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As I am waiting for my last few components to arrive to setup my watercooling rig. I am needing to know if I am missing anything as far as getting my rig situated. For example, I needed to ensure to disable CPU Fan monitoring in the BIOS due to having a CPU water block and not utilizing the fan. Is there anything else I am missing here. I was also told to make sure to disable ULPS in the registry. Is this true??? What benefits if any is there in disabling ULPS. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
 
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In regards to the ULPS setting, this may be useful
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ULPS quite literally stands for Ultra-Low Power State. Think of it as a stand-by state for your graphics card(s). The idea is that when your displays are ordered into stand-by mode by the OS, the graphics card does the same and powers down everything that may be necessary to actually put a picture on the screen (presumably in conjunction with lowering its clocks). It also appears to affect secondary cards in Crossfire setups, turning them "off" when they're not in use.

Ideally it shouldn't have any effect at all when that's not happening, but various reports exist which say that disabling it has a positive effect. If you don't use stand-by features (like myself) than there's no harm at all in disabling it. No harm disabling it otherwise, either - just be aware that the card could be drawing 10w+ (depending on model, clock speeds, voltages, etc) over what it needs to when your system is on but the screens are in stand-by. Crossfire systems will draw that much more per extra card, even with the screens active.

As for preparation for the WCing. No, I don't really believe that there is much that you have to do. I didn't do any preparation when I did my first loop a month or so ago. Installed it all and off I went.
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