Need help installing video card

By DLambie
Oct 14, 2009
  1. I am rebuild my old computer and have this new video card that came from my new system - which when I bought it I had a newer vido card put in so they just giave this one to me - anyway

    It it a ASUS 8500 GT - my problem is I installed video cards before but this one has a wire coming for it - where do I pog this wie into
  2. WinXPert

    WinXPert TS Guru Posts: 445

    May be its for the cooling fan? Can you post a pic of your motherboard and the wire from the video card?
  3. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    Are you talking about the 6 pin PCI-E connector?

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  4. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

    the 8500gt doesn't use an additional power connector thought Rit, has to be the fan or a language barrier.
  5. DLambie

    DLambie TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 82

    Photo of card trying to install

    Here is a picture of the Video Card I am trying to install - as you see in this picture the card a black and white wires with a connector - where do I conect this?


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  6. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,115   +9

    that wire is more than likely some sort of audio plug of some sort i dont think it has to be pluged in to make the card work.
  7. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    You don't connect it anywhere.
    There should no no cables involved with the 8500, i'm pretty sure.
  8. DLambie

    DLambie TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 82

    oh ok.. thanks was just checking as my new 8800 had a connection
  9. magaman598

    magaman598 TS Booster Posts: 188

    Actually, those wires are used for HDMI Audio, you connect them to your Motherboards Audio Headers/Sound Card Headers, if your looking at using HDMI or something of the sorts, that's what that Cable is used for. (I don't really remember the name at this moment tho)

    It's a useless Cable that you can pull out unless you're going to be using HDMI.

    Also, looking at the Graphics Card, there is an HDMI Port. Question Anwsered. =)
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