K, so these are the specs of the computer I'm trying to give a new graphics card:
Model: HP p6243w Desktop Computer
Hard Drive: 320 GB, Windows 10
RAM: 3 GB
Processor: AMD Sempron LE 1200
Processor Speed: 2.10 GHz
Functional or for Parts: Functional -- Computer powered on and entered BIOS. 320GB wiped HDD and 3GB RAM are included.
I have removed the old graphics card and put in this:XFX R7 240 2GB AMD RADEON
So that was done. I did notice that the fan of the new graphics drive does not move, no matter what I do.
I figured there must be something else to plug in, but cannot figure out what goes where. The little cord on the graphics card that leads to the fan is too small to plug in anyplace - does that need an adapter to plug into the older, larger slot where the old fan for the old graphics card used to go?
Anyway, since I pulled the old graphics card and put in the new one, the monitor does not 'see' the computer anymore. At all. I even plugged back in the old one and while the fan on that one moves now, the monitor still doesn't recognize the computer.
I tried everything I could think of (which admittedly isn't much) and before I take this down to the computer store and have someone figure out what I did wrong, I figured I'd beg for help online first.