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Title says it all. I'm just wanting peoples opinions cause I was thinking about doing it.
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Once per year is a must imo,
2x/year would be really nice.
Mayhem has new pearlescent coolant out and as I read he strongly recommends changing liquid every 6 months, so I guess it also depends what you use in system.
 

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LOL. if you do not put fresh fluid in there is no point of flushing:)
 

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I flush mine about once a year. Then again, I'm running distilled water and antifreeze(for anticorrosive properties).
 

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I'm running distilled and pt nuke... and I've had water cooling up and running for around 6 months, still don't see anything in the res so I'm not touching it, heh. Temps are just as low as when I installed it.
 

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If not anything else, your radiator must have a nice layer of oxidation inside. But you do not see that, so...
 

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2 - 3 times a year. i run distilled water with pt nuke, so i could do it 1 a year, but gives me a chance to blow out the fans on my rad and clean everything up.
 

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20 months since I installed and filled mine. Temps are the same as when I first installed so I'm not touching it.

 

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Every time it needs it.

Honestly there is no point flushing your loop based on some arbitrary time period. Bitemarks' experience shows this, as does Marinm210's:



I would flush my loop when:

1. Performance drops
2. Liquid clouds or there are floaters in the res
3. I get a new part or otherwise tinker with my loop
4. I'm really bored.

Note that so far 1 and 2 have not happened for me, 3 and 4 have a few times.
 

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Every time it needs it.

Honestly there is no point flushing your loop based on some arbitrary time period. Bitemarks' experience shows this, as does Marinm210's:



I would flush my loop when:

1. Performance drops
2. Liquid clouds or there are floaters in the res
3. I get a new part or otherwise tinker with my loop
4. I'm really bored.

Note that so far 1 and 2 have not happened for me, 3 and 4 have a few times.

3. just about to happen and it's only been 6 weeks
4. Don't think I could ever get bored enough to want to do that
 

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LOL. That must be one of most abused pictures of copper online. It is more of an exception that copper did not oxidized as written. Wishful thinking of every water cooler.
 

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LOL. That must be one of most abused pictures of copper online. It is more of an exception that copper did not oxidized as written. Wishful thinking of every water cooler.


Most copper water blocks are coated with a thin lacquer which prevents oxidation. Once you loose this then your copper will oxidize. It will affect the heat transfer properties but not in a noticeable way.
 
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