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Well, before I start let me say that 99% of my problems thus far havn't been Nvidia's fault, just old/dying hardware and some small faults in configuration. My 295 is still in for RMA, and I realized I would probably like to keep one of my 460s for PhysX and to keep my main rig quiet I would want it under water, so I purchased an EK FC block for it with the backplate. After installing the block, and integrating the GPU into my loop, and putting the two 460's I'm using (one does not belong to me) into SLi, I power on my rig, and my bios POST is PINK. I let it boot anyway, and the 460 runs fine, just the video is pink. no artifacting. just... pink. Its not the cable to my monitor, because just by switching between the two gpus, the video is no longer pink.
Obviously something is wrong with the GPU/waterblock install, but what should I look for?
    
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There was some issue ( had it myself ) with the EK blocks on the GTX 470's
The tension ring that goes around the actual GPU was causing a short.
I just put a small piece of paper between the bracket and the PCB, problem solved..
Not sure what the issue is here. But if you tear it apart, look for places where it could be shorting out.
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Thank's Capwn I looked at the threat about that, I didn't receive any sort of insulator like that with my waterblock, though I'm not certain that is causing the issue. There isn't really a bracker on this waterblock its just a single solid surface with the threads tapped into it. I'll see if theres anything touching in roughly that area.

Okay so after some further troubleshooting, its only the PRIMARY DVI port on the primary gpu. Thanks for the help everyone, this pretty much narrows it down.
Edited by Xaero252 - 2/5/11 at 1:04pm
    
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