Increasing complaints about RTX 4090 cables
If we recall, this problem started in October when multiple users said their power cords were burnt or melted. Then in November, Nvidia confirmed 50 cases worldwide, saying users connected adapters incorrectly. However, complaints from users on the Reddit platform continue to increase.
For those who don’t know, the RTX 4090 was introduced with 16-pin 12VHPWR connectors and naturally offers support for ATX 3.0 power supplies. However, let us remind you that converter support is offered to users who have an ATX 2.0 PSU. So far, there has been no burning or melting problem in ATX 3.0 supported PSU connectors.
Finally, another user, who said that the power cable melted, is using the RTX 4090 from a third party. Corsair SF750 platinum adapter that you are using with and GPU limited to 70 percent power stated. So there is no big load on GPU and PSU. Nvidia did not make any statements about the new cases. However, the best solution to the burning or melting problem seems to be to avoid external adapters and turn to the ATX 3.0 PSU.
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