NVIDIA has a theory about why the connectors of some GeForce RTX 4090 are burning

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The most ambitious graphics card that NVIDIA has in its catalog is currently making a lot of noise, and not only because of its features and its price. At the end of last October several users of the GeForce RTX 4090 published in Reddit several entries explaining that the 12VHPWR connector of your graphics cards had been partially damaged.

Apparently after using his PC for several hours and putting some stress on the graphics card the power connector started to partially melt. NVIDIA was quick to ensure that it would investigate the problem described by these users, and promised to find a solution. And yes, it seems that the engineers of this brand have already identified the origin of this incident, and, if so, solving it is easier than we could intuit.

NVIDIA defends that users can easily avoid this problem

The support managers of this company they have published an entry on their website, in which they ensure that they continue to investigate all incidents of GeForce RTX 4090 users who have identified damage to the power connector of their graphics card. Apparently for the moment there have been approximately 50 cases worldwide.

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This is the conclusion reached by NVIDIA engineers:

Our research to date suggests that the usual cause of this problem is that the power connector has not been inserted correctly into the graphics card. To make sure that it has been plugged in properly we recommend connecting it to the graphics card firmly before installing the latter on the motherboard.

rtx4090 connector

In addition, NVIDIA anticipates that its technicians are looking for a way to ensure that the power connector has been correctly connected to the graphics card. before it receives food. In this way, if the fixing is not completely firm, the supply of electrical current will not occur and the connector will not be damaged. Sounds good, and it will be interesting to see what they come up with.

We do not know if the issues of all users who have identified the degradation of the 12VHPWR connector have been caused by exactly this problem, but we can share our experience with you: during the preparation of our review we subjected the GeForce RTX 4090 to a very high stress. elevated for 10 consecutive hours. And we invested in the tests five days in a row (10 hours a day) to test its stability under stress. We continue to use this graphics card heavily, and have yet to run into this issue.

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The most ambitious graphics card that NVIDIA has in its catalog is currently making a lot of noise, and not…

The most ambitious graphics card that NVIDIA has in its catalog is currently making a lot of noise, and not…

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