I can't say I have used this board, but many of the Intel boards have a BIOS set-up option for "Quite Boot" Enable \ Disable
If set to disable you do not get a splash screen.
You may also try the F9 - restore defaults and see if that brings up you splash screen
Thanks for the reply Doc,
They have some new options in the BIOS on this board. Instead of the Quiet Boot they have a Hyper Boot, which takes some of the things you normally see and hides em away, like the config for the onboard RAID and such. I ended up trying another graphic and after shutting down and starting up the new logo flashes for a second on every boot.
Wimped out on the F9 option as I had already created a RAID array and installed the OS and thought it might reset the drive config and forget the settings.
I will compromise on this for the time being as this build is a prototype for a mini-ITX system.
All in all works good.