Originally Posted by MjrTom
It does sound like something is overheating.
Could you quote some temps such as the following
1.Ambient room temp (approx)
4.NB/SB Temps (if possible)
The corruption of the screen would suggest that your GPU is overheating.
Have your ensured that the water cooling lines are fully bleeded of air? Sometimes it can be difficult to get all the air out of the blocks when you first fill it.
Air is a very good insulator and could have a big effect on the system.
Just my thoughts.
The ambient room temperature is pretty cool, definitely a bit less than average room temperature. The CPU temperature is about 21 celsius at least from the sensor on top of the waterblock. The BIOS had it at 5 celsius though *shrug*. As for the NB/SB/case/mosfett, I'd have to measure those, maybe tonight or tomorrow and repost here. (By the way what is the mosfett?).
As for the air in the tubing, yeah there is a bit in there still, because I keep having to turn the case on its side to work on it (radiator is at top of tower case) and that makes it so air is in the tubes. But they're just tiny bubbles, smaller than a soda can. Can that really hurt so much?
I'm afraid it's the GPU too. I might have to buy a cheap pcie card (if such a thing exists) with a stock heatsink, throw it in there, and see if the machine still has problems...