I have this HP workstation which has had a nvidia geforce 7600gs 256mb. Recently the display has stopped working (PC still running). When i opened it up it seems that the fan has stopped running (it was getting noisy so assume it has now stopped running - i can free it with my finger but it gets stuck again).
So i bought a geforce 9400 GT and whilst it fits and the fan runs the PC reports a graphics problem (via 6 beeps at boot up which is part of hp diagnostics). On closer investigation it seems that the new pcard is pci-e v2.0 and the old card is pci-e (no version so i assume was 1.0?).
So i am wondering if that is the prpblem. I read that not all pci e 2.0 cards are backwardly compatible.
So is this the reason this card isn't working ?
And if so what are the best cards for my PC ? (I am finding it very hard to search on differing forms of pci-e cards - you just get them all coming up and id rather than have to go through the fine details of the specification of each to work out which will work).