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P9X79 Pro - No display during initial memory check and POST

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January 15, 2013 4:09:42 PM

Ever since I built my system in May 2012, I have never seen anything on either of my monitors showing the POST and memory check. Only after I hear the POST beep do I see something on the display; and that is the Windows 8 loading screen).

Is there a setting in the P9X79 Pro's BIOS to enable and disable the display of the POST stats? If not, then why am I not seeing anything until the POST is successful and Windows starts loading? I do have the UEFI/BIOS logo shut off, but would that kill the rest of the info displayed as well?

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January 15, 2013 4:57:31 PM

I don't often get too deep into the specific BIOS/UEFI settings, but seems like a simple enough test to me. Try enabling the logo setting and see if you get any video output.

For the most part, the whole point of UEFI is to just do the bare minimum needed to initialize the hardware, then get out of the way for the OS. It's not intended to be as heavy/full featured as the old BIOS.
January 15, 2013 5:46:33 PM

I haven't gone into the BIOS/UEFI in many months, but I would still like to see the POST test on the screen, especially since it takes it several extra seconds to check all the RAM I have.

But I'll enable the logo again tonight and see what happens.
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January 22, 2013 11:00:47 AM

Enabled the logo, and that is all I see during POST. I guess it's designed to not display everything it does during POST, which is fine with me!
January 22, 2013 11:50:07 PM

You should see POST information at the beginning of the POST process, but it probably is just POSTing too fast for your monitor to come on. The Boot Logo adds a second or two to the POST process, so you are basically just slowing down the process to the point where the monitor (or possibly video card) can catch up.

As long as you can still enter the BIOS, I wouldn't worry about it and would keep the BIOS Logo disabled. No reason to add to your POST times if you don't need to IMO.