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I was wondering about how water cooling works then this part just stumped me.
I understand how water cooling works but just not how a pump works.
I understand that a pump pushes water through a loop but I don't understand what technology does it utilise? Gravity? Obviously not. So what is it powered by? Compressed air?
Also another question, do pumps push the water in bursts/pulses like a heart OR do they go in a constant stream like water from a sink?
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It is powered by power from your PSU. It pushes the water through in a constant stream.
The design varies from pump to pump.
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It's a constant flow of water and it's mechanical. The exact design i'm unsure of.

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It is powered by power from your PSU. It pushes the water through in a constant stream.
The design varies from pump to pump.
Thanks any idea of some of the technology it utilises?
I've done some searching but cannot find my answer
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This a joke?

The pumps used in water cooling systems aren't any different then most common pond or fountain pumps
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This a joke?

The pumps used in water cooling systems aren't any different then most common pond or fountain pumps
I'm sorry I have neither a pond nor a fountain and I have no interests in plumbing so please excuse my stupidity .
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I'm sorry I have neither a pond nor a fountain and I have no interests in plumbing so please excuse my stupidity .
So what technology is in a pump... they are nothing amazing... they just pump water.

Dont know why you would need to own a pong or a fountain to understand the concept

I dont own a Atom bomb but I know what it does and the basis of how it works
post #9 of 20
ever seen a motor boat propeller?

think funneled watter falling on that with only one outlet, means the propeller forces it out

google impeller pump i think thats what there called (this is specifically the type used in pcs for wc, once again i think not 100%)
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So what technology is in a pump... they are nothing amazing... they just pump water.

Dont know why you would need to own a pong or a fountain to understand the concept

I dont own a Atom bomb but I know what it does and the basis of how it works
Well I'd just like to know what technology is in a pump, sure it's not amazing but I'm just curious.

I get your point, my choices of words were poor so excuse me.
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