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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-06-2020, 12:13 PM - Thread Starter
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Is this water block broken???

Recently I install a water cooling system for my graphic card, but after that my computer always have a black screen. And my graphic card gets abnormal temperature(standby temperature is 20 celsius higher than before). I follow all the instructions from EKWB provide to me. The only thing that I did not follow that instruction is that I di not cut the thernal pad into specific shape that exactly cover what it should cover. It means that it covers somewhere else, like some solder joint. But I can make sure that the water block is installed tightly onto the graphic card. Does this cause the black screen and abnormal temperature? (When I open the graphic card, there is no mechanical damage or burn marks made by short circuit)
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Pictures of the gpu block mounted and not mounted would be good. Also if you have a black screen, how do you know temps? Or did you get into windows?

Most common problem with EK blocks is using wrong screw length, they put multiple screw lengths in the gpu mount kit, make sure you used the smallest M2.5x4mm screws, and that you used the 0.5mm thickness pads in the correct areas.
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highly possible you did something wrong and are causing a short, which would then prevent the card from functioning properly.

It's happened to me more than once with hastily slapping on a new waterblock.

solution - take it off, put it on again. this time try harder, go slower, n start by tightening the screws around the chip first.

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It might not be making proper contact due to you not following the instructions.

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