If you’re using a CPU that doesn’t have an integrated graphics module (like AMD Ryzen 7 5800X that I am using), you have to install an external GPU in order to get your output on a monitor/screen. Ergo, I had to use one of my old NVIDIA GTX 1080 graphics card in my PC.
Now, the problem was that this GPU didn’t support showing the BIOS through its HDMI or Display Port. After going through some forums and documentation, I came across this tool by NVIDIA – Graphics Firmware Update Tool. This tool allows you to boot using Display Port, DVI, or HDMI. I downloaded and ran this and finally entered the BIOS and viola I could see the BIOS Dashboard.
The process for entering the BIOS can be different for different motherboards but these two should work for most:
Shiftkey and then click on Restart.
Deletekey when the PC is booting up.
If you still face issues, then:
- try connecting your monitor and your GPU via the Display Port (if you were using an HDMI) or HDMI (if you were using Display Port).
- use new/different cables and try.