Nvidia update on RTX 4090 GPU melting adapter reveals likely cause

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Nvidia has produced a statement on the RTX 4090 GPU and its still ongoing investigation into incidents of melting power adapters.

Team Green notes that a common problem with the reported 12VHPWR adapters which are melting is that they weren’t plugged in properly, and that the company estimates there have been some 50 cases of this worldwide.

Nvidia wrote (opens in new tab): “We are actively investigating the reports. We are aware of about 50 cases globally. Our findings to date suggest that a common issue is that connectors are not fully plugged into the graphics card.

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