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Old May 21, 2013, 02:12 AM
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Question Shorting the PSU (test)

hi ! I saw a video about watercooling, i believe it was Linus. At some point, to test the pump and the integrity of the cooling system, he connects the pump to the PSU, then short the PSU with a piece of metal.
My question is : at that point, what do you have connected to the PSU ?
Only the pump ? The 4 or 6 pin connector for the cpu ?
Anything else ?
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Yes connect only the pump.
Short the green pin on the 24 pin ATX connector with an adjacent black pin and it will turn on the PSU.

A paperclip or a short piece of solder is perfect for the job.
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Ok only the pump. i assume it's better to test it even before installing it on the cpu ??
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If you disassembled the CPU block before then yes test before mounting it.

Then test again after everything is in place, placing white paper towel around each fitting to absorb water from any potential leaks.
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all right ! thanks man !
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Yes connect only the pump.
Short the green pin on the 24 pin ATX connector with an adjacent black pin and it will turn on the PSU.

A paperclip or a short piece of solder is perfect for the job.
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