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EKWB on Crosshair VI Boot issue - Solved

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So after days of fighting the issue I have solved it, and I wanted everyone to know so they can stop fighting it.

I was getting every QCODE under the sun in all categories, Red, white, green reboot didnt matter. Sometimes it would make it past post, most time it wouldn't. Other times it would freeze randomly in windows for hard lock.

What I read:
Others had to reduce water block thumb nut pressure: worked more often but still failed
Others tried Dram boot and reg voltage needed be set in manual and the same value, had no effect

The solution:
Pry the white factory backing plate material off of the original back plate.
Lay it on top of your rubber gasket making sure to put the original side of the white material to MB to maintain consistency.
Press firmly so the adhesive that used to be on factory backing plate is now stuck to black rubber gasket
use a pair of scissors to trim all black rubber material away from outside of white factory material so that the rubber stays within the parameter of factory white material.
reattach backing plate and install per EKWB installation manual.

Worked great, was able to tighten down the fasteners to the proper torque and haven't had a boot fail in a week. Have tried 1002 - 0083 had no problem with any of them. Ultimately it seems as though the EKWB material may have the ability to conduct electricity and cause a short.

Try your luck see if it works for you
post #2 of 4
My original Gasket came with a resistance of around 1 MegaOhm and they send me a new "improved" one with which i couldn´t even Start my PC so i mesaured that one and it got around 60 KiloOhm, maybe i´m geting the new EVO-AMD mounting screws for it otherwise i will make a different fix for my system because your way is too thick for me.
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Thread Starter 
Too thick? It's like 20 thou. That white stuff is thin, the threaded posts easily start and tread to depth, what would the thickness affect?
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Originally Posted by Silenttrouble View Post

So after days of fighting the issue I have solved it, and I wanted everyone to know so they can stop fighting it.

I was getting every QCODE under the sun in all categories, Red, white, green reboot didnt matter. Sometimes it would make it past post, most time it wouldn't. Other times it would freeze randomly in windows for hard lock.

What I read:
Others had to reduce water block thumb nut pressure: worked more often but still failed
Others tried Dram boot and reg voltage needed be set in manual and the same value, had no effect

The solution:
Pry the white factory backing plate material off of the original back plate.
Lay it on top of your rubber gasket making sure to put the original side of the white material to MB to maintain consistency.
Press firmly so the adhesive that used to be on factory backing plate is now stuck to black rubber gasket
use a pair of scissors to trim all black rubber material away from outside of white factory material so that the rubber stays within the parameter of factory white material.
reattach backing plate and install per EKWB installation manual.

Worked great, was able to tighten down the fasteners to the proper torque and haven't had a boot fail in a week. Have tried 1002 - 0083 had no problem with any of them. Ultimately it seems as though the EKWB material may have the ability to conduct electricity and cause a short.

Try your luck see if it works for you

THis is what I tried and it's been fine for weeks. Had all the same issues and tried all the recommended items listed above but no joy. EK said it's normally installation error and are sending me a new improved gasket.

I have used the above method and all is fine so I wont be trying the new gasket.
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