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Aspire t-180 4-pin power plug

I recently bought a nvidia geforce 9600gt, and trying to run it on a aspire t180 but cannot find a plugin for the power supply to the vid card. if i plug the monitor into the designated spot on the tower it works but does not recognize the video card. when i plug the monitor into the vid card my monitor stays asleep i think this is why i need to find the 4 pin plug in but have searched and cannot find. hoping that plugging it into the power will help it recognize the new hardware. wondering if the t180 models come with this connection or if its another peice of hardware i have to purchase... any info in this would be grand.

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  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    The newer ATX power supplies come with that connection for the card already there.  

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Your aspire does not include a PCI-Express power connector... that's why you'll need to buy an adapter cable that transforms two other type of connectors (molex) available from your power supply into the one you need to feed power to your video card.

You may need a cable like this...

http://shop4.frys.com/product/4734999?

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