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Cool, didn't know about how efficient distilled was. I got one bottle of my Innovatek Protect to use for this year, next time I'll switch to distilled for good then.
Good call. Don't forget to pick up a biocide such as PT-Nuke.
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Distilled > ALL. <-- period
Actually Deuterium Oxide (AKA heavy water) > all. But it would cost hundreds of dollars, if not thousands to cool a computer with. It has the same properties as water but is more dense and therefore has better heat absorbing properties. It's what they cool Nuke reactors with. I used to work in a laboratory that used a lot of D20 in our experiments. We bought it 5 liters at a time and it was very expensive. I should have stolen some and sold it to overclockers for massive profit...

3M also makes a coolant called flourinert that is more dense than water and cools better as well. It is also non-conductive so you could submerge a computer in it. However the stuff costs ~$400 a liter and evaporates faster than water...

http://www.parallax-tech.com/fluorine.htm
    
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flushing with distilled is fine
running distilled 24/7 is fine aswell
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Has anyone thought about the guidelines that different companies distill their water to?

Are they all equal? Do they all have to conform to a certain percentage of minerals allowed? How strict exactly are the regulations that they are distilled to?

That's the only reason why I've been using premixed coolant, because they are made specifically for this application.

Interesting:


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Has anyone thought about the guidelines that different companies distill their water to?

Are they all equal? Do they all have to conform to a certain percentage of minerals allowed? How strict exactly are the regulations that they are distilled to?

That's the only reason why I've been using premixed coolant, because they are made specifically for this application.
Well there is distilled and then there is distilled deionized. Distilled deionized is absolutely pure. Simple distilled water still may have trace amounts of ions in it but is still very pure (probably over 99%).

The lab I work in has distilled deionized water on tap. It even runs through a special filtering machine that ensures it is ion free and tests the electrical resistance to ensure its purity. It has a resistance of 18 Mega Ohms according to the little lcd screen.
    
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