ZOTAC Mentions that ATX 12VHPWR Adapter can Connect-Disconnect 30x only

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    k3vst3r Ancient Guru

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    Yeah Steve mentioned Nvidia did extensive testing of 8 pin to 12 pin adaptors an major fail points was 40 connect/disconnects and excessive bending of the cables, caused the cable to catch fire an burn peaking at 200c + on thermal camera at the failed point.
     
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    BenchAndGames Master Guru

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    It is definitely something very serious and would have to be considered. I personally will be far from these adapters in case I buy a GPU with the new 16 pin connector, I would better buy a new ATX 3.0 power supply
     
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    These adapters are intrinsically illegal.
    If you use one of them and you have a house fire... all insurance companies will laugh before your face
     

  5. Astyanax

    Astyanax Ancient Guru

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    its not like the 8 pin microfits have much better.

    "without context that's not necessarily a useful piece of information. Mini-fit plus connectors (similar to PCIe power) only are rated to 75 cycles on an entry-level connector."
     
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    If the pin layout is on top of the gfx card like most are then there's no way you could bend that 4-1 cable tight enough to hide the 4 x 8 pins around the back of the case.

    This is why i would need a new PSU cause i really don't like the look of that 4-1 cable.

    30 cycles should be plenty, in 18 months i've only pulled the gfx card out once and that was a few weeks ago to check if it needed cleaning but only the back plate was dusty.

    There's no way you could bend that cable near the 1 plug so that means you'd have to bend near the middle and the 4x8 will be seen inside the case. :(
     
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    kakiharaFRS Master Guru

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    O_O ok I guess I'll wait one of those new psus with 1200+watts not like I was going to buy a 4090 I wait 7950x more than that as single thread limited games are still a thing
     
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    NCC1701D Master Guru

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    Will until someone gets a house fire before 30 disconnects and the lawsuits start coming in. Bet they'll put a little more thought/money into the adapter design.
     
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    Kaarme Ancient Guru

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    If the adapter is so hazardous, it's quite clear it hasn't gone through any inspections, probably not even on the computer screen before manufacturing. Some fake engineer just put it together and everybody said: "This is fine."
     
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    Astyanax Ancient Guru

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    lol no.

    the value is how many insertions before metal fatigue introduces measurable contact issues, and only relevant to forceful application.
     

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