Is there by any chance that you continue using the existing card, since it is working on the server. You too understand that server's hardware isn't built to accommodate GPU card installation, not until the recent PowerEdge models.
I have worked with another user in a GPU thread here, and the server seems to have bricked the GPU card, though we are unsure if the card it self is DOA. But wouldn't want to take the risk again to install another similar GPU card with the 12V cable.
Thanks for the reply Joey.
I was thinking of buying one of these, connecting one end the motherboard as normal and on the other split cable test the voltages with a voltmeter.
I know the PCIe slots are limited to 25w but if I was to buy a slightly older Nvidia Quadro GPU without the additional power connectors that purely runs off PCIe slot power, and was rated at 65w would it just simply not run?
Most likely, it is a lot more power draw than the slot supports.
I've actually settled with purchasing a Nvidia GT 710 2GB GDDR5 GPU which has a power consumption of 19w.
It's Windows 10 compatible so installing drivers should be a lot easier than my current one which was last supported on Windows 8.0, plus the card has x4 more storage. Its not by any means a gaming card but it will certainly give the server a graphic boost.