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post #1 of 17
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Hi guys need urgent help here

Having setup my new watercooling system and the graphic card won't boot, i get a red message on the screen saying ''there is no power connected to the graphic card..''

I have the following setup:

1. 1x 6 pin, 1x 8 pin power supply directly to the card
2. I have not plugged in the fan 4 pin from the air cooler, would this be the issue?
3. I have plugged in both 8 Pin ATX cables to the mobo (too much for one HD5970?)
4. 24 pin cable is plugged in on the mobo as well

I cant access BIOS so far as it won't start. On the ASUS RIIIE it shows red light indicating a VGA card issue which would be correct at this stage ;-)
I have switched on the PCI-E 16x Lane switches as well (in order to enable the PCI-E cards)

thanks for the speedy reply.
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post #2 of 17
Check if the screws are on correctly, could be causing a short.
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post #3 of 17
Remove the card, and reinstall. If your PSU is modular, then check both ends of the power cables are fully inserted.

Edit: You may well want to try plugging in the old air cooler and see if that helps.
Edited by allikat - 2/12/11 at 8:42pm
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post #4 of 17
there must be a leak. look for water spill or puddle. get a blow dryer and paper towels and clean it up.
disconnect psu cord and remove motherboard battery.
wait a few hours till everything is dry before trying to power that thing up again.
post #5 of 17
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both ends are fully inserted, i will unscrew so not to over tighten then, i hope i did not damage the card...

how can they become a short with the screws inserted? because of the TIM paste and pads?

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post #6 of 17
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there must be a leak. look for water spill or puddle. get a blow dryer and paper towels and clean it up.
disconnect psu cord and remove motherboard battery.
wait a few hours till everything is dry before trying to power that thing up again.
i leak tested it for at least 24 hrs before powering up this morning...but will recheck it.. thanks mate
    
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post #7 of 17
What TIM are you using? I once had a bit of AS 5 smudged onto my graphics card that prevented it from working.
    
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post #8 of 17
My 5970 used to give me that red power cable message. It was the little +2 cable as part of the 8 pin cable that wasn't snapped in all the way. My 8 pin pci-e cables are 6+2 and the 2 sometimes had to be fiddled with to keep from getting the red BIOS message about power.
    
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post #9 of 17
AS5 IS conductive. When applying apply it to the chip and only the chip lol get it on any pcb itl shortcircuit.
    
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post #10 of 17
Unplug and replug the power cables before you touch your loop. Make sure they're in correctly.
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