Nvidia’s RTX 4090 graphics cards apparently suffer a melting cable. The Founders Edition card of the RTX 4090 until now has not been hit by the problem.
Nvidia’s RTX 4090 Graphics Cards Apparently Suffer a Melting Cable
The RTX 4090 Founders Edition of Nvidia has now become the latest Lovelace flagship model to fall victim to a melted adapter cable, as reported by a user on Reddit.
We have previously seen reports of this happening to third-party RTX 4090 graphics cards, meaning that those made by the partners of Nvidia as opposed to the Founders Edition manufactured by Nvidia itself, which previously not had a documented cable melting issue.
Nvidia’s RTX 4090 Founders Edition Is No Longer Immune to the Problem
Unfortunately, that is no longer true according to the report on Reddit which was spotted by Tom’s Hardware. The RTX 4090 RTX 4090 purchaser made use of the graphics card in a case with the side panel removed for extra breathing room and then ensured that the connection between GPU and PSU was really solid and seated properly, stating that: “I made sure it clicked in place and I also made sure that the 3 cables weren’t pulling down on the adapter.”
The Main Reason for the Melting Cable Issue
The strain on the adapter is considered to be one of the potential reasons for the melting RTX 4090 cable problem, so apparently, it didn’t come into play in this very case.
What the Redditor Has To Say About the Experience with the Melting Cable Issue
The Redditor observed that: “I was playing mostly Warzone for the next 7 days, on/off maybe about 2-3 hours each time. 10/29/22, My screen went blank after about an hour of playing. I tried restarting the PC multiple times and still could not get a picture. I checked the GPU and the adapter and that’s when I saw it.”
“I contacted Nvidia right away, sent my card and adapter to them and within 3 days, I got a replacement 4090. I will not be using the new card until Nvidia makes a statement about this issue.”