[UPDATED] The 12VHPWR cable is DANGEROUS! But NVIDIA doesn't agree...

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If you have an RTX 4090 and your power cable starts smoking and burning up where it connects to the card, then this could be the reason why. This has the potential to start a fire, so the takeaway, is to be really careful not to bend the cable too close to the connector and be sure as possible that there's no physical damage anywhere. Full explanation in the video.



UPDATE: JayzTwoCents tests the connector under extreme conditions to try and induce failure.

 

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I watched it yesterday

That's a SCARY amount of power. But ii won't ever matter to me because I'll never be able to affford one.

Still rocking a Radeon HD 5850.
 

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Wow, what's that, a decade old or so? Great to see that older hardware can still be good enough.

The top end new stuff, is now way overboard on price, power and space requirements. Annoying, because I like buying top end.
 

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2009. It's so old that Windows 10 cannot find drivers for it.

I used to use a Radeon HD 7950, but I messed it up somehow because it can no longer drive high resolutions (it shows me the bios and the windows loading screen, but then peaces out for teh login screen)
 

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Wow, in that year, I upgraded from a HD 4870 to a GTX 285 and have been buying NVIDIA ever since.

Sorry to hear about yours. They don't last forever.
 

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I did get a RX 580 off ebay about five years ago but never used it because it was taller than double height and thus couldn't fit. Ended up reselling it at 100% profit.
 

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Bump for update. See first post.
 

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Nice one, beat me to it. :) Gonna give it a watch in a bit.
 

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Another update: more melting connectors and rumour has it that NVIDIA has acknowledged the problem and is in the process of redesigning the connector. I can just see a massive recall on the way. Can't say I feel sorry for them though. Even just looking at that connector, it looks too tiny to carry all that current and power, so no wonder it melts in some instances.

 
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