Originally Posted by pauldovi
There are 3 reasons for a resivoir, and while not being necessary, it is recommended:
1. Easily fill you system
2. Remove air from you system
3. Add more water to the system, the more water you have, the harding it is for the water to heat up, giving you lower temperatures.
So a resivoir does have a performance increase to some degree. Mine was not to hard to make, I used hose washers, some barb I found at Ace Hardware, and a $1.29 Rubbermade 1 Gal container!
Actually #3 is not true totally. It doesn't matter how much water you have in your system because your pump is constantly pushing the water past the CPU. It will warm up to a normal temp and stay there. It will take longer to warm up when you start the computer the more water you have, but it will level out to one temp. The "performance gain" would be around a degree.
Originally Posted by supratt93
fluctuating between 1.39 and 1.440
Key word there is fluctuating
. You need a better power supply that can supply steady power. The difference between 1.39 and 1.440 is a lot and could be the reason you CPU can't go any higher. I'd look into the Sunbeam Nuuo 550W PSU.