Asus on water

By arpy76 ยท 8 replies
Jun 12, 2007
  1. Hello,

    I have an asus a8n 32 sli board, with 4200x2 cpu and 2 gig of
    corsair 3500 ll and most importantly an asus 7800 gt.
    I've build this system about a year ago and it was running perfect
    until i put the water cooling on, i have a xs pc block on the cpu and the transistors and two danger dan block on the chipsets and the gpu.
    I've fited this sysetme carefully but for some reason when i turn on the
    machine all i get is beeps.One big beep and three short ones.
    When i put back the air cooling it goes back to normal and works
    fine but i can't make it working on water.
    I have the cpu fans on both the gpu and cpu just for dummy and
    the water flows nice and easy, also all usb devices are coming up as i turn it
    on and runs like it should just doesn't display anything.
    The memory leds flashing as normal too.

    Any idea how can get my rig on water?


  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    I believe your mobo uses an AMI bios, if I`m right your beep code means the following. one long, three short Base / Extended Memory failure.

    Check your ram with Memtest86+

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. arpy76

    arpy76 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Not yet

    I put the whole thing back on air again and it works perfectly fine.
    I ran memtest and memory seems to be perfect.
    I ve tried this sticks in an other pc few weeks back.
    And the main question how could it run on air perfectly
    but it doesn't come up on water.
    One more thing i've just tried, i put the fan back on the GPU
    so the mobo was on water but the gc was on air and did not work.
    By the way your right i have ami bios.

  4. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    not to say this is happen to u any computer that is cooled by water better be watched close as water can leak easy and ruins computers real quick.
  5. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    The CPU water block may be tweaking or bending the motherboard when it is installed. The water block isn't touching the memory is it?

    NickC has a point... Water and electronics don't mix. Of course, I thought computers and car engines wouldn't mix either :D
  6. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 822

    Not exactly. The substances in the water cause the death of the PC. That's why distilled is "safe".
  7. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    If this "clean" distilled water leaks and becomes contaminated by the dust and debris on the motherboard, it does become conductive
  8. arpy76

    arpy76 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    it's not leaking


    thx for all the comments, i doesn't leak coz it's
    on air at the moment and works perfectly fine.
    the bent mobo theory could be the case because
    the xspc block comes without backplate.
    Nothing touches anything those things were the
    first i looked for bfore i started the machine.
  9. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 822

    That is true, should have included in my previous post.
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