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What power port does your power adapter use on the ROG G20aj?

elbonians
Level 7
I've been trying frantically to replace a lost power adapter since New Years as posted in this thread:

https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?83001-How-do-I-replace-a-power-adapter-for-Asus-ROG-G20AJ-...

Five purchases later, it is looking like any cord that fits into the smaller of the computer's two power ports will not actually give me power. Can anyone else say differently? Does the power adapter that came with your computer plug into the smaller or the larger port? Picture for reference. The smaller one being the one on top here:

http://i.imgur.com/JhnDs9g.png

I can still verify that the larger port works by using an adapter for a different computer, also 180W but lower amperage. (It would not be wise to use that one longer than briefly.)

If these port sizes have names, that might help me out. Also if there is some company that would sell me this power adapter specifically with the larger connector, I have no idea who that would be though I'm making some inquiries. Sadly I've been getting the smaller connectors exclusively when I don't specify.

Also, rather than swap the whole adapter, do you think I could successfully use some cheap component to convert the connector to the approriate size?
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elbonians
Level 7
Only the Intel HD 4600 in device manager; only the Intel HD 4600 in dxdiag.

Without opening the case again at this exact moment (I may check later), one thing makes me suspicious. The Nvidia control panel refuses to start, and that used to work. I was going to use that as a 3rd means of telling me what my graphics cards is.

The 3D games I was playing before I lost the power adapter are still running just as smoothly, or at least I cannot tell any difference. The HD 4600 seems far better than what I had been accustomed to.

elbonians wrote:
Only the Intel HD 4600 in device manager; only the Intel HD 4600 in dxdiag.

Without opening the case again at this exact moment (I may check later), one thing makes me suspicious. The Nvidia control panel refuses to start, and that used to work. I was going to use that as a 3rd means of telling me what my graphics cards is.

The 3D games I was playing before I lost the power adapter are still running just as smoothly, or at least I cannot tell any difference. The HD 4600 seems far better than what I had been accustomed to.

Just look at the back of the case, if you have an add-on graphics card then you probably have the Nvidia, the Intel powers the HDMI port built into the mobo.
If you have the Nvidia card there's the possibility it's not seated right, not the primary in the BIOS, etc.

elbonians
Level 7
To clarify what I actually did with the jumpers, I set the JDC01-JDC05 jumpers from all down to all up. I did nothing to the JDC11. I've seen guides on the jumper settings, but always for the purpose of upgrading to GTX980, and would welcome clarification on what these settings physically mean.

Perhaps if I set JDC11 to the left I would then regain use of the GTX750 with my solo 180W power adapter, which I would then choose not to do as the HD 4600 solo is very capable, and some time in the future get the 230W and switch to using both power adapters.

elbonians
Level 7
It's definitely the GTX750 in there. I don't know if the JDC11 jumper matters but I made sure to fully push the card into the slot this time, and plug my monitor into that directly instead of the motherboard, and it's actually using it now.

And there IS a visible difference in gaming between the HD 4600 and the GTX 750. The reason I didn't notice a difference is because I have apparently NEVER made decent use of the good card before, associating it with my 2nd monitor that was just for extra little things. So I never once ran a modern game through it. Good thing I lost the 230W power adapter or I would never have questioned anything.