Hello, I just built a computer two days ago. It has a MSi A85X motherboard, A10 APU, 750W Corsair CX750, 2x4 GB of Patriot Viper RAM at 1600mhz, ASUS DVD drive, and a 2 TB Seagate Barracuda. I turn on the computer and the fans go on. The motherboard seems to have power going to it. However, the splash screen does not appear. I have tried reseating everything possible and have my PC connected to my TV via category 2 Bluerigger HDMI cable. I have not yet installed an operating system. Could it be that I need to start installing an OS for the motherboard splash screen to appear? Please list some causes and solutions.
I did not forget that. I installed the standoffs before placing in the motherboard. More or less because my motherboard warranty info said that it would void my warranty if I put it on anything aside from the standoffs in my case and the phillips hex combo screws.