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Can sata cable could possibly stop a GPU fan ?

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Hello. First my new graphic card, Gigabyte Gtx 1080 Xtreme.

Listen.

 

My friend was plugging graphic card to my pc. Then we ran unigine heaven and realize that 1 fan was not working. Then he check fans and tell me that sata cable was blocking and stopping fan. But i dont saw that. I think i can believe to my friend.
 
 
Somebody said to me this:
"How exactly did you manage to get a sata cable routed in such a way that it stopped a fan? Even if it was up against the card I don't see how it could possibly stop a fan....."
 
 
Is this possible that sata cable can stop a fan? I need your opinion.
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In my opinion yes it's possible.

 

Cooling fans don't have much start-up torque and a badly routed SATA cable could prevent one from turning if it's in contact with the fan blades.

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So it is possible that a sata cable just stuck in way of fan blade and fan was not working? My friend was plugging video card. When i saw not working fan i dont saw any interfering cable. When i ask him, then he said to me ,that sata cable was from other side.
He lie or i dont saw that cable? But i dont see any reason why he could lie to me.

 

 

But fan is working fine now.

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A cable could very easily stop a fan from starting. 

Further, depending on the firmware on the GPU, it could not try to spin the fan up again to avoid damage.

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So if one fan was not working for 4 minutes and temp was 70C with 2 fans i dont damage card? Now 3 three fans working and max temp is 63c.

 

So if one fan was blocked by cable for 4 minutes being in load nothing bad happened?

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