Power supply manufacturer Seasonic suggested a rather original tip to reduce the risk of burning the connector on its RTX 4090 graphics card: Use a hair dryer to lubricate the cable. Not really stupid.
The issue of melting graphics card connectors will probably never stop. The new 12VHPWR connector on Nvidia's GeForce RTX 4090 is still a problem for users, and has been for over a year.
While various solutions have been offered by various manufacturers for months, such as right-angled cables or a more secure 12V-2×6 connector (compatible with the next RTX Super), Seasonic also has its two cents.
In fact, the popular manufacturer of PC power supplies has published a guide for its users in order to reduce the possibility of overheating of connectors connected to high-end Nvidia graphics cards. One of her tips is to use a hair dryer.
Hair dryer to avoid overheating?
Instructions on The official website for the season Very clear: To make the connection of the power cable associated with the GPU as secure as possible, you should pay close attention to its curvature.
The position of the 12VHPWR connector for graphics cards forces the cable to bend, which is not good for tightening the various screws, which are much more numerous in this generation.
If the manufacturer remembers one of the instructions already known from last year, namely to apply the bend only from the first 35 mm, then its other end is original to say the least.
To soften the cable, Seasonic recommends using a hair dryer on the area to be bent, which will cause less stress on the different plug ends once it's plugged in. However, the manufacturer has removed these instructions from its website as we write these lines, in response to various mockeries that may have appeared in recent hours on the web.
One new cable to rule them all
The fact remains that this tip is not the stupidest and can, in many cases, make cable management for a desktop computer easier. However, Seasonic is offering a more durable solution with its new 12V-2×6 cable with right angle connector for graphics cards from 2024 onwards, like what a manufacturer like CableMod already offers.
These cables will initially be available to a few hundred users before being delivered with the brand's next power supplies in 2024, in particular for the future GeForce RTX Super.
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