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Hello just wondering, if its allright to run a gpu with just water block no liquid, to see if bios will show, or some kind of picture
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I wouldn't but I'm sure you could for a few seconds.
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It would be fine for a few seconds, ONLY!!
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Thanks, just dont want to install bad component's into a new MOBO.
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maybe if you have pump already, just hook pump and res to ur gpu directly for quick second.
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maybe liquid and res that should give plenty of time. No mess with the wiring.
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post #8 of 16
You aren't going to bench it, so you have more than 15 seconds... if your copper block weighs half kilo, and you won't tolerate more than a 40C increase, then the block can take 7.7 kilojoules before breaching the 60C mark from room temp. When the GPU is idle, thermal dissipation is pretty low. If your GPU puts out 60 watts as heat in 2D, you have 2 minutes before reaching 60C. That's plenty of time to test.
     
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post #9 of 16
... I'm sorry, but this just seems like a rather silly question to me.

I would've, assuming you bought the block and card, tested the card first with the stock cooler, then added the block just in case.

It would be pants on head retarded to test it without any liquid. While the copper may dissipate some heat, it won't be enough for the gpu alone.

If you've already changed the block on your card, I would replace it back with a stock cooler and test it.
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... I'm sorry, but this just seems like a rather silly question to me.

I would've, assuming you bought the block and card, tested the card first with the stock cooler, then added the block just in case.

It would be pants on head retarded to test it without any liquid. While the copper may dissipate some heat, it won't be enough for the gpu alone.

If you've already changed the block on your card, I would replace it back with a stock cooler and test it.
I'd though the OP wants the test the card after block installation so he knows if it works correctly so that he does not need to break the loop, diagnose and refill it again.
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