I’m assembling this new machine for a friend of a friend, his motherboard is an Asus TUF B360 Plus gaming and his CPU is an i5 9600k (yes, i know, it wasn’t my suggestion, he selected and bought the parts himself).
i assembled the system, powered it on and nothing, just the LEDs lit up and the coolers started spinning, not even a beep from the PC speaker.
Tried some few known methods to make it work, changed the RAM, changed the PSU, nothing and then it dawned on me that the BIOS could be outdated, which i can’t exactly tell because it doesn’t let me access the BIOS.
Is there any way to tell which BIOS is it running right now? And if its outdated, is there any way to update it without an 8th gen CPU? I don’t exactly have any of those around.
The motherboard is also slightly bent from the factory, which i haven’t seen before.