Originally Posted by givmedew
@ Jackson... if you are not pushing water through the CPU block then convection alone is not going to be enough to significantly raise the temperature of the water in the extremely short period of time it would take for the CPU to reach critical shut down temperature.
If you want to try all you need to do is pull the power plug on your pump while running prime95 and watch how quickly your computer shuts off.
Not sure what prime 95 has to do with it, the OP was just web browsing, but anyway, that is exactly how you install indigo extreme on a water block. The CPU just throttles itself.
If running an overclock the PC will likely just crash fairly quickly if priming but in normal use the PC will run for a very long time without water flow. At stock clocks it will even prime for a fair while.Edited by Jakusonfire - 8/27/13 at 6:23am