Nvidia has provided a sub-update to KitGuru regarding the GeForce RTX 4090’s 16-pin adapter meltdown. Unfortunately, it’s not the update everyone was hoping for. The chip maker reports that the 16-pin power adapter failure is still under investigation and has no new details to disclose.
It’s already been several weeks since the first GeForce RTX 4090 incident was reported and Nvidia still has no solution. GeForce RTX 4090 power issues are exploding everywhere online, with GeForce RTX 4090 owners finding their 16-pin power adapter melted inside, or worse, their graphics card’s power connector stuck together. There have been many reports of it being taken away by
“We are continuing to investigate the report, but have no details to share yet. NVIDIA and our partners are committed to supporting our customers and ensuring a speedy RMA process,” Nvidia said. increase. Kit Guru (opens in new tab).
There have been many theories and suggestions over the past few weeks about how to keep the 16-pin power connector from melting inside the GeForce RTX 4090 GPU, but the definitive answer to everyone’s problem is Not yet.
One theory suggests that the 16-pin power adapter is mostly at fault, and the power adapters supplied by Nvidia are not designed properly and can fail if the wires bend too freely. There is evidence from Igor’s lab that
However, another report by Gamers Nexus refutes this argument, revealing that some 16-pin power adapters use underspecified 150V cables instead of 300V cables. By the way, Igor was using his 150V power adapter version. At the same time, Gamers said that the Nexus tested his 300V version, but was unable to replicate the same fault Igor found in testing, concluding that only the 150V power adapter was faulty.
Another recent theory comes from Corsair’s Jon Gerow (Jonny Guru) and suggests that 16-pin fault victims don’t fully plug the connector. He noted that the 16-pin plug was difficult to insert into his 16-pin power connector on his GeForce RTX 4090 GPU, which could lead some users to not fully insert the plug. Gerow emphasizes that the connector must be fully inserted with no gaps between the plug and the connector to prevent the 16 pins from melting.
Ultimately, there is no definitive answer as to why you should use a 16-pin power adapter. By the way, the 16-pin cable is also partially melted and is in the same confused state as before. Considering all these theories, if you have a GeForce RTX 4090 GPU, we recommend that you attach the 16-pin power plug as tightly as possible and put as little strain on the cable as possible. He can RMA a GeForce RTX 4090 if he wants if he has a problem with the 16 pin connector.