What to do after installing a new motherboard

I purchased the ryzen 3 1200 and a GA-A320 mobo along with some new ddr4 ram. I'm super excited and Those items are the only things I'm changing. Can someone tell me a step by step guide to what to do when I boot up? I'm using my same HDD. Specifically looking for bios tips. Thank you!
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  1. Before I can give you a full guide, I need to know what we're working with.

    Is this a homebuilt system or prebuilt? Some prebuilts (Dell, HP, Acer, etc) do not build their motherboards to ATX standards. This might be a roadblock for you if this is a prebuilt system.
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  2. weberdarren97 said:
    Before I can give you a full guide, I need to know what we're working with.

    Is this a homebuilt system or prebuilt? Some prebuilts (Dell, HP, Acer, etc) do not build their motherboards to ATX standards. This might be a roadblock for you if this is a prebuilt system.
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  3. elijahrod1 said:
    weberdarren97 said:
    Before I can give you a full guide, I need to know what we're working with.

    Is this a homebuilt system or prebuilt? Some prebuilts (Dell, HP, Acer, etc) do not build their motherboards to ATX standards. This might be a roadblock for you if this is a prebuilt system.




    You just quoted me but didn't respond?
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  4. weberdarren97 said:
    Before I can give you a full guide, I need to know what we're working with.

    Is this a homebuilt system or prebuilt? Some prebuilts (Dell, HP, Acer, etc) do not build their motherboards to ATX standards. This might be a roadblock for you if this is a prebuilt system.


    It's a prebuilt system I've already gotten a dedicated GPU , the GA-A320 is a micro atx which I know the case supports , is that what you mean ?
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  5. elijahrod1 said:
    weberdarren97 said:
    Before I can give you a full guide, I need to know what we're working with.

    Is this a homebuilt system or prebuilt? Some prebuilts (Dell, HP, Acer, etc) do not build their motherboards to ATX standards. This might be a roadblock for you if this is a prebuilt system.


    It's a prebuilt system I've already gotten a dedicated GPU , the GA-A320 is a micro atx which I know the case supports , is that what you mean ?



    Yes, but I need the model. If you don't know the model, lay a piece of paper under your GA-A320 and stick a pencil through the screw holes on the board. Cut those holes out of the paper and make sure they line up with the holes in the board that's already in the case.
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  6. weberdarren97 said:
    elijahrod1 said:
    weberdarren97 said:
    Before I can give you a full guide, I need to know what we're working with.

    Is this a homebuilt system or prebuilt? Some prebuilts (Dell, HP, Acer, etc) do not build their motherboards to ATX standards. This might be a roadblock for you if this is a prebuilt system.




    You just quoted me but didn't respond?


    weberdarren97 said:
    elijahrod1 said:
    weberdarren97 said:
    Before I can give you a full guide, I need to know what we're working with.

    Is this a homebuilt system or prebuilt? Some prebuilts (Dell, HP, Acer, etc) do not build their motherboards to ATX standards. This might be a roadblock for you if this is a prebuilt system.


    It's a prebuilt system I've already gotten a dedicated GPU , the GA-A320 is a micro atx which I know the case supports , is that what you mean ?



    Yes, but I need the model. If you don't know the model, lay a piece of paper under your GA-A320 and stick a pencil through the screw holes on the board. Cut those holes out of the paper and make sure they line up with the holes in the board that's already in the case.


    It's an AeroCool StikeX-1 case
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  7. elijahrod1 said:
    weberdarren97 said:
    elijahrod1 said:
    weberdarren97 said:
    Before I can give you a full guide, I need to know what we're working with.

    Is this a homebuilt system or prebuilt? Some prebuilts (Dell, HP, Acer, etc) do not build their motherboards to ATX standards. This might be a roadblock for you if this is a prebuilt system.




    You just quoted me but didn't respond?


    weberdarren97 said:
    elijahrod1 said:
    weberdarren97 said:
    Before I can give you a full guide, I need to know what we're working with.

    Is this a homebuilt system or prebuilt? Some prebuilts (Dell, HP, Acer, etc) do not build their motherboards to ATX standards. This might be a roadblock for you if this is a prebuilt system.


    It's a prebuilt system I've already gotten a dedicated GPU , the GA-A320 is a micro atx which I know the case supports , is that what you mean ?



    Yes, but I need the model. If you don't know the model, lay a piece of paper under your GA-A320 and stick a pencil through the screw holes on the board. Cut those holes out of the paper and make sure they line up with the holes in the board that's already in the case.


    It's an AeroCool StikeX-1 case


    Yeah it'll fit in the case.

    One final thing. Please make sure that your power supply has the connectors needed for the new board. I'm not sure if your old board will have a 4-pin CPU power at the top or not, so be aware that your new board will need that.

    If it's not there already, this cable can likely be found in the bag of extra cables that came with your power supply.
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