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My BIOS for my motherboard won’t display on my monitor.

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Oyxii

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Hello forums,


I am currently trying to boot my custom built pc in BIOS for the first time, but i’m having problems with it displaying on my monitor. I am just getting a black screen with no text or anything.


I have first started with the use of HDMI with my graphics card and my motherboard and nothing displayed. I then got a DVI-D to HDMI adapter but realized that their both digital and that still didn’t work, nothing displayed. Now I got a HDMI to VGA adapter and nothing is being displayed.

I attempted resetting the CMOS with the battery and the jumper and nothing still displays on my monitor. My monitor supports HDMI and VGA.

At this point, i’m lost for ideas on how to resolve this issue and I need some help.

Specs:
Monitor: Acer SA230 bi LCD Monitor (1980x1080) HDMI & VGA supported.
CPU: Intel Pentium Gold G5400
GPU: EVGA Gtx 1050
RAM: Ballistix Sport LT 2666 4GB (one stick)
MB: Gigabyte GA-H110m-a LGA1151
PSU: 500W Raptor Power.
 

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just for troubleshooting and to get the PC started, remove that graphics card and just use the on-board HDMI port for now.

it sounds like your monitor doesn't have a native HDMI port, hence you're using an adapter - is the adapter OK?
and on the add-on graphics card, if it has the extra ports for power, did you plug that in?

and what happened to lead to this?
when was the PC last runing OK?
 

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Okay, I did your troubleshooting and removed the GPU and used the motherboard’s HDMI.

My monitor does have an HDMI port on the back of it and also a VGA.

The adapters are brand new, i just purchased them.

My GPU also does not consist of extra ports to be powered from the PSU, but it does run, the fans are spinning on the GPU.

As for your question onto how this lead to this situation. I am not sure, I just got finished building the computer, all the parts are brand new, I haven’t even installed windows yet.

The PC is also running, all the fans/cpu fan are spinning. The ram sticks are perfectly installed.

At this point, it could possibly be my monitor, but I even tried the two other TV’s that I have, and still no display of the BIOS.

Edit: I even took the motherboard back apart from the computer case, cleaned the CPU and made sure it was aligned correctly. I highly doubt it’s my CPU causing this issue.

Edit: I have a question, do I need to have the motherboard disc inside of a DVD player for the PC in order for me to run the BIOs for the first time? If so, i do not have one.

Video of this issue:
 
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Oyxii

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Hello Oyxii and welcome to PCHF!

After looking at the motherboards official support page, it looks like your motherboard does not support the CPU that you currently have. (https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-H110M-A-rev-10)

According to the CPU Product Page, your CPU is compatible with a motherboard using the Intel 300 Series Chipset.
(https://www.amazon.com/Intel-Pentiu...p/B0793BQS3R#HLCXComparisonWidget_feature_div)

Your current motherboard uses the Intel H110 Express Chipset.
Okay good to note. I totally understand now. Now it’s time for me to get a new motherboard, do you have any other ideas of motherboards that I should purchase?
 

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The easiest way to pick a motherboard that is compatible with your CPU is PcPartPicker. It takes out the hard work like finding the cheapest price for you, it helps you pick parts that are compatible, and makes it super easy to share possible builds with other PC Building enthusiasts.

I have made a choice that you can view via the link provided. I made the choice assuming that you need a MicroATX Motherboard. - https://pcpartpicker.com/list/CnF8J8

You can see the other choices that are compatible by going to the motherboard list. To do this simply click the link that says motherboard.
 
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Oyxii

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The easiest way to pick a motherboard that is compatible with your CPU is PcPartPicker. It takes out finding the cheapest price for you, it helps you pick parts that are compatible, and makes it super easy to share possible builds with other PC Building enthusiasts.

I have made a choice that you can view via the link provided. I made the choice assuming that you need a MicroATX Motherboard. - https://pcpartpicker.com/list/CnF8J8

You can see the other choices that are compatible by going to the motherboard list. To do this simply click the link that says motherboard.
Honestly, from the looks of the motherboard you have offered to me, that’s a go! It supports everything I need and it isn’t gigabyte
 
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Oyxii

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That is good to hear.

I am always happy to help.
Wait!
Will this be a good motherboard?

ASUS Prime H310M-E LGA1151 (300 Series) DDR4 HDMI VGA mATX Motherboard (PRIME H310M-E) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BP9B1NZ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_PyoCBbS90RXBC

The only reason I found this motherboard is because it has a 4 pin header for the PSU, but the only reason I ask is because it says it exclusively supports 8th Generation processors. So is my Intel Pentium Gold 8th generation?
 

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Either option would work.

The MSI Motherboard has an 8pin connector for the purposes of Overclocking.

If you are not intending to overclock, you should be able to use a 4pin connector in the 8pin slot without issue.

They also have converter cables if it really became an issue.

As far as your CPU, yes it is infact 8th generation.(Fairly new even)

You can read more about the CPU here - https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/processors/pentium/g5400.html
 
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