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Is a Fan cord laying on top of the GPU going to cause problems?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
October 29, 2012 9:59:51 PM


I just built my new computer, and the cord on of my case fans has fallen and is laying on a very small portion of the top of my graphics card (the top part is exposed). Is this going to cause any problems, or can I just leave it? I would be an easy fix, but it would be a pain to move back to an area with no run to change it. I am monitoring the temp and it seems fine, I just want to make sure that it won't short out of something like that later on.

a c 76 U Graphics card
October 29, 2012 11:37:50 PM

if the cord is not getting to hot so it will burn try to fix it with a tye wrap
a c 79 U Graphics card
October 29, 2012 11:55:36 PM


Even if you rig it up so string is holding it above the surface, it'd be an improvement.
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October 30, 2012 3:53:40 AM

Well the cord may get in the fan and when it spins it will pull all the cord and it will slowly start to take off the case fan and "eat" it, so then the GPU will have two fans. This is an "easter egg" on how to put 2 fans on a single fan GPU. Just kidding, just do as scout_03 said.
a b U Graphics card
October 30, 2012 4:07:37 AM

It's perfectly fine.
October 30, 2012 4:14:57 AM

the melting point of plastic is higher than the temp of top of your GPU. Bonkers to worry about it. Leave it alone and let it rest there.
a c 125 U Graphics card
October 30, 2012 4:40:48 AM

Nothing to worry about.