change water how often?

By ripken204
Apr 20, 2005
  1. how often should i change my water for my water cooling?
  2. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    depends on the manufacturer's reccommendations. i believe every 6 months or so you have to perform simple maintenance involving shutting the system down and repressurizing it. what water cooling system do you have?
  3. ripken204

    ripken204 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 139

    i have the zalman reserator
  4. Stillpimpn

    Stillpimpn TS Rookie


    whats a water cooling system and does every pc have one?
  5. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,512

    Are you serious?

    It's a system for using water instead of air to cool cpu (, gpu, hdd and other parts that create heat). It is not standard on regular pc's, nor do I believe it'll be for some time to come. The cost is too high, and the risks involved will deter your average joe for the time being...
  6. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    I would recommend a tiny bit of antifreeze in the water and using a surfactant booster (they sell in the antifreeze sections of auto parts stores). Not only will you increase cooling capacity, but you'll kill microbes with ethlyne glycol.
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