OK That's it, Cleaned off the old TIM applied a pea sized blob in the middle and re-fitted the waterblock. Absolutely no difference. This is with the Swiftech connections as per manual >
Connecting the Rad fan to the CPU-1 header gives the fan speed >
I (again) took off the pump to see the TIM coverage. It appears to me that the contact is only in a small place just off centre? Further in the forum someone suggested that waterblock surfaces are made with a convex bias to suit chip faces that generally are slightly concave? Is that a fact as it seems to be true in this case which is fine except that the chip appears dead flat with the waterblock mating in a very small area. >
If the surfaces were both flat most of the TIM would have been squeezed out >
I tried mounting without the retaining washers in case that made any difference. It didn't. I couldn't fathom out how to connect the pump directly to a molex without tiny wires that I didn't have.
Waving the pump about makes no noise. I even tried running without the filler plug in swathed in paper towels [the video cards, not me], there is no swirling inside the filler plug or movement at all when running. The pump is dead. This was only ordered on the 13th. April and is already dead without even operating at all. Maybe I should be more superstitious?
I will RMA it when I find out how. Thanks for all your help and input, Maybe it will help others. Regards, Brian.