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Hi, I have installed my waterblock on the card, but i want to see whether it is functioning fine before i continue on with the build. Would it be safe for me to stick it in the PC and start it up for a few seconds to see if anything comes on screen? I would then turn it off immediatly again. This will be with no liquid running through it of course.

It would be no more than 5 seconds.

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post #2 of 14
personally i would not
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I personally wouldn't recommend it however, if it is only for a couple seconds I doubt the card would cook or anything for that matter
    
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post #4 of 14
I wouldn't risk it, but maybe someone else knows more about this (as i've never watercooled anything)
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post #5 of 14
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People bake the card for like 45 minutes at a much warmer temperature.
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post #6 of 14
Yes, but baking is for cards that are dead/faulty, so you don't generally loose much if it goes wrong.

I wouldn't want to risk it with such an expensive piece of kit, no. Just wait.

What are the chances it won't work? Very small I should think, consider that, before you make any rash decisions.
    
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post #7 of 14
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Alright thanks guys.

I'll wait until tomorrow when I have everything assembled
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post #8 of 14
Did you use actual water with this loop or a coolant of some sort? You knew the risks you took when you decided to go under water. XD
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post #9 of 14
i once turned on my computer without my H50 pump plugged in. it was idling at 65C and eventually froze. but it has been fine.

it should be fine in the BIOS just to see the temperature monitors real quick
post #10 of 14
You will be fine.

I have turned on my computer without a cpu heatsink + graphic heatsink to make sure everything worked. (only for 10 sec max until bios came up)
    
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