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Issue with EK FC block and HD4870 X2

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by CyberDruid, Sep 25, 2008.

  1. CyberDruid

    CyberDruid New Member

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    Hey guys I have researched the issue a bit and found that apparently the EK FC GPU waterblock can cause the HD4870 X2 to not start up...something about the M3 x 6mm screws needing nonmetallic washers to avoid some sort of short circuit.

    The problem is I used washers as instructed and still got nothing.

    Has anybody else had this problem mounting an EK FC to an HD4870 X2?

    I've tried everything I can think of and before I return the lovely blocks I thought I would see what others have done to work around this.


    Here's a thread with that issue

    And yet another thread this one by an experienced LC modder with the same issue

    The EK PDF that mentions using the washers

    And a mention of the issue on the EK site.

    It's driving me mad since this is for a client and I am supposed to know what I am doing :D

    I have mounted nearly identical blocks on my HD3870 X2s without issue...so I know the routine..or thought I did. What amazes me is that EK would even have a problem like this with their gear.

    Thanks in advance.
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