So yeah I got the new ASRock C236 WSI m-ITX for a Pfsense box and I got a Intel Xeon E3-1220 V5, and I didn't check for onboard GPU and I assumed it's there, any way Now I'm trying to make the board boot without checking for Video card, But each time I remove the External GPU or disable the video option in the bios I get the 5 beeps for no GPU detected error.
any way around that? I mean i don't need video and I don't want to get a cheap gpu because I want to use that Pci-e for NIC's
I just built my first pfSense box two days ago. I'm super pleased. It kicks butt. However, I used and old gaming rig and I still need something replace the big gaming gpu. lol. There's no integrated gpu on the mobo.
I'm using this for my network card and so-far (albiet only a few days) it's had no issues.
He only has one expansion slot so a GPU would mean he couldn't put in the networking card that he wanted. A PfSense box really is a networking box that doesn't need a gpu so him requiring a gpu over the networking functionality would be rather dull.
I am having a video issue as well. I purchased the Xeon E3-1275 V5 with integrated graphics for a FreeNAS box, and I have no video at all. I can't even get into BIOS. I also tried a discrete card and still no luck. I swapped out different ports, monitors, unplugged all the hard drives except the the boot drive and still no luck. I don't receive any beep errors either. Any suggestions?
You seem to be misinformed and don't understand the problem correctly. The problem is not that there is no VGA output but neither the CPU nor the mainboard has an integrated GPU. Therefore graphics cannot be processed. The link you've posted is a USB-VGA-adapter, not a video or graphics card.
Ok i read a bit further. Before Displaylink 4.3 the CPU emulated an indipendend graphics card and send the comprimated data to the usb device. From 4.3 till now it emulates another port at the graphicscard. So with older hardware it may be possible to use it without a graphicscard, when you get your computer into booting. Due to the fact that even then the computation is done on the cpu by the driver itself it will only work after loading the driver and this will not be done by the computer when in bios. So it wont work.
My thoughts are incompatible RAM (not likely) or mobo arrived with defects. The RAM I'm using is crucial's ECC DDR4 which is not on the compatibility list for the mobo, but crucial kits usually work with most builds even if not officially reported as such. What I find interesting is that when I plug in the discrete card, then fan doesn't come on at all. In my experience a card fan will turn on at startup even if it ends up not needing the fan.