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Nvidia’s Melting 16-Pin Connectors on RTX 4090: All We Know

A few Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card There’s a melting issue — a meltdown, if you will. Specifically, there have been some reports of the 16-pin 12VHPWR adapter that powers the card (used to convert multiple 8-pin PCIe power connectors to the new ATX 3.0 standard) partially melted. Sometimes even the 16-pin connector on the card itself.

It’s unclear how prevalent this problem is. Don’t get me wrong, melting components is not safe. However, as of this writing, there are fewer than 30 reports compared to the much larger pool of graphics cards we imagine. Nvidia emphasized showing 4090 “lines around blocks” (opens in new tab)and the fact that the cards are still hard to find suggests that the company sells everything it can make. There is a nature.

Most thaw reports come from anonymous social media users. These include numerous models of the RTX 4090, including Nvidia’s own. RTX 4090 Founders Edition.

Here’s what we know about the 16-pin 12VHPWR connector issues we’ve seen so far.

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