1. Do you use thermal paste when water cooling, or in particular, with this cooler 2. If I am not mistaken, the fan will go in the CPU fan connector and the pump will connect to the system fan connector and 3. AM3 socket compatibility also includes AM3 +, correct?
am3 is compatible with am3+, this is the worst hydro cooler out of the entire series, why would you want to get this? A $30 dollar hyper 212 will literally beat this thing down in terms of performance.