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MSI has a simple solution for 12VHPWR cable problems


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MSI has developed a two-color connector for high-power GPUs utilizing the 12+4 (16-pin) cable. The horror stories about melting connectors that were later explained as user error are something we all remember. Some people had difficulty fitting the cable all the way into the connector, which was a direct cause of cables overheating and melting.

The idea is rather simple, as long as the user can see the yellow part, then the cable is not inserted correctly. The only way to hide the yellow part is by plugging the cable all the way in until there is only the black part of the cable is visible.

 

https://videocardz.com/newz/msi-has-a-simple-solution-for-12vhpwr-cable-problems

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Seem a good stop gap until they revise that 12VHPWR design. 

 

I know this is being attributed to being user error, but I have to say at what point do enough users have an issue (assuming they otherwise did everything correctly - no daisy chaining and plugged it in until it clicked) that it becomes really a design problem? Just my $0.02

 

Also I never heard of anyone with melted cables on 3090 Ti's, so why does this seem to be an only 4090 phenomenon?

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