Video Cards Won't Work, Bad PCI-E Slot? Help!

I have an older MSI motherboard K9N6PGM2-V2 (specs here), and anytime I attempt to put a graphics card in the PCI-E slot, my monitor won't receive any signal, yet the computer seems to go through POST successfully based on the beeps. I have tried two seperate video cards and same issue.

I have configured the BIOS to make PCI-E the priority over Intergrated, and the weird thing is when the PCI-E is plugged in, the integrated won't display video either until I take out the card. I've made sure that it's dust free, connected, etc.

The cards I have been trying have been PCI-E 2.0 cards (x16) which should be compatible with my motherboard which supports PCI-E 1.0 (x16). My power supply is 585 watts and should be more than enough.

I am starting to think that my motherboard has a bad PCI-E slot. Is there anything else that you can think of (I don't want to upgrade, I just won't play games)? Thank you!
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    First, see if your graphics card requires a special additional power connector, these are not optional and must be connected to your power supply.

    The best way to test this would be to throw the card in another computer that can take a PCI-E graphics card. Unfortunately, graphics cards can be pretty sensitive to ESD and it may have been damaged depending on how it was stored. Another thing you could try is resetting your BIOS to factory default, there may be a setting that relates to the PCI-E slot that you just aren't seeing, and a factory reset may fix it for you.

    If the card wont work in another computer, a computer that's know to work, the your motherboard may have gone bad and there isn't much you can do short of replacing it or settling for integrated graphics.

    Also, check the attached tutorial for any extra tips or tricks.

    Best of luck!
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  2. Sorry if the GPU will not work on your MB, nothing you can do and there is not magic bullet let you play the game without GPU. If you don't have the budget you can buy the open box or 2nd hand from amazon or ebay. You have get the new MB otherwise no GPU and no games.
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