I am trying to help this guy, who just bought a new GT240. It is a passive card. (No additional 6-pin power cable)
He used to have an on_board gpu. We don't know exactly, but he is believed to have a weak PSU, since his PC is pre-build retail.
When he plugs in the new GT240 he can't get past POST.
Since he doesn't know *** about his PC specs, he is going to post some pictures of his mobo and psu. I'll come back to you with more details, but right now my question is the following:
He said he thinks the sticker on his PSU (or something in the back) says 350V (yeah, V, so this is not confirmed info). Presuming it said 350W, and that the 12v rail has above 180W, wouldn't that be enough to get the PU past POST?
Can an old 8-pin mobo even support gt240? If the PSU isn't it, what could be?