So I've been struggling with this motherboard for like a 3 straight days, and finally figured out the problem is the on board video out would not allow me to post. Well it was posting, I just couldn't see it was posting. My objective is the only use 1 of the onboard HDMI plug as the only and primary output to my TV.
The only way I can see anything on the screen is to install a random PCI-Express video card to get any picture on the screen.
After I finally got into BIOS. I went to Peripherals > GFX Configuration >
And there is 2 Options and a few suboptions
A. Primary Video Device -> A1. IGD Video -> A2. NB PCIe Slot Video (default)
B. Integrated Graphics -> B1. Auto (default) -> B2. Disabled -> B3. Force
According to the Manual it says:
IGD Video: Sets the onboard Graphics as the first display
NB PCIe Slot Video: Sets the PCI Express graphics card on the PCI Express Slot controlled by the North Bridge as the first display (default)
Enable or disables the onboard graphics function
Auto: The BIOS will automatically enable or disable the on-board graphics depending on the graphics card being installed. (Default)
Disabled: Disables on-board graphics.
Force: Always activates the on-board graphics, whether or not the PCI Express card is installed. IF force -> UMA Frame Buffer Size -> Auto (default), 256M, 512M, 1G, 2G
Based on the Default values, if there is no video card installed, there should be a signal from any of the Display ports on the motherboard, But I get nothing.
I've tried options > IGD Video and Force, and still get nothing. Even with these options according to the manual, if i place a video card in the pci express slot, it should not work. But it does. I don't understand what is going on here.
CPU: Athlon X4 760K