Originally Posted by Arizonian
Though I'm not in the club, I've followed it since it's release and any discussion about the 590 is the right place to discuss anything any 590 owner might have.
Denny your in the right place and just ignore comments that don't completely iterate the answer to your question because one person doesn't speak for the club. I can attest to most of the 590 club members are very good people and always have been willing to help where their knowledge could assist another 590 member.
Can't we all just get along?
Why is everyone pointing at me -- It's a very simple concept of water pressure...If an air pocket big enough develops, the continual pressure on the back end cannot push through the pocket because of it's residual difference with the location -- So you shake it and the bubble isn't "stuck" anymore.
That's literally like 6th grade science -- I wasn't being mean, I was simply pointing out exactly what to do...Besides the fact that the above should be common sense, I haven't been mean to anyone in a very long time...Not about to start with random person 01.
Originally Posted by Dennybrig
Guys i regret to inform you very very sad news indeed. As i finished my leak testing yesterday i was extraordinarily happy when the time got to start testing with my computer turned on.
Everything went fine but my computer did not recognized the second Video Card and i said "Well it has to be that it does not have the drivers for it yet" So i started downloading the drivers and the most bizarre thing happened. The computer shutted down itself and then turned on again but when it did it fried something out of my Slot 1 video card since i saw smoke coming out from it.... i immediatelly turned the computer off but i think it was too late
You dont know how bad i feel about this, i have been you know trying to set up this whole mess of water cooling and purchased a bunch of stuff so that i could be ready to watercool my system and this happens....
* I was using a OZC ZX 1000W PSU (suggested to my by a fellow overclocker that has the same configuration as mine and has worked fine for him for loke a year now) Do you think the PSU was responsible for this?
* NO LEAKS were present when i the testing and my loop was completely well contained
* When i took apart the card that fried (i removed the waterblock) i found out that there was close to no remains of Thermal Paste in the GPU area of the waterblock. I feel like the waterblock was not even touching the GPU right
* When i reconnected the Video Card to my computer with the Air Cooler the LED Logo of the video card starts blinking (this did not happened before)
Guys, what do you think i did wrong?
Can the Video card get repaired by someone?
thanks for your support im a little down for this
There is only 1 possibility...You somehow grounded your card.
How do you ground your card? Water was on the card OR you didn't put the block on properly.
It can't be anything else -- I happen to be the king of blowing cards up and been there, done that -- Nvidia gave me a T-Shirt somewhere (not joking).
I've found that regardless if the water is non-conductive or conductive, if there's enough spread out over a distance, it still allows a ground. -- I've tested this at length and...In my book, it's a fact.
Bottom line, it's either or...If there's no water on the card, you didn't put the block on right.
That's the only way what you explained could have happened because overheat cap is at 100c. -- You say it smoked, which means it sparked out which means, it's dead.
It was obviously an accident but, it still happened.
I'm leaning on, you didn't put the block on properly -- This is what most people do wrong the first few times -- Maybe you didn't use thermal paste where you should have...Who knows, I can't see it but, the card for all intents and purposes, is dead.
If you'd like to call me and I can walk you through how to get an RMA, I'll more than happily do that but, if you have anything but an EVGA and say what happened above, your warranty will be denied.