My motherboard only comes with an onboard DVI and my monitor only has VGA so the graphics card is my only solution. However, the graphics card is working in the x8 slot so I'm assuming the x16 slot is no longer functioning.
New question: so I installed the GT 240 in the x8 slot and things are working perfectly (i.e. games run, aero on Win7 is flawless, etc). Is it safe to leave the card in that slot or should I start looking into a new motherboard?