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June 5, 2013 5:15:28 AM

Hi All, im seriously losing the plot, i decided to build a custom PC

I have a AMD A45300 processor with Onboard Graphics.
Gigabyte GA-F2A55-DS3 Rev 1.0 Motherboard
8gb Ram

Right the motherboard only has a HDMI output and ive put it onto 3 different TV's and it comes up with no signal, i then have purchased a Radeon HD6450 graphics card with HDMI, DVI and CRT output, still nothing.

I have NO Hdd attached, as i just want to get into the BIOS Screen. Would this matter ?

Any help would be appreciated

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June 5, 2013 5:25:06 AM

It does matter. You need a HDD.
June 5, 2013 5:31:02 AM

Not to get into the BIOS it doesn't.

You need to describe your situation a bit better. Does the rig power on at all? Does it beep? Have you done any form of Troubleshooting?
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June 5, 2013 5:31:19 AM

Madn3ss795 said:
It does matter. You need a HDD.


So i need a working HDD to show the bios screen, is that why im getting NO SIGNAL ?

May i ask why is that ? Is it because the drivers are on Windows ?

The PC turns on fans etc... but i dont get anything on the screen Says NO SIGNAL,
June 5, 2013 5:34:08 AM

manofchalk said:
Not to get into the BIOS it doesn't.

You need to describe your situation a bit better. Does the rig power on at all? Does it beep? Have you done any form of Troubleshooting?


Right the PC does turn on, well the CPU fan and case fan start, as does the LED light, i dont hear any beeps though

In regards to troubleshooting, ive tried different HDMI cables, 3 different HDMI TV (not Monitors), i then installed a seperate graphics card the Radeon HD6570, and then tried hdmi and dvi connections but still nothing
June 5, 2013 5:54:42 AM

OK, so something is preventing it from POSTing (which is when the BIOS kicks in).

Is the mobo speaker attached? It should have come with your case. This will help diagnose anything that could be preventing POST.
Is your RAM in correctly? A couple of experienced guys here have made the mistake of putting in RAM the wrong way and anguishing over why the rig would no longer post.
All your power cables hooked up, the CPU 4/8pin is commonly forgotten.
June 5, 2013 6:04:50 AM

Even without a hard drive connected the board should still boot, and give you the option to go into the bios setup.
I also just had a quick check to make sure the A4 5300 was supported by the board, and it is. It has been supported since F1 bios revision the first factory bios release.

I hope you made sure the eight pin 12v supply to the board is plugged in located next to the Cpu socket, if you forgot then make sure it is plugged in.
Often when it is not connected some boards half way power up and the fans spin also on the Cpu cooler, but there is not enough power provided for the board to fully boot up until the eight pin 12v is connected to the mother board.

Have a look at that first.

June 5, 2013 6:05:57 AM

manofchalk said:
OK, so something is preventing it from POSTing (which is when the BIOS kicks in).

Is the mobo speaker attached? It should have come with your case. This will help diagnose anything that could be preventing POST.
Is your RAM in correctly? A couple of experienced guys here have made the mistake of putting in RAM the wrong way and anguishing over why the rig would no longer post.
All your power cables hooked up, the CPU 4/8pin is commonly forgotten.


Hi Manofchalk, yes mobo speaker is attached, ram is in correctly ive tried just one 4gb and then both 4gb, 24 pin and 8 pin are connected to where they should be, just tried it barebone and had mobo out of case, and ram connected with speaker from mobo still no signal using hdmi output, does it matter that its a tv and not a hd monitor ??

June 5, 2013 6:23:16 AM

Hmm...
If its bread-boarded and still not POSting with the minimum of hardware, its possible you have a dead component on your hands. Based on what you ahve been saying, would suspect either the CPU or RAM, as the mobo and PSU seem to be fine.

I suggest you run through these steps, if its simply a case of user error it will catch it.
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261145-31-perform-ste...

Try clearing the CMOS, makes no sense I know but occasionally my board like to play dead until I clear the CMOS.
June 5, 2013 6:29:38 AM

Does it matter if the keyboard and mouse are not plugged in and also im trying to connect to a HDTV and not a monitor
June 5, 2013 6:33:26 AM

Keyboard and mouse no
TV vs monitor, no, to the computer they are both the same thing.
June 5, 2013 7:14:44 AM

on my intel laptop i wont get signal on the HDMI only when windows loads UP. BIOS WONT SHOW on HDMI (thats my case), i wont get the windows loading screen either. On the VGA i get the BIOS and windows loading scen but but not on hdmi. Maybe thats your case to.
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