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Why no output on VGA monitor with Ryzen 2200G/ASUS PRIME A320 M-K?

I've bought recently a computer with Ryzen 2200G APU and ASUS PRIME A320 M-K motherboard.

I only had a VGA monitor, this motherboard has a VGA port, so at first glance, even at the store they assumed it would work fine.

When I got home and first turned on the PC, disappointment . No image at all on the VGA monitor.

I checked online I already had the latest BIOS installed.

I tried connecting through a HDMI cable to a TV, only then I got image and could access the BIOS, start to install the operating system.

Some days later, in Windows 10, I still had the HDMI TV as 1st monitor, I connected the VGA monitor to the VGA port as 2nd monitor, surprise surprise , I finally managed to get output on the VGA monitor, which told me it works but only in Windows, for some reason, when I rebooted, outside Windows, I couldn't see anything via VGA, only through HDMI.

Is it a motherboard issue (ASUS), or processor issue (AMD)? I've contacted both companies, AMD told me it is recommended to use digital connections such as HDMI, they said nothing about VGA , which leads me to assume AMD didn't worry about full VGA support (since it tends to disappear in the near future), hence why it doesn't always work. I'd still like to know the technical explanation for this, to be better informed.

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Officially AMD, nVidia, Intel, and other companies terminated support for VGA over 3 years ago, so your question needs to be directed to ASUS.

Leading PC Companies Move to All Digital Display Technology, Phasing out Analog

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 8, 2010 – AMD, Dell, Intel Corporation, Lenovo, Samsung Electronics LCD Business and LG Display today announced intentions to accelerate adoption of scalable and lower power digital interfaces such as DisplayPort and High-Definition Multimedia Interface® (HDMI) into the PC.

Intel and AMD expect that analog display outputs such as Video Graphics Array (VGA) and the low voltage differential signaling technology (LVDS) panel interface would no longer be supported in their product lines by 2015. HDMI has increasingly been included in new PCs for easy connection to consumer electronics devices. DisplayPort is expected to become the single PC digital display output for embedded flat panels, PC monitors and projectors.

DisplayPort and HDMI allow for slimmer laptop designs, and support higher resolutions with deeper color than VGA – a technology which is more than 20 years old. Additionally, as laptops get smaller and their embedded flat panel resolutions increase for more immersive experiences, the power advantages, bi-directional communications and design efficiency benefits of DisplayPort make it a superior choice over LVDS, the previous standard for LCD panel inputs.

Intel plans to end support of LVDS in 2013 and VGA in 2015 in its PC client processors and chipsets.

"Modern digital display interfaces like DisplayPort and HDMI enhance the consumer visual PC experience by immersing them with higher resolutions and deeper colors -- all at lower power -- to enhance battery life for laptops," said Eric Mentzer, Intel's vice president of Strategy, Planning and Operations for the Visual and Parallel Computing Group. "By moving to these new interfaces, Intel is able to focus investment on new innovations to enhance the PC experience rather than having to solve challenges of supporting legacy analog interfaces on our latest silicon process technology and products."

AMD plans to begin phasing out legacy interfaces, starting with the removal of native LVDS output from most products in 2013. The company also plans to remove native VGA output starting in 2013, with expansion to all AMD products by 2015. This would mean DVI-I support will be eliminated in the same timeframe.

"Displays and display standards are rapidly evolving, with new features such as multi-display support, stereoscopic 3-D, higher resolutions and increased color depth quickly moving from early adopter and niche usage to mainstream application," said Eric Demers, AMD's chief technology officer, Graphics Division. "Legacy interfaces such as VGA, DVI and LVDS have not kept pace, and newer standards such as DisplayPort and HDMI clearly provide the best connectivity options moving forward. In our opinion, DisplayPort 1.2 is the future interface for PC monitors, along with HDMI 1.4a for TV connectivity."

While the large installed base of existing VGA monitors and projectors will likely keep VGA on PC back panels beyond 2015, leading PC makers are in strong support of this transition. The DisplayPort connector interface provides backwards and forwards compatibility by supporting VGA and DVI output via certified adapters, while also providing new capabilities such as single connector multi-monitor support.

Moving to the latest digital standards like DisplayPort enables customers to preserve backwards compatibility with installed equipment while taking full advantage of the latest advances in display capabilities, configuration options, and features," said Liam Quinn, chief technology officer, Dell Business Client.

"We live in a digital-rich world and display technology must keep up with the explosion of digital content," said George He, chief technology officer, Lenovo. "By transitioning to digital display technologies like Display Port and HDMI customers can not only enjoy a better computing experience, they get more of what's important to them in a laptop: more mobility, simplified design with fewer connectors, and longer battery life."

Leading display panel manufacturers such as Samsung Electronics LCD Business and LG Display also are in strong support of this transition.

Samsung Electronics LCD Business is already supporting this transition with embedded DisplayPort notebook panels, which we have been shipping since March of this year," said Seung-Hwan Moon, vice president of engineering, LCD Business, Samsung Electronics.

"LG Display is fully prepared for this future transition. We already have different sizes of LCD panels with eDP out in the market to fulfill various needs of customers." said Michael Kim, vice president of IT Product Planning Department at LG Display.

The strong value proposition of scalable and low power digital display interfaces for PC users coupled with industry innovation around these interfaces should accelerate overall adoption of the newer display technologies for PCs.

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Interesting article, confirms my suspicions until now. My question should be directed at ASUS? Actually, judging from that article, it seems AMD terminated support for VGA 3 years ago, so my combination of Ryzen 3 2200G/ASUS PRIME A320 M-K didn't always work with a VGA monitor because of AMD.

As far as ASUS is concerned, I suppose the ASUS PRIME A320 M-K still works fine through VGA with other processors from other manufacturers. In fact, my ASUS motherboard has a VGA port, which seems to indicate they still support VGA, or else why would they add the VGA port to their motherboard?

I was not the only one asking this question. In the past days, doing a few searches about this issue, I've found on forums online other people asking if the Ryzen 3 or Ryzen 5 APUs and similar motherboards will work through VGA. Believe me (you can confirm yourself), I've seen many replies from other people saying of course it will work with VGA, which is a wrong information.

Adept III

i have a full hd samsung monitor with just vga output i use a dvi-i adaptor so i can use it with my r9 380 i also have a ryzen 3 cpu with b350 motherboard so its still working verry fine i dont want to change the monitor cause its full hd and i dont need a biger rezolution still working as in the first day


Ryzen 3 1200 or 2200G? Does your motherboard have a VGA port? If so, have you tried connecting the VGA monitor directly to the motherboard? Did it work?

I've thought about getting an adapter to solve my vga connectivity problem, maybe some adapters could solve my issue, I just didn't like the idea very much. From what I've read online, it can be quite a gamble, people claim some adapters work, others just don't, so if yours worked, more power to you. If I understood correctly, your R9 380 has HDMI and DVI ports, your motherboard has VGA and HDMI port and you have a VGA monitor. You have a VGA to DVI adapter so you can connect your VGA monitor to your R3 380. Interesting to know different setups



Idk if my problem is my vga or not

because without the amd graphics driver the display shows up but whenever i install the driver from the software or even installing it manually by the device manager i cannot boot into windows. I have tried updating my bios windows every thing but it didnt work.

Note- *Once i was able to getting the drivers work by installing it manually but after 2-3 days the problem came again*

MY pc specs

APU - Ryzen 3 2200g

Mobo - Gigabyte b450m gaming

Ram - Corsair vengeance Lpx DDR 4 3000mhz  16gb kit

GPU = Vega 8 


Hello, I didn't understand well your problem. Are you trying to use a VGA monitor? Do you not get any image on screen when Windows starts to boot?


I have no problems. I just reported that on the asus prime a320m-a motherboard, a vga port worked
Yes, i use monitor with VGA port

I don't think it's the VGA but I am unable to install the graphics driver properly.


I still don't understand your problem from your description. If you don't get any image on Windows, you can't even login to Windows, you can't get to the point when you can or can't install drivers.


My Problem is that I can use my computer without any driver but whenever i install the apu driver and restart my computer I get the post logo of my motherboard but then no display 


Yes that is my driver


I'm going to install that one soon. Try installing an earlier version.


Yes I have a VGA monitor with 900p resolution. When ever I try to install the graphics driver after the post logo I don't get any image.


If you don't get any image on Windows, you might be having the same issue I had. I solved it by buying a HDMI monitor.


I get image but without any drivers

Adept III

well i i cant try cause i wont see anything i dont have a integrated gpu


You said you have a Ryzen 3 cpu, isn't it the 2200G?

Adept III

no its the 1200

Adept I


how did you solve it in the end?

did you buy a hdmi-vga adapter?

or have you changed CPU or motherboard?



retro1988​ I simply bought a HDMI monitor. I never got a definitive answer from any of these companies I contacted, my assumption and articles posted here about VGA being gradually phased out indicate the manufacturers didn't bother, weren't interested to make VGA work in all situations. Proof of that is when later I had a HDMI connection as first monitor. I was finally able to get an image from the VGA monitor working as 2nd screen.

I would like to buy an apu ryzen with a b450 motherboard and I have a vga monitor

they advised me that the solution is to adapt dvi-i - vga

and seeing around I noticed that some motherboards do not allow the conversion from dvi to vga and the ryzen in the specifications does not include support for the vga

I do not want to buy a new screen because that I have is working.

I can not believe they do not allow the transition from digital to analog.

have you tried maybe with an active adapter that coneverte the signal from analog digital type hdmi-vga or display port-vga?


No, I never tried any adapters because I read mixed opinions online about different types of adapters, some people got them to work, others didn't, it sounded risky so I couldn't be bothered to go through that hassle of buying one, trying, if it didn't work buy another one and so on, besides adapters seem like only a temporary solution.

What Rysen you want to buy? Rysen 3 2200G or Rysen 5 2400G? My motherboard is the ASUS PRIME A320 M-K. Since you want to buy the B450 motherboard, I guess not all of them work the same way, who knows? I suggest you ask in the store before you buy to test your new PC working with a VGA monitor to make sure it works for your setup.

My experience with store clerks and even ASUS, AMD support has been frustrating to say the least, they care about selling, that's it, you need to ask specifically what you want to test before buying or they won't care too much, in a hurry to just sell. After several contacts with AMD and ASUS support, I could never get an answer about this whole issue, only very vague and useless replies, some of them acted like they didn't have a clue, nobody could explain to me the technology and technological reasons behind what happened.

Probably, VGA won't work, like it happened to me. At first I didn't like the idea, my VGA monitor has been working fine for years but I quickly came to terms with tech evolution, if VGA is being phased out and discontinued, why insist on using it? Doesn't make sense in the long term. Sooner or later we will have to give up VGA monitors. Consider the same solution I went for to avoid more hassles, you can just buy a decent HDMI monitor, same size as your VGA one, for a reasonable price.


I would like to buy a ryzen 5 2400g initially and in the future if there is the possibility to add a dedicated card. this is the first option. the second option would be to buy a ryzen 3 2200g and at the same time buy me a dedicated one if there is an offer. but the second hypothesis excludes it. but now I'm looking for a way to use the VGA. apparently they did so both motherboard side and processor side not to make compatible with the VGA. and so we are forced to switch to the new technology. and it seems logical to me because it is a function of profit. I honestly do not want to spend money on a new monitor. because what I have is enough for me so I wanted to find a cheap adapter. but reading you and others. it seems not to be possible.

this is the motherboard I had chosen. since it had the VGA output. but it seems unitile with these new processors.


PRIME B450M-A/CSM | Motherboards | ASUS USA

and at the moment I'm considering buying a hdmi monitor

would you have someone to advise me?

maybe you write me what you bought.

thank you

consider also that I am waiting for the csm of las vegas because the new ryzen will come out and I want to see the prices and release dates. and then at that point I adjust and I buy everything


but it seems useless with these new processors.

would you have someone to advise me?

could you recommend some monitors?


My board also has a VGA port but didn't always work, as I said before, I finally was able to get it to work with VGA as 2nd monitor. It was confusing, if the VGA port is there, if it works, why not just make it always work like the HDMI port? But oh well. Maybe it was even harder for them to make the VGA port NOT WORK since it's already there, due to some obscure deal between companies to sell more HDMI screens. I'm not an expert in monitors, I'd say just check the current prices, I guess many manufacturers have quality, if you find a good price for one of those, or a special deal, take advantage. I bought a LG screen and so far I'm satisfied with it. Good luck.


the doubt would come to push the sale of new screens and to put in the cellar the analog ones (VGA), we will never know. the fact is that it is very uncertain.

or that maybe the motherboards were produced before the processors, who had abandoned the vga technology to give space to the hdmi. certainly technology always goes on and of course digital (hdmi) necessarily takes place analogue (VGA). more than anything else it is my desire to continue using my old vga screen because even if it is not full hd it does its nice job with exceptional results.

1366x768 - 16/9

great for an apu ryzen I read

For now, the research has told me that you must also have luck in finding those who have already tried.

but of course there is a risk that it is not always good for you.

so I'm considering the idea of ​​a new monitor.

I would like to use my old samsung hd tv which has a hdmi attack. just that I do not know if it could work.

you could kindly tell me the model of your monitor if you like so I can see it.

thank you


retro1988​ that's exactly what I said, it might be deliberate by these companies to push sales of new HDMI monitors. That also explains why nobody from AMD and ASUS gave me an answer, weird how nobody had a clue there, or didn't want to have a clue, with these commercial deals, they keep the information to themselves, hidden from us, the customers.

If you really want the Ryzen APU, I think just buying a new HDMI monitor is the best option for you, as it was for me. Your HDMI TV will probably work, while I was trying to solve this whole mess, to troubleshoot I connected my new Ryzen PC to my HDMI TV via a HDMI cable and it worked. However, this was only temporary, to install the operating system, since I had no other way to get an image since boot and see what was going on. It's up to you but for me, thinking of using a big HDMI TV with my PC long term was not convenient at all, I needed a proper monitor to place on top of a desk. The big HDMI TV has another use for me, Xbox games, that's what I like a big screen for.

The HDMI monitor I bought says "IPS LED", LG on the front, nothing else, so I'm not sure the exact model, it has energy saving and all those "green", tree friendly fancy words. You don't have to buy exactly what I bought. Check the current prices and all brands, find one that seems like a good deal, with quality not for an exorbitant price.

Adept I

this is an example:

you can see the motherboard doesn't allow to use an adapter to dvi -vga

Adept I

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Adept I

in fact I want a small screen maximum 18.5 ''

I'll do the TV just like you to install windows

I wait until January without haste before choosing for a new screen

also because finding them so 'small with hdmi is difficult

yes l'apu ryzen I saw it as a good deal since it has the graphics chip

but this vga thing annoys me

I do not want to give up my old monitor

only for the gains of x or y enterprise

the csm of las vegas in January present the new apu ryzen hopefully

and I also hope they are compatible with the vga

even if I do not delude myself

thanks again for your availability and your help


It annoyed me too but I got over it, what more can we do really? Get over it. You know technology evolution has always been like this, forces us to spend money to upgrade.

What do you mean by "difficult"? I'm not sure where you live but I assumed there are stores with current technology near you? For me it was easy to find plenty of HDMI monitors in the 1st store I visisted. Big international chain, I won't mention its name because **** them, no one paid me to advertise their name lol. $$$ greedy corporations with little to no concern about each individual like us.

Here, from a quick search online I found many 19'' screens, even bigger than the one you mentioned, at reasonable prices, check it out:


For statistics, I can report that my motherboard ASUS PRIME A320M-A with a Ryzen 2200G processor via VGA (d-sub) the port worked without problems

A converter? Can you post the its manufacturer? I've read online it can be a gamble, as some conveters work and others don't. Anyway, since the motherboard has a VGA port, it should work directly, without the need for converters.


I did not use converters

What do you mean by d-sub then? Is that a normal VGA monitor cable? Can you post photo of it? I use the same APU as you, the difference is the motherboard, mine is PRIME A320 M-K, yours is PRIME A320M-A.