It's not purple at all, quit looking at the tubes
The red dye is apparently breaking down anyway stuff was completely useless. The water is back to a clear blue color although the red left a film I'm gonna have to clean out of the reservoir, bah.
And nah you misunderstand, it required ALL the drivers just for things to work, wasn't able to auto-install any of them which is no surprise honestly. Figured I'd trash the OS with overclocking then decide whether to do a clean Win 8 install or not.
My chip is a pretty bad overclocker, cache coherency is the limiting factor in the OCs so I'm having to adjust other voltages more than actual vcore. It's still one hell of a hot chip... it can reach 90c in temps but the back socket plate is hardly even warm.... Pretty much proof right there that the thermal compound underneath the IHS pretty much ruins high OCing on these chips.
Found some stable settings at 4.3ghz, but still going to try and eeke out a little more.