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For a clear no-dye coolant? A year. Probably could go longer. I typically find a reason to change something long before I get to that point and have to drain.

 

Once you add dye, then you need to be a bit more cautious. Some of the really exotic stuff might only last a few months before it start to break down. None of the Corsair colored coolants should destabilize that quickly, but if you are at 9 months and your blue is looking faded, it is something to consider.

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For a clear no-dye coolant? A year. Probably could go longer. I typically find a reason to change something long before I get to that point and have to drain.

 

Once you add dye, then you need to be a bit more cautious. Some of the really exotic stuff might only last a few months before it start to break down. None of the Corsair colored coolants should destabilize that quickly, but if you are at 9 months and your blue is looking faded, it is something to consider.

 

Is it the heat that breaks down the fluid over time..?

 

or oxidation ?

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what's the life span / when should i change the coolant? running the Hydro X series XL5 performance coolant clear

 

We recommend changing your custom cooling system’s fluid every 12 months to remove particulate build-up and ensure optimal thermal performance.

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