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My maximus iv extreme z won't boot up

MIVE
Level 7
i just upgraded my pc from air cooling to water cooling. water loop seems to run smooth by jump starting the PSU. after i connected everything to the motherboard, it won't let me run. it just start and off instantly within a second. what could have i done wrong.?
Asus Maximus IV Extreme Z / i7-2600k / GTX 580 Direct CU II / 120 SSD Vertex 2 / 1GB seagate HDD
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Raja
Level 13
Check nothing is shorting or you have not over-clamped the water block. If you removed the CPU from the socket, check for bent pins and also check all power connections are secure. Lastly clear CMOS and try to power up again, perhaps using only one memory module.

-Raja

Raja@ASUS wrote:
Check nothing is shorting or you have not over-clamped the water block. If you removed the CPU from the socket, check for bent pins and also check all power connections are secure. Lastly clear CMOS and try to power up again, perhaps using only one memory module.

-Raja


do you mean the back plate of the CPU? I should not screw tightly ?everything is working perfectly before I upgrade to water cooling . what does over clamped mean?
Asus Maximus IV Extreme Z / i7-2600k / GTX 580 Direct CU II / 120 SSD Vertex 2 / 1GB seagate HDD

MIVE wrote:
do you mean the back plate of the CPU? I should not screw tightly ?everything is working perfectly before I upgrade to water cooling . what does over clamped mean?


Waterblock tightened down so hard that the board is warped. Or you are using a backplate with the block that is shorting out against the back of the motherboard.

Raja@ASUS wrote:
Waterblock tightened down so hard that the board is warped. Or you are using a backplate with the block that is shorting out against the back of the motherboard.


ok . so you mean I shouldn't tighten the block and the back plate very tight ? I am using a metal back plate that comes from the water block. the water block that I got is ek supreme hf full nickel . what should I do with the block and the back plate?
Asus Maximus IV Extreme Z / i7-2600k / GTX 580 Direct CU II / 120 SSD Vertex 2 / 1GB seagate HDD

Raja
Level 13
As you are using a backplate, check it is not touching any components on the back of the board. If it is, they will likely be capacitors and if you short them, there is a good chance you will kill the board.

Raja@ASUS wrote:
As you are using a backplate, check it is not touching any components on the back of the board. If it is, they will likely be capacitors and if you short them, there is a good chance you will kill the board.


I did use 2mm standoff before putting the back plate. how can I know whether my motherboard is dead? the rog logo still light up..
Asus Maximus IV Extreme Z / i7-2600k / GTX 580 Direct CU II / 120 SSD Vertex 2 / 1GB seagate HDD