So I got a bare bones kit for something to do. It came with a Biostar AMD AM3 MATX mobo, AMD AthlonII x 3, 8GB DDR3, 1TB HD, MSI Radeon HD 5450 1GB DDR3 PCIe w/HDMI, and fans, case etc. Slapping everything together was fun, but when it came time to install my OS my problem started. I made a trusty. LIVEcd Ubuntu 10.12. I get to the boot options and aniything other than the mem test hangs up. I tried the alt install. Mint 14. Net install. they all get the boot options and end with a black screen with a cursor or MSI quirk. I've edited the boot options with nomode and noacpi or whatever. (Kinda ill. posting this on my phone.) Anyways, I have this new pc I just built and can't do anything with it. Oh yeah. I use the HDMI to my tv. I removed the video card and. used the onboard VGA. same thing. Maybe something in the BIOS? Any ideas or help would be great. Thanks and GB.