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How do you know its working?

And coolant, is it water, or special stuff?
post #2 of 6
You could test the pump by running tubing from the pump's intake to a bucket of water, and then run tubing from the pumps outlet into another bucket, and see if the water moves?

And for coolant, the best bet is to use distilled water and a kill coil (silver coil).
post #3 of 6
You can usually hear them, lol. You'll see water moving in your reservoir.

You can use distilled water or "coolant". Coolant is mainly Propylene Glycol. Neither one is particularly better than the other. I've always used distilled and always had success. Make sure you use a kill coil or biocide if you do water or coolant that isn't anti-microbial.
     
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35-36C at idle. good?
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35-36C at idle. good?

Depends on the ambient temp (room temp). The real test is using Prime95 and see what temps you get under load.
     
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Does you pump have a tach speed feedback wire? If so, connect it to a fan speed controller to get an RPM reading or the MB CPU fan header connector on the tach terminal. Then get a reading in the BIOS and/or Windows.

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