PCI E booting up with black screen

I picked this PC up for cheap and would like to use it as a media center on an old Svideo tv. I have two graphics card that I've tested with this PC and both of them aren't booting. I have made sure the PCI E is the primary boot in bios, but to no avail. please help!


P4M900-M4
1gb ram
300W max power suppply
OS- wind. 7

Graphic Cards

Geforce fx5900
Lancer 210 M03
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  1. What CPU do you have?
  2. Processor: Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.00GHz (2 CPUs), ~3.0GHz
  3. beninbb said:
    I picked this PC up for cheap and would like to use it as a media center on an old Svideo tv. I have two graphics card that I've tested with this PC and both of them aren't booting. I have made sure the PCI E is the primary boot in bios, but to no avail. please help!


    P4M900-M4
    1gb ram
    300W max power suppply
    OS- wind. 7

    Graphic Cards

    Geforce fx5900
    Lancer 210 M03



    I would question whether the power supply is putting out enough to run a graphics card. With aging and all that is.
  4. beninbb said:
    Processor: Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.00GHz (2 CPUs), ~3.0GHz


    Thats weird then...is your bios up to date?
  5. try another power supply the one your using may be two weak to post with the gpu installed.
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