No video output on boot (I have read many articles)

takaomatt

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First off, I have read this as every article asks! http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261145-31-perform-steps-posting-post-boot-video-problems

I have tried many many things, but perhaps my latest state is the simplest to troubleshoot:

I have removed the graphics card and hard drives, so the setup just includes the motherboard, CPU, and one stick of RAM (details of components below). I have connected the mouse, keyboard, and monitor through DVI.

Upon booting, fans spin up as expected, mouse and keyboard light up. When I hit the CAPS lock button, the LED on my keyboard toggles, which according to one of the articles I read seems to mean that the CPU is booting?

However, throughout several hours of testing and following guides, I haven't seen so much as a flicker of video output on DVI or HDMI. Is there enough information here to at least know which component is not working?

Parts:
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor

Motherboard *Asus - PRIME B350M-A/CSM Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard

Memory *G.Skill - Aegis 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory

Video Card Zotac - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB AMP! Edition Video Card
 

getochkn

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Well first, that CPU has no built into GPU so the motherboard won't give off any video output. You need a GPU with that motherboard/CPU combo.

It's deceving because those motherboard are built to handle the Ryzen CPU (no GPU) or an upcoming CPU/GPU combo APU chip, so it works with both, BUT only the onboard video would work with the APU, which you don't have, you only have a CPU.

So you need to put in your GPU and plug your monitor into that.
 

getochkn

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Well first, that CPU has no built into GPU so the motherboard won't give off any video output. You need a GPU with that motherboard/CPU combo.

It's deceving because those motherboard are built to handle the Ryzen CPU (no GPU) or an upcoming CPU/GPU combo APU chip, so it works with both, BUT only the onboard video would work with the APU, which you don't have, you only have a CPU.

So you need to put in your GPU and plug your monitor into that.
 

takaomatt

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Thanks! I accidentally ended up trying this and it works now, your answer brings clarity, haha.
 

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