jacoffey85My “BOOT” LED above my 24-pin connector was lit up at the time when it would stall on B2. Watching it boot now, I can see it go to B2, wait a few seconds, then keep going through until it pops up the splash screen for entering BIOS. I’m thinking I got lucky more than I found the solution. I’ll update if it starts again.Edit - Thinking about it now, it was probably my RAID setup was causing the B2 since the BOOT light was on. It’s the first time I’ve had the issue, and happened right after I installed the waterblock, so I assumed it was GPU related.
crestline33I went on an EK facebook group and posted my issue and found several more people with the same issue. An EK rep was watching the thread and basically blamed EVGA and said that basically all of us had gotten a bad pcb or we flexed the pcb too much when removing the stock cooler, which I find very hard to believe that this many people destroyed their own cards, and I had a relatively easy time separating the pcb from the stock cooler so I am not buying his excuse. I am not wasting my time RMA the EK block, i went and bought an alphacool block, i’ve used them before and never had an issue. Won’t be buying ek blocks again that’s for sure
EisnerI'm having the same issue with my FTW 90 and the EK block and nickel backplate. I reinstalled the block and checked it over carefully and there is no damage or anything that stands out to me as a potential issue. I have a second 90 with the same block that boots with no problem, but when I swap the cards out I get the error 97 code from Asus. Is it safe to assume that the card is dead, or is it possible that a quick turn of a screw somewhere or a better cleanup job of old thermal paste might fix it? Following this thread...if anyone hears anything official from EVGA or EK on this, or has any further insight on the issue, please share!
Eksu99Probably dead card. Atleast EK is still investigating on this. So far they’ve told that they guess there might be weak solder points on the pcb and therefore removing the stock cooler bricks the card.
Spurious_ECGInstalled an EK GPU block on my 3090 FTW3 Ultra HC and got Asus q-code 97 on my Crosshair VIII Hero. The block worked great on my 3080 FTW3 Ultra, so don't think it is the issue. I don't believe there is any damage to the card or PCB and I'm pretty sure I didn't overtighten any screws and the PCB didn't flex much at all during installation and removal. I was going crazy trying to figure it out on the weekend, too bad I didn't decide to come here until this morning. I was planning on sending EVGA questions about the issue and stumbled on this thread. I rather not RMA the card if I can get it working, so I'll have to find the time to see if I can find the time to try out a couple of the solutions mentioned.
jaredbyoungA bunch of people are providing their error code but not posting what that error code means. It should be in your MB manual. It could be VERY informative to know what an error code 62 or 57 means on your motherboard. These codes are not universal.
renbinI have the same problem after installing the EK cooler on my 3090 FTW3. No signal... Then i installed the original air cooler and tested the card in two different systems (Intel and AMD). No signal... I installed a new 6900 XT and had a signal... I sent the card back to EVGA and hope to get a new one. Don't know what i did wrong. I have already installed water cooler blocks on dozens of cards. I don't know whether the fault is with EVGA or EK. Have a bad feeling when i mount the cooler on the new FTW3 again...
Filip1995At this point, when dozens of people have the same issue. EVGA should really make some statement...
jaredbyoungNo chance I'd put an EKWB on an EVGA FTW3 3090 right now. More info is absolutely needed. Since there is no Alphacool thread like this I'd assume this is a EKWB issue with this card, but maybe Alphacool is used 10x less often so we're not hearing about it?