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existential question !

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my existential question is is there water in the copper pipes of the cooling systems?????, whether laptop or desktop, (I'm not talking about water cooling) thank you for your reply^^

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We're all here because we're not all there...

Good question.  No, the heat pipes used in most stock computer CPU/GPU cooling systems are either solid copper or copper piping that contain some form of Phase Change Material. (Essentially a solid material that 'flows' from hot to cold when heated.)  Either way, the purpose is to transfer heat from the hot components to the cooling fins and fan unit as efficiently as possible. -- Without all the muss, fuss, and expense of a liquid cooling system.

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thank you for your answer it is a subject little discussed but very interesting, it makes me one less existential question in my head, good day compatriots extraterrestrials^^


Kuang Grade Mark Eleven

" The vast majority of heat pipes for room temperature applications use ammonia (213–373 K), alcohol (methanol (283–403 K) or ethanol (273–403 K)), or water (298–573 K) as the working fluid. Copper/water heat pipes have a copper envelope, use water as the working fluid and typically operate in the temperature range of 20 to 150 °C.[4][5] Water heat pipes are sometimes filled by partially filling with water, heating until the water boils and displaces the air, and then sealed while hot. "

https://wiki2.org/en/Heat_pipe

So you'll have to ask the manufacturer of the cooling solution which substance is used. Water is a definite possibility.


We're all here because we're not all there...
hbarkas said: 1d

" The vast majority of heat pipes for room temperature applications use ammonia (213–373 K), alcohol (methanol (283–403 K) or ethanol (273–403 K)), or water (298–573 K) as the working fluid. Copper/water heat pipes have a copper envelope, use water as the working fluid and typically operate in the temperature range of 20 to 150 °C.[4][5] Water heat pipes are sometimes filled by partially filling with water, heating until the water boils and displaces the air, and then sealed while hot. "

https://wiki2.org/en/Heat_pipe

So you'll have to ask the manufacturer of the cooling solution which substance is used. Water is a definite possibility.

Wow, I humbly stand corrected...  Great information and reference for future use.  Thank you very much!