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No display on monitor after upgrading components

Hi!
I replaced my motherboard after my old one died, I bought some new components which included:
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G - Processor
GIGABYTE GA-A320M-HD2 - Motherboard
Crucial DDR4 8GB 2400Mhz - RAM (one stick)
LMS Power X750 - PSU
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM - HDD

After rebuilding the computer I plugged in the power cable and turned on the computer. It started with no problem at all except of the monitor puts itself on power saving mode. A light on the motherboard indicates it is on. But the computer has failed to POST, no beeping sound to indicate this or anything.

I've tried to clean the RAM with Isopropanol Alcohol and a micro fiber cloth, re-seating the ram into different slots and CPU, as well as powering on the computer with and without a graphics card (AMD R9 270X), using different display adapters (DVI and VGA (monitor doesn't support HDMI)), buying a new hard drive (old one still had old BIOS and Windows 7 installed) and finally starting the computer without any RAM (no beeping sounds from the motherboard itself even with a speaker).

It might be faulty RAM or motherboard I really have no idea what so ever, so please it will be much appreciated if someone could help me with this issue.

Best Regards,
Mark
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  1. Hi,
    The board needs a BIOS update for supporting that CPU.
  2. alexoiu said:
    Hi,
    The board needs a BIOS update for supporting that CPU.


    Hi,
    Thanks for the reply, according to the GIGABYTE website the motherboard does support the CPU, I cannot update the motherboard's BIOS due to the fact I can't see what is happening on the monitor, it just goes into power saving mode so I can't see anything that is going on.
  3. Hi, It does, starting with the F10 BIOS version. For updating the BIOS, you'd need a supported CPU.
  4. alexoiu said:
    Hi, It does, starting with the F10 BIOS version. For updating the BIOS, you'd need a supported CPU.


    Hi,
    I don't really understand what your saying. This is what the GIGABYTE website says:

    "AMD Ryzen 3 2200G 4C/4T 3.5GHz / 3.6GHz 2MB 4MB 1100 MHz Raven Ridge 14nm B1 45-65W F10"

    Under the supported CPU list.
    https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-A320M-HD2-rev-10#support-cpu
  5. Best answer
    Check the column with F10. The name says "Since BIOS version"
    Check also articles like https://www.anandtech.com/show/12426/am4-motherboard-apu-bios-updates
    The APUs require a BIOS update on old motherboards.
  6. So I'd somehow have to update the current F10 BIOS to F20?
  7. Nope. If F10, the board should support the CPU. But... is the board's BIOS F10?
  8. alexoiu said:
    Nope. If F10, the board should support the CPU. But... is the board's BIOS F10?


    As far as I know it is (based off the website support list)
  9. What are the 4 digits after SN in the board's serial number (SN1xxx)?
  10. alexoiu said:
    What are the 4 digits after SN in the board's serial number (SN1xxx)?


    SN172000015198
  11. Then board has most probably the F2 BIOS version.
  12. alexoiu said:
    Then board has most probably the F2 BIOS version.


    Do I need to update it? If so how because I can't see the display
  13. You'd need a supported CPU. Are you using a tv, or monitor? What video cable tested?
  14. alexoiu said:
    You'd need a supported CPU. Are you using a tv, or monitor? What video cable tested?


    As I've said at the beginning of the thread I have used a monitor and tested different connections (DVI and VGA). The monitor is not the issue as I have tried booting the computer with different ones.
  15. Then a local pc repair shop might help in updating the board's BIOS. Or, try RMA-ing the board and asking for a BIOS update.
  16. alexoiu said:
    You'd need a supported CPU. Are you using a tv, or monitor? What video cable tested?


    alexoiu said:
    Then a local pc repair shop might help in updating the board's BIOS. Or, try RMA-ing the board and asking for a BIOS update.


    Do you know how to update/flash the bios without a display? When I looked at the bios updates F20 was the one that would add support for the CPU.
  17. You can't without a display, therefore a supported CPU and a graphics card are needed.
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