you keep posting this.
why use any server to play games.
why not build a real DT with ASUS top MOBO.
why mess with this old rig?
why run XP the virus magnet and is Dead OS for 3 years
missing Service pack 3? that is hopeless too.
Vista too is DEAD> OS.
put in windows 7, if it can run at all , ask HP that. HP.com
ever heard of them?
and last (BAD NEWS HERE)
your server class BIOS does not support , expanded external
video carD ROMs , like all real DESKTOPS do.
your card USES this spec, PC , PCI slots only.
PCI Express 2.1
the card use that spec, for voltage levels
and is dual level (low) card.
you system uses 3.3v and is not supported by that card. period.
ask HP what Express card levels it can use if any.
ask on the HP forum, (google HP forum, its not HERE)
bios is NOT IN XP, ? BIOS is not OS. at all.
they do talk back and forth yes.
it's ROM on the the mother board, only, and on all highend'
video cards, (called expansion rom on the card is this ROM) this error can be the above, wrong card
and when reading the rom gets errors due to wrong signal levels used. (2.1 cards are wrong here)
you sound NOOB'sh, that's ok.. this stuff is easy.
Bios is just rom code, read only memory chip
you take out the HDD on aNY PC AND THE ROM WORKS
PERFECT IN ALL CASES.
With no MOBO rom , you cant boot, nor decide what to boot or order.
my guess is you fell in love with the word server or
the game you have has a published minimum system spec
did you read that first? it will be laggy on that level of system.
first G4 was 2004? what year is yours?
HP says it runs windows 7 , 64bit. not XP. ever.http://h20566.www2.hpe.com/portal/site/hpsc/template.PAGE/public/psi/manualsResults/?sp4ts.oid=3186395&spf_p.tpst=psiContentResults&spf_p.prp_psiContentResults=wsrp-navigationalState%3Daction%253Dmanualslist%257Cviewall%253Dtrue%257Clang%253Den&javax.portlet.begCacheTok=com.vignette.cachetoken&javax.portlet.endCacheTok=com.vignette.cachetoken
Intel®Xeon®3000 series processor
3040 PROCESSOR, WITH 2 cores.
the slowest one made it seems,,, old it is.
One PCI-E x8 slot
One PCI-E x4 line with x8 slot
Two 3.3V 32-bit/33-MHz PCI bus slots
only 3.3v video card work here if at all, BIOS may not.
no card stated by you, so no help .
what ever card you use must make the PCI bus happy
it most be compliant with that PCI buss chip, there.
that means only old card work there, period, real old.http://h20566.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?sp4ts.oid=3186395&docLocale=en_US&docId=emr_na-c00795605
tell more get more
id never attempt what you are doing
it's for a server, never a VIDEO game platform
what games in the future do you want to run?
that matters FIRST.
and last UPDATES
do not use XP, ever.
HP does not support older that 10 year old systems
for sure not XP, its a Dead OS now.
if MS cant support it how can HP
nor is your video card maker support Dead XP !
use Windows 7, forget all older systems and have a chance at success.
there is no bios upgrade on old systems.
unless super lucky, I dont have your service tag so cant help much.
go to hp.com
enter your service tag number and read all these facts.