I am planning to use the on-board graphics, nowhere in the user's manual did I find a mention of some kind of jumper or sticker that needs removal for use of the function. However, when booting up with absolutely nothing plugged aside from the Motherboard's both power cords, CPU/ CPU fan and the memory sticks, I'm hearing the long beep followed by two short ones. It refers to graphical error according to the Manual. I'm not getting any video signal either according to both my old monitor (D-SUB), and HD TV (HDMI). Both were used on separate occasions by the way, I'm fairly sure plugging both at once won't do any good in this situation.
So I picked up my old 9800GTX+ Asus card and put it in. Thankfully I'm temporary running on my old Power Supply, if I remember correctly it's a normal 500w Thermaltake I paid about 100$ almost 2 years ago. I'm still waiting on a new HTPC case and power supply, 'm currently installed on an old normal ATX case.
Power ON, CPU fan starts running then everything shuts down, it powers up again on its own and I'm able to get into the BIOS. Memory settings are detected perfectly, same with the CPU, so I loaded the fail-safe settings and unplugged the card. I figured the auto-shut down and restart was normal behavior since the same happened when unplugging the latter. It partially confirmed my suspicions that he on-board graphics were malfunctioning since I was back to square one without video signal and beeps pointing to : (ref gigabytes' user's manual) : Graphical or Monitor error. The TV is the same one that was used by the old HTPC, and the monitor is working as we speak on my laptop.
By the way, I cannot use the video card because it is being used by another computer and honestly speaking I have no need for a malfunctioning motherboard (if that's the case) and would rather use the on-board graphic feature of the motherboard/cpu.
Any ideas of what I'm forgetting or doing wrong in getting the on-board graphics working? Thanks in advance.