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December 27, 2011 6:28:34 PM

Just got the box in the mail, and it includes no info on how to install the asus gtx 580 directcu ii into my computer. I went ahead and gave it a try, the computer turns on but the screen stays blank. any ideas? no videos on everyone secretly installing their cards or what?

i am so ready to get going!! please advise.

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a c 105 U Graphics card
December 27, 2011 6:48:20 PM

Did you plug in the power connectors ? What powersupply do you have ? Please tell all your system specs, mobo, psu etc.
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a c 93 U Graphics card
December 27, 2011 9:04:18 PM

is the card on? like fan spinning?
December 27, 2011 9:14:00 PM

December 27, 2011 9:19:18 PM

this a 580 installed and plugged in

December 27, 2011 9:30:39 PM

copy everything this man does.

That's how you do it, it doesn't matter what card it is, that's how.

The other end of the 6pin/8pin connector will be a molex.

Connect that Molex to a matching one coming from your PSU. You may not have one spare.

Take photos of inside your case and show us.

a c 93 U Graphics card
December 27, 2011 9:35:22 PM

also, did you plug in the display adapter in to the card instead of the motherboard?
December 27, 2011 9:35:43 PM

also, you may need 2 ''3 pin molex'' cables coming from your psu.

how many of these does your psu have on it BEFORE you install it, or similar looking, not exact , of these in the picture

December 27, 2011 9:37:55 PM

see the blue thing ??

plug the cable coming from the back of your PC screen into it, use the converter if necessary in case it doesn't fit.

December 27, 2011 9:40:46 PM

if you followed our advice, it should be working now

when it is complete

it should look something like this
a c 105 U Graphics card
December 27, 2011 9:42:37 PM

:lol:  :lol:  :lol: 
December 27, 2011 9:58:20 PM

When the card is installed into the motherboard

connect the cable from the back of your pc monitor

to the back of the graphics card

Hopefully your PSU has 2 molex connectors to accept the 6pin/8 pin connector.

If your PSU has a 6pin/8pin connector coming out of it, skip the rest of my post

If it doesn't, read on,



After the 6 pin /8 pin is plugged into the gtx 580, like picture

the other end of the 6/8pin cable needs to be connected to a cable coming from your power supply,

to a cable that looks similar to this




If your psu does not have any, then you may need to atatch them, using an adaptor, of whatever cables are left to use up from your PC, like a

sata to 4 pin molex connector.

take some pics of inside your case and the installation of the card you did.
a c 105 U Graphics card
December 27, 2011 10:01:08 PM

Even my mother could install that gpu with this info. Thumbs up !
a c 182 U Graphics card
December 27, 2011 10:54:34 PM

Hey fuggles you are to much love your spread and Pics. Way to go.