I just installed a liquid cooling kit in my computer last night and installation was fine, but now the computer shows the bios loading screen then the monitor turns off and theres no hard drive activity. When the computer starts there are no error beep codes. I tested the motherboard to make sure it was still functioning by removing the ram and starting up and I got the beeps.
I also reapplied thermal paste on my cpu while i was at it and that was smooth, so I dont believe anything is wrong there. The cpu warms up so im assuming its still okay. I also reset the BIOS by removing the battery, all night since it was late and needed sleep.
Im not sure whats wrong, I've reseated the RAM and graphics cards but same thing happens. Soon as the bios are done loading, the screen goes into power save and theres no hard drive activity or random spurts of activity but nothing like a computer starting up.
Dell XPS 630i
4gb Corsair Dominator
Cooler Master Aquagate Duo liquid cooling
2 x ATI Radeon 3870 in CrossFirex
Any help would be appreciated, Im lost on what to try next
Right after POST. The Dell logo comes up and bar loads to full, then when the screen should move on to windows logo and such the screen goes off and no activity.
Forgot to mention, Im running a raid 0 config, so ive been trying to get into the BIOS to set it up again since i reset the BIOS. But when I press my bios setup key the option lights up but screen turns off and then nothing again. I dont know if its actually getting to the bios setup or if its just doing what its doing when I dont press the bios setup key. I really hope i dont have a hardware problem, Im broke lol
New development, sometimes the dell logo loading bar will only get to half way and at the point where the usb keyboard would turn on, the screen turns off. I tried disconnecting keyboard but same thing happens.