Hey guys, I recently (attempted to) replace my old graphics card, as the fans stopped working and I figured I'd get a quick, cheap upgrade in the meantime until I'm ready to purchase the parts for my first build. My current system is a HP Pavilion Elite m9340f Desktop PC
and if you haven't heard before, the stock graphics card was already crap and I was eligible and did participate in the replacement program...well here I am replacing it yet again out of my own pocket this time... I got a EVGA GT 240, put it in and checked my temperatures...it got up to a ridiculous 106+ C before my computer overheated and restarted. Looked inside, found the fans not working. Tried to use the EVGA precision software and got nothing. ARGH!!
I have tried to figure out what's going on, maybe it's something simple I am overlooking, but I am not sure what exactly to check for...it fit into the mobo, and I don't THINK it needs to be plugged into the psu or mobo?? I tried but it didn't seem to fit, so I assumed it was unecessary, and a video on youtube also did not plug it into any power source...Drivers installed as well. What did I forget or is something else going on?