. So I've concluded that the stock CPU block screws were so tight and causing so much warping of the mobo that it was creating a short or some other issue. But it works now and that's all that matters.
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Unlikely since the loop was already set up. And if switching the screws out let it boot right up, I would wager that it did affect it...
Yup, I've concluded that the flexing of the board due to the tightness of the stock screws was the issue
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Found some screws here at the house that I was able to use. Switched out the EK screws with my own and it powered right up. Guess the board was warping enough to short something. Thanks for the help all
Hi!

Interesting find. Is the stock backplate made of plastic or metal? I haven't seen plastic ones in a while but they could be too weak for any decent cooler, including EK.

I'm glad you got it working and sorry for the hiccup! thumb.gif

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That shouldn't affect boot. When you tested by removing the 970, did you put in another one? By what you wrote that part was vague and implied something completely different.
When I tested on air I used the GPU from the bedroom PC. When it all tested good, I reinstalled the loop, including the blocked 970. I got no power again. I pulled the GPU out of the PCIe slot and held it with the block still installed and plumbed into the loop and tried powering up and nothing still. I reinstalled the card and switched out the CPU block screws with longer ones and it booted up. So I've concluded that the stock CPU block screws were so tight and causing so much warping of the mobo that it was creating a short or some other issue. But it works now and that's all that matters.
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Unlikely since the loop was already set up. And if switching the screws out let it boot right up, I would wager that it did affect it...
Yup, I've concluded that the flexing of the board due to the tightness of the stock screws was the issue


Damn that is off the wall. That board must have been quite warped then? Enough to interfere with the pcie lanes preventing boot on a mainstream gaming gpu.
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Hi!

Interesting find. Is the stock backplate made of plastic or metal? I haven't seen plastic ones in a while but they could be too weak for any decent cooler, including EK.

I'm glad you got it working and sorry for the hiccup! thumb.gif

Regards,
Niko
hey Niko, thanks for the response. The build was for my brother in law who lost the original stock backplate when he installed an H55. So he bought a new one from Amazon and the one he got was plastic. I think katie you may be right in that a plastic backplate isn't sturdy enough for the water block. I ended up pushing the nuts out of the backplate and using longer screws with washers and some lock nuts and was able to get it working. I don't blame EK for this problem at all, purely user error. Again, thank you for your response and concern in the matter
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Hello morencyam!

Thanks for your reply. I got worried a bit and went out to test it on FM1 I have here on hard. I suspected the plastic backplate may be too flimsy but honestly hadn't had issues even with plastic backplates. Must be an issue with MX AMD / this particular mobo with plastic backplate combo that causes issues.

As long as it's working! thumb.gif

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