Thanks for the quick reply.
After swapping the headers out (pump on Chassis FAN1), Setting the target speed to Level 6 or slower results in the pump getting quiet.
If I put the pump on CPU fan1, it is really loud no matter what setting it is at.
With the Fan on CPU1, it is defiantly changing speeds at the different settings. it almost sounds like an overvoltage issue to the pump?
The pump is defiantly working. While stress testing it, the CPU is staying in the 30's. when idle, it is at 27.
I am loving both this board and the SG05...
Edit: 30s while stress testing? What are you stress testing with? lol
It means that the time between pushing the button and the OS bootup logo is considerably shorter compared to other boards.
It can be further shortened by ~1s by installing/booting an OS in UEFI mode.
As for the Instant Boot feature, from what I gather it's just an advanced form of Hibernation (S4).