Black and White BIOS?


Mar 4, 2016
I'm beginning to get my build up and running. Still lacking any drives or OS.

I have:
MSI PC Mate Z170A motherboard
16GB (2x8) G.Skill TridentZ 3200
Intel i5 6600k
Gigabyte GeForce 960 G1-Gaming 4GB

These are the components I have so far, enough to get me into the BIOS to play around. I hooked it up to my TV via HDMI and also tried an older Dual Link DVI monitor. The BIOS is only in black and white. All the videos on youtube I have watched show this particular BIOS in color. Is this because I don't have an OS and installed graphics drivers?

Also, I have the TV or monitor plugged into the graphics card, not the motherboard. I tried the motherboard and it wouldn't work.

Thanks for any help