11/01/2022 at 5:45 p.m. by Maximilian Hohm – In order to solve the 12VHPWR problem with Nvidia’s adapter, there are also interesting solutions within the DIY community. One of them is a 3D printed adapter where the cable is placed around the corner at a safe distance from the plug. The model is available online and could be a decent temporary solution. Read more about this below.
Although it has now been clarified that Astron’s 12VHPWR adapter is the damage point in the scorched RTX 4090 models, this has not yet solved the problem. Although the owners of the graphics cards are now aware of the problem, those who still use a non-ATX 3.0 power supply and a more compact case still have the risk of a damaged adapter, which can then also burn the expensive graphics card and in the worst case could lead to a house fire.
Although Cablemod now has an angled cable that spreads the graphics card only minimally so that it can be installed in narrow towers with an adapter, a new solution for the DIY community has now been added. Reddit user mikejc made a small plastic part that 3D printer owners can build themselves. It bends the cable 90° without damaging it. A distance of 3.5 centimeters from the connector is used to lay the cable around the corner without subjecting the connector to high demands.
The “adapter” stays on the cable at all times and should also reduce the problem in the long run. Mike JC has made the model available for download so that all interested users can download and print it until they either have an ATX 3.0 power supply with a native 12VHPWR connection, Nvidia has arranged for a corresponding repair or subsequent delivery, or until they have a corresponding cable installed in your PC from a reputable third-party provider. In the meantime, users who cannot do without their graphics card can only be advised to keep a close eye on them and especially the adapter, avoid making tight bends with the cable and refrain from overclocking experiments that will further increase the load, to avoid at least temporarily.