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Can sata cable stop gpu fan ?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi. My friend was plugging graphic card to my pc. Then we ran unigine heaven and realize that 1 fan was not working. Card is Gigabyte 1080 gtx xtreme with 3 fans. Then he check fans and tell that sata cable was blocking fan. I dont see that. And question now.

 

if it was up against the card I don't see how it could possibly stop a fan...  Is this possible?

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I don't think that a SATA cable can stop a GPU fan.

It must be something other.


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if the sata cable was physically in the fan then it's possible, yeah


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4 minutes ago, zzz123 said:

Hi. My friend was plugging graphic card to my pc. Then we ran unigine heaven and realize that 1 fan was not working. Card is Gigabyte 1080 gtx xtreme with 3 fans. Then he check fans and tell that sata cable was blocking fan. I dont see that. And question now.

 

if it was up against the card I don't see how it could possibly stop a fan...  Is this possible?

A GPU fan is a very weak thing, anything can stop it if it gets in its way. 


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well, if the fan snags up the cable either the fan stops (which, a lot of modern fans actually have a built in safety to disable if they detect too much friction) or the fan cuts trough your cable, which is so unlikely it honestly shouldnt even be mentioned :P

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Some fans (case, GPU, etc.) have safety features to prevent them from functioning in dangerous conditions like an obstruction or collision.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

But physicaly is this possible? When cable sata is on the way of fan blades to stop the fan?

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1 minute ago, zzz123 said:

But physicaly is this possible?

If they're in contact, yes. Cable management isn't just for looks.

 

If there's no obstruction in question, your GPU may have a fanless mode.


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